As the baby boomers begin to slow down and even retire, senior communities around the country are rolling out the red carpet to entice this huge infusion of new individuals. One requirement that many of these seniors have is a safe and comfortable place to live, not only for themselves but in many cases for their furry friends as well.
Senior Living Communities Becoming More Pet Friendly
Just a few years ago in 2005, very few senior living communities accepted pets. Fast forward to today and a recent New York Times piece pointed out that an estimated 40% of senior communities welcome pets. This is largely due to the huge shift in many seniors’ affinities towards pets that has caused a seismic shift in the marketplace.
Not only are these senior communities becoming more accepting of pets but they are also adding a variety of amenities that pamper pets, which in turn pleases their owners. Some of the amenities that are being added to senior communities around the country include dog washing stations, dog parks, agility courses and much more!
Top Dog-Friendly Communities for Seniors
We’ve put together a list of 5 of the top dog-friendly communities for seniors across the country.
The Palace Suites, Royale, and Renaissance
11355 SW 84th Street
Miami, FL 33173
The Palace Suites in Miami offers both accommodations for active seniors as well as options for long-term care if necessary. These wonderful senior rental communities are all extremely pet friendly and offer a continuum of care for both the residents as well as their family members. The various communities have specialized staffing in place to handle the ever-changing needs of a senior community.
44600 Monterey Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Residents of Atria Hacienda are able to enjoy luxurious living including a movie theater, fitness center, a full-service grill and even a luxurious spa. Atria Hacienda caters to seniors with pets and will welcome both residents as well as their furry friends with open arms.
The Village at Duxbury and Allerton House
290 Kingstown Way
Duxbury, MA 02332
This lifestyle community is a full service senior center dedicated to individuals aged 62 and over. Opened in 1994 the 38-acre campus offers a beautiful, wooded backdrop that is a favorite among the many residents that call this great community home. Full pet care is available as well.
3100 Carlisle Street
Dallas, TX 75204
The Taylor offers luxury living in Dallas at its finest. Some seniors are not quite ready to move to a senior-only community and would rather just live somewhere that offers full amenities and maintenance-free living. The Taylor is in the heart of Uptown Dallas and even has a dedicated Evolution Dog Wash to keep your furry friends clean year round!
2365 Patriot Heights
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Brookdale Village offers a senior living community focused on independent living. With a full calendar of special events as well as luxury amenities, seniors will undoubtedly fall in love with their new home at Brookdale Village. Both dogs and cats are welcome as well.
Pets Will Continue to be Welcomed At Senior Communities Across the Country
As more seniors begin to transition toward senior living communities, there is little doubt that pet friendly communities will continue to grow. This is good news for the droves of pet loving seniors across the country.