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Pet Friendly Guide to Tampa Bay

 

Whether you’re new to the area, or natives looking for a new spot to enjoy time with your pets, our Pet-Friendly Guide to Tampa Bay has you covered. From pet essentials to new adventures, look no further for dog-friendly options in Tampa Bay.

 

Veterinary Services

 

 

  • BluePearl Veterinary Partners

 

      • 4525 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater, FL 33762

 

  • Day & Evening Pet Hospital and Pet Surgical Center

 

      • 511 Magnolia Ave, Palm Harbor, FL 34683

 

  • TLC Animal & Bird Hospital

 

      • 270 ALT 19 N, Palm Harbor, FL 34683

 

 

 

Groomers

  • Poochies Pet Boutique & Salon
  • A Tender Touch Grooming

Pet Rescue

  • Dunedin Doggie Rescue- https://www.facebook.com/dunedindogs/
    • Dunedin Doggie Rescue rescues dogs from local and rural kill shelters on their last days.  We take these dogs over owner surrendered dogs because their time is up, and a person looking to rehome their dog with some effort can find a new home for the dog can most of the time find them a home through friends and family
  • Suncoast Animal League
    • Suncoast Animal League is a non-profit, no-kill, no-time-limit animal welfare agency that cares for domestics and wildlife.
    • 1030 Pennsylvania Ave, Palm Harbor, FL 34683
    • (727) 786-1330

 

Eateries

  • The Sweet Spot Ice cream & Coffee shop
    • 2609 US-19 ALT, Palm Harbor, FL 34683
    • (727) 784-2277
    • Dog Ice Cream offered here
  • Clear Sky Draught Haus
    • 680 Main St, Dunedin, FL 34698
    • (727) 286-6266
    • Relaxed, neighborhood locale with lots of craft beer options & pub grub, plus outdoor seating & TVs.
  • New England’s Ale House Grille
    • 3419 US-19 ALT, Palm Harbor, FL 34683
    • (727) 785-9700
    • Relaxed spot for pub comfort food & ales in a brick-lined dining room with TV sports or on a patio.

 

Beverages

  • Rosie’s Tavern of Dunedin
  • Dunedin Brewery
  • de Bine Brewing Company
  • Stilt House Brewery
  • Tarpon Tavern

 

Pet Friendly Hotels

Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf And Spa Resort – 36750 Us Highway 19 N Palm Harbor, FL 34684 – (727) 942-2000

 

Best Western Plus Yacht Harbor Inn – 150 Marina Plaza, Dunedin, FL 34698 – (727) 733-4121

 

Pet Stores

Earth Wise – 3335 Tampa Rd. Palm Harbor, FL 34684 – 727-470-9102

Natural Pet Nutrition Center & Wellness Spa

 

PetSuperMarket – 32560 US Hwy 19 N, Palm Harbor, FL, 34684, United States- 727-784-9306

 

Dog Parks

Enterprise Dog Park – 2671 Enterprise Road East Clearwater, FL 33761

Hours

  • Monday – 9 a.m. to Sunset
  • Tuesday through Thursday – Sunrise to Sunset
  • Friday 11 a.m. to Sunset
  • Saturday and Sunday – Sunrise to Sunset

 

Happy Tails Dog Park – 3051 Garrison Rd,, Dunedin, FL 34698

Located behind the ballpark. Enter the park left and go left. Follow the road until you see the dog park.

 

  • John Chesnut

 

Fun Places to Walk

Pinellas Trail

The Pinellas Trail spans nearly 40 miles across Pinellas County, Florida. The Pinellas Trail passes through downtown Tarpon Springs, Crystal Beach (The Pack of Tampa Bay’s Headquarters), Palm Harbor, dog-friendly Dunedin, Clearwater, ends in Saint Petersburg.

Make sure to check out the dog-friendly restaurants and breweries along the way. Many of them have pet-friendly outdoor patios. Bring extra water for your furry friend and make sure to pick-up after your pet.

 

Key Vista Nature Park – 2700 Baillies Bluff Rd. Holiday, FL 34691

Open 7 days from dawn to dusk

This beautiful Nature Resource park offers a pleasant and peaceful surrounding. You can hear the wildlife moving around your feet. There are birds, squirrels, peacocks and even slithering snakes. There is 101 acres of land here for you to capture all of its beauty. Take a stroll on the boardwalk, which connects to the Anclote Gulf Park, or take a hike on the quarter-mile nature trail.Be sure to take a walk to the observation tower and absorb the breathtaking view.

 

Dog Beaches

Honeymoon Island Dog Beach – #1 Causeway Blvd. Dunedin, FL 34698 (727) 469-5942

  • Hours:
    The park is open from 8:00 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year

  • Fees:
    Admission Fee:

    $8.00 per vehicle. Limit 2-8 people per vehicle.

    $4.00 Single Occupant Vehicle.

 

  • Dogs are allowed in designated areas such as the pet beach on the southern tip of the island and on the nature trail. Pets must be on a 6 foot hand held leash at all times while in these areas.

 

Fort Desoto – 3500 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verde, FL 33715 (727) 582-2267

Pay booth collects the daily parking fees of $5.

  • Open 7 days a week, 7 a.m. to dusk. County Parks are closed two days throughout the year, the day after Thanksgiving and Dec. 25. (exception is Fort De Soto Park which is open all year)
  • Fort De Soto has the only dog park where dogs are allowed on the beach in a designated area. There are also 2 fenced-in areas near the beach for large and small dogs with water stations (beach entrance is at the far southwest corner of dog park).

 

Pet Friendly Living

 

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