Dog Friendly Activities in Florida
Don’t worry, summer’s not over yet! There’s still time to plan a pawesome getaway for you and your pooch and the Sunshine State offers plenty of fun spots for dog friendly activities for you both to unwind.
Enjoy the Spa
This very pawsh dog spa has perfected its formula for pampering pooches. From the deluxe accommodations to the luxurious amenities your dog will be spoiled rotten here. What do you do if you dog gets a little hungry? No problem — this spa offers a full dog-centric menu for its four-legged guests! Your pooch can select a light lunch or a full course meal with options like Poochie California Rolls or USDA Sirloin Beef with Vegetable Chutney. Your dog can even wash it down with a refreshing bowl of Chicken Champagne! Here are some of the pawpular amenities that you might want to sniff out:
“Paw”dicure (bubble bath soak, paw massage, filing and optional polish)
Blueberry facials (exfoliating action removes tear stains)
Check out all these happy pooch customers on their Facebook page.
Tarpon Bay loves wagging tails, in fact they don’t charge a fee for your pooch! “We’d love to see your four-legged friend too – just bring a leash and fresh water and rent a kayak for an enjoyable adventure,” according to their Facebook page. Your happy pooch can even ride along with you on the kayak. They also offer standup paddleboards, fishing, and nature and sea life cruises, if kayaking/canoeing is not your thing. Tarpon Bay Explorers is open seven days a week, bright and early at 8 a.m. Here are the two types of tours you can take with your pooch:
Kayak Trail Tour – A great introduction to Tarpon Bay and the coastal environment where you will kayak with a naturalist through the mangrove forest along the Commodore Creek water trail. ($30 per adult and $20 per child.)
Sunset Rookery Paddle – A two hour kayak paddle to the Rookery Islands, where hundreds of birds—egrets, herons, ibis, cormorants, and pelicans—come in to roost for the night. ($40 adult, $25 child)