Celebrating Adopt a Senior Pet Month in Memphis

By: Ariel Taranski

Did you know that November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month? There are so many perks to adopting a senior pet. For starters, you’re giving them a new lease on life and opening up your home to a shelter animal who desperately needs the love. And though they say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, that’s not true! Senior pets are trainable, and you’re able to skip some of the training that comes with a new puppy or kitten like potty training, basic commands, and not tearing up your shoes while you’re away. Here are the best places in Memphis to adopt a senior pet this month, as well as some great local spots to show them around town!

Where to Adopt in Memphis

With so many rescue organizations in the 901, you have so many options in finding the right senior pet for you. In fact, the hardest part may be not taking them all home! Check out these local shelters to find your next best furry friend, or if you can’t bring home a new pet just now, you can always volunteer, donate, or even foster an animal temporarily.

Pet-Friendly Spots Around Memphis

Want to socialize your new pet? Thankfully this city has many pet-friendly places, including doggy daycare if your senior pet enjoys being around other animals. 


  • Memphis Botanic Garden
  • Shelby Farms
  • Overton Park
  • Bartlett Dog Park
  • Mud Island
  • Memphis Dog Park
  • The Barking Lot

Restaurants and Patios

  • Slider Inn
  • Memphis Made Brewing Company
  • Belly Acres
  • Young Avenue Deli
  • Hammer & Ale
  • Central BBQ – Midtown
  • Elwood’s Shack
  • Otherland’s Coffee Bar
  • Grind City Brewing
  • Babalu Tacos and Tapas
  • Railgarten
  • Cheffie’s Cafe
  • Miss Cordelia’s
  • High Cotton Brewing Co.
  • Aldo’s Pizza Pies
  • Celtic Crossing
  • MEMPops
  • Majestic Grille
  • SOB – South of Beale
  • Café Eclectic
  • Wiseacre Brewing Co
  • Cafe Ole
  • Loflin Yard
  • Felicia Suzanne’s

Stores and Shops

  • Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid
  • Hollywood Feed
  • Three Dog Bakery
  • Burke’s Book Store
  • Crosstown Concourse
  • Woof Gang Bakery

Daycare and Boarding

  • Camp Bow Wow
  • Brown Dog Lodge
  • Mutt Island
  • PetSuites – Collierville
  • River Dog Inn
  • Dogs Rule Memphis
  • Barks and Recreation


  • The Peabody Memphis
  • Days Inn at Graceland
  • Arrive Hotel
  • Hyatt Centric Beale Street
  • Staybridge Suites, Poplar
  • Moxy Hotel
  • Residence Inn
  • The Westin
  • The Memphian
  • The Guesthouse at Graceland
  • Central Station Hotel
  • Homewood Suites
  • Sheraton Memphis

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