Questions for downtown dog owners

This morning I was contacted by someone who will be moving to Memphis in July, and is thinking about moving Downtown. She has a dog – a 25-pound terrier mix who adores people – and is curious how dog-friendly Downtown is. I’ve never owned a dog, so I thought I’d post the question and let my readers respond. Particularly she wants to know

  • For those who live in condos, where nearby do you walk your dog?
  • Are there are any outdoor restaurant patios that allow a well-behaved dog to sit with its owner?
  • What pet-sitting services and/or boarding services are available downtown? (She’ll be traveling a few times in the months after she moves here.)
  • Anything else you can think of that a dog owner should know about downtown?

If you’ll e-mail me your responses, I’ll pass them on. I’d be interested in hearing from people who live in both the Downtown core and the South Main district.