Pet-Friendly Senior Living in CincinnatiPet-Friendly Senior Living in Cincinnati

The Queen City treats dogs like royalty. Whether you’re a newcomer to the Cincinnati area or a longtime resident looking for places to go with your pet, you’ll find lots of options for pet-friendly living, outdoor exercise and social time, and special events that cater to canines.

Plenty of places to live with your pet

Fifi and Fido are welcome at 5 Best of 2015 assisted living facilities around the city. They are:

More than 30 other assisted living communities in the Cincinnati area also welcome residents’ pets.

Lots of opportunities for a walk in the park

Cincinnati is home to about half a dozen public dog parks as well as several private, members-only off-leash play areas. Washington Park, a downtown hub for live music, special events, and family fun, is the most popular public dog park. Its off leash area is relatively small—about 12,000 square feet—but that space is packed with features designed to delight dogs, such as boulders for climbing, a creek for splashing, and synthetic ground cover for easy cleanup and a healthy environment.

Fido Field, also downtown, has a fenced half-acre leash-free zone for pups and their people. The park is supported by the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and a team of volunteers who maintain an active Facebook page with updates, tips, and, of course, cute dog photos.

The “big dog” among local parks is Otto Armleder Memorial Park, which sets aside 10 full acres for free-roaming dogs. Trees and shaded areas, dog showers, water fountains, and special zones for big and small dogs are all part of the appeal. With the leash on, your dog can accompany you on 8 miles of trails around the park’s 300+ acres beside the Little Miami River.

Out on the town

Dogs are welcome to drop by Graeter’s Ice Cream locations around Cincinnati on the 1st Tuesday of the month between May and September. At these Dogs’ Night Out events, pups can enjoy free samples of frozen treats made just for them, while their owners enjoy handmade ice cream.

Take Rex out to the ballgame on one of the Cincinatti Reds’ Bark in the Park game days. These special events, held about 4 times a year, let dogs and owners sit together in the stands, take part in a pre-game pet parade around the field, browse the pet expo, and sit for a photo together. Tickets for Bark in the Park tend to sell out early, so it’s a good idea to buy in advance if you’re set on going.

Stroll through history in MainStrasse Village, a quaint German neighborhood in Covington that features old-school architecture, a popular Oktoberfest, and an annual Dog Pawrade each fall. While you’re window shopping, drop into Strasse Dog boutique, a popular locally owned destination for pet supplies and grooming services.

From dog parks and boutiques to ball games and parades, Cincinnati is a great place to explore with your pet.

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Casey Kelly-Barton is an Austin-based freelance writer whose childhood was made awesome by her grandmothers, great-grandmother, great-aunts and -uncles, and their friends.


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