Senoia was founded in 1828 by settlers who arrived in covered wagons. The city keeps its historic architecture and friendly charm, although this small town near Peachtree City now feels like an enclave within the ever-growing reach of the metro Atlanta suburbs. With Senoia's old fashioned Main Street shopping district and friendly community, you could easily forget that you’re only 40 miles from the state’s Top Dogs: the Georgia Statehouse and downtown business district at the center of Atlanta’s hustle and bustle.
You won’t need to go that far to find entertainment, though. Downtown Senoia has plenty to offer. Cruise the wide sidewalks of Main Street down to Seavy Street Park, where you can lounge on the grassy lawns and shady picnic spots near a children’s play area. There are two dog-friendly restaurants in town, both great for lunch on the patio: Katie Lou’s Cafe and Senoia Coffee and Cafe. We’re pretty sure that neither spot serves brains, but the locals will definitely fill you in on the filming of zombie show The Walking Dead throughout this part of Georgia: Senoia served as the location for the town of Woodbury in Season 3. (It might be scarier for your fur-family to know that Senoia was also the location for Pet Sematary 2.)
Senoia Animal Hospital is ready to look after your veterinary needs, and Senoians have access to any number of veterinarians and specialists in surrounding towns. With a number of lovely parks and trails in this green and leafy part of Georgia, hopefully Rover can stay in tip-top shape between checkups.
The City of Newnan, 18 miles west of Senoia, is a lovely spot for lunch and an afternoon in the park. Newnan offers 9 dog-friendly restaurants, and the doggiest is probably the RPM Full Service Patio Pub and Grill, an all-patio restaurant with 14 beers on tap. Sometimes you just want some hushpuppies, though, and the “no-frills” (their words) comfort food at Redneck Gourmet will hit the spot. Newnan prides itself on beautiful parks: First Avenue Park has paved trails in a 3.- acre landscaped setting, and Greenville Street Park has lawns and art installations surrounding a terraced amphitheater.