Not only is Asbury Methodist Village a great place for seniors to enjoy their next chapter in life, it’s a sweet spot for their furry friends too. Asbury welcomes pets on campus because they are important members of the family.
And just like their owners enjoy amenities designed with their lifestyle in mind, the canines of Asbury have a place to go that meets all of their needs where they can play off leash. PAWS Park dog park opened in October 2017, offering a quarter acre of fenced-in fun including a doggy water fountain and lots of shade for hot summer days.
As with many of the initiatives on campus, the park was through the insight and advocacy of Asbury residents. The Asbury Dog Club was looking for spots on campus that would provide places where dogs and their owners could meet and socialize. Working with the support of Asbury Foundation, the Pet Activity & Wellness Site, or PAWS, was born within the year. Now there is a permanent spot on campus for canines and their counterparts to get out and meet new friends while getting a little exercise too!
With a 17-acre Wildlife Preserve and 134 acres of tree-lined paths and sidewalks, Asbury is one dog-friendly retirement community. Now, thanks to the efforts of residents and the Asbury Foundation, there’s a place where they can run, sniff, and make new friends! See photos of Asbury’s dog park grand opening below.
“It’s great to have a place where we can play fetch with our dogs,” says dog club member Linda Davis. ” PAWS brings important social and exercise benefits to people and pets.”