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Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor is a great place for pets

Residents Betty Tanner (left) and Betty Johnson (right) enjoy life at Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor with their dogs Baxter and Diggy.

Moving into a new community can be hard but having to do it without a beloved pet can make it even harder. Luckily, at Arkansas City Presbyterian, small dogs, cats and birds are welcome with just a few restrictions.

In fact, it was the community’s pet policy that initially sold Betty Johnson and her late husband on the move to Presbyterian Manor back in 2019. Today, Betty and her 10-year-old papillon-toy-terrier mix, Digger (AKA Diggy) enjoy taking walks around the community and Betty says that having Diggy by her side keeps her busy and entertained.

Betty Tanner is another Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor resident who enjoys the community’s pet policy. Betty and her 13-year-old shih tzu, Baxter, originally lived in the community’s apartments before moving together to a duplex.  

“Living at the Manor duplex, I was able to get a fenced in area for Baxter to play outside,” said Betty.

For Betty, moving into a community that wouldn’t take Baxter was simply not an option.

“I have had dogs all my life—I can’t live without one,” said Betty.

If you would like to learn more about how you and your pet can enjoy independent living at Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor, contact Whitley Stokes at 620-506-0130 or

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