Pet Friendly Places

There are several areas in South Florida that are pet friendly.  Coconut Grove, Miami Beach, South Miami, are the main ones.  In addition, there are parks and beaches specifically for dogs, doggy day cares, and places that offer yappy hour.  Although it may sound like it is mostly dog friendly, don’t be surprised to see people walking their Iguanas, birds, and other exotics.  This is South Florida, after all!

Dog Beaches

Hobie Beach, which is on the South side of Virginia Key on the Rickenbacker Causeway.  Open everday, free.

Hollywood Beach, between Pershing and Custer Streets.  Open 3-7pm, Friday-Sunday only.  Cost $30 for 6 months for residents, $60 for non-residents, or $5/day, $10/weekend.

Fort Lauderdale Canine Beach, at State Road A1A north of Sunrise Blvd., Open 5-9 pm, Friday-Sunday only.  $30 for annual permit for residents, $45 for non-residents, $7/weekend.

Dog Parks

These parks allow for off-leash play

Amelia Earhart Park

Belle Isle Park – Belle Isle, Miami Beach

Blanche Park – Coconut Grove

East Greynolds Park

Flamingo Park – Miami Beach

James Arthur Smith Park – Homestead

Kennedy Park – Coconut Grove

Haulover Park

Bone Zone at Senator Gwen Margolis Park – Sunny Isles

Perrine Wayside Dog Park – Palmetto Bay

Pinetree Bark Park – Miami Beach

South Pointe Park – Miami Beach First Street and Washington near Smith and Wollensky Restaurant

Tropical Dog Park

Washington Avenue Bark Park

West Kendall District Dog Park – Hammocks

These are dog friendly, but they must be on a leash