The top five pet-friendly adventures to partake in with your dog in Miami!
Miami is a thriving city with any and every kind of attraction you can imagine; the arts, restaurants, entertainment, outdoor activities, and more. But what about for the dog lovers out there? You can’t always leave your hound at home while you have all the fun! Pet sitter Meghan stepped up to help our canine buddies enjoy the Miami scene along with their parents, and found the most popular and dog friendly activities that are a Miami must!
#5 Art Deco Tours with Christine & Company
1021 Collins Ave (Tour Starting Point Varies)
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Hours: Tours are available daily. Tour times vary by season. Reservations are required.
Cost: $30 per person and $30 per pet
Feeling in touch with your artistic side or would like see the beauty and history of old Miami brought to life? Art Deco Tours with Christine & Company has been voted one of the top attractions in Miami Beach. This top notch tour takes you inside the cities Art Deco buildings with a full tutorial on Miami Beach then and now. Don’t worry, Fido can come along for the walk. You bring the collar, leash, and treats and the company will provide the water, bowl, and waste bags! The pets may not come inside, but the company provides a pet companion to keep them company while you explore history indoors. Make it an event! Feel free to dress yourself and your pet to the nines while touring the lavish buildings of old Miami Beach. If you plan to bring your pet book at least two weeks in advance and notify the tour (they may have more details on the rules).
#4 Grove Isle Hotel & Spa
4 Grove Isle Drive
Miami, FL 33133
Pool Hours 10am – 5pm
Get ready for a luxurious staycation at The Grove Isle Hotel & Spa located on a private 20 acre island overlooking the Biscayne Bay, south of downtown Miami. Your pup will be pampered with their own concierge service and treats upon arrival. Be prepared to put your feet…or paws up when you and your pup are poolside. A special menu just for dogs including entrees like “South Beach Canine”, a bowl of veggies and brown rice or the “Sinful Dog”, a hot dog with all the fixing complimented by a side of French fries. You and your fur baby will feel rejuvenated after a day at the pool and 5-star hotel stay.
3190 Commodore Plaza
Miami, FL 33133
Sun, M, T 12 -10 pm
W – Sat 12 – 11pm
Cost: $$ Price point
Lokal is a quirky burger joint located in Coconut Grove, a few blocks away from the Cocowalk scene. It’s a flip flop and shorts type of scene where you can savor hand-crafted Florida microbrews and sink your teeth into a variety of unique burgers. Yeyo, the French bulldog mascot, may greet you at the door. This local hot spot not only attracts humans, but is quite the hang out for all canines, big and small. Your pup will be in heaven lounging on the patio enjoying the Marmaduke’s Meatloaf, Yeyo’s Chicken & Rice and washing it down with Bowser beer, a non-alcoholic beer made especially for dogs, served over ice, and made in our very own backyard (well…Tampa, close enough!). Remember, the dog biscuits and fresh water are always free. A Miami favorite you and your pup must check off the list!
Are you looking to pamper your pooch? At Doggie Bag Café & Pet Boutique, just outside of the Miami Shores neighborhood, you can shower your pup with gifts, treat them to the best biscuit in town, or dress them snout to tail. The boutique offers an incredible selection of gifts and sensational doggie fashions with a wide range of sizes for any occasion. In addition this company has a pet party planning service complete with gourmet catering, serving freshly cooked or prepared frozen food that can be delivered to your door. Or if you’re looking for a relaxing afternoon, take a seat on their patio and meet other dog lovers while your precious pooch dines on a fantastic meal!
#1 Bark Beach at North Shore
8232 Collins Ave
Miami, FL 33141
Hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 3 – 7pm
Cost: $5 Resident/ $25 Non-Resident/ Annual Pass $20 (for residents only) CASH PAYMENT ONLY!
Bark Beach at North Shore has been voted the #1 Dog Park Metro Miami. It’s sits on oceanfront property in the quiet and tropical mid-century neighborhood in North Shore Miami Beach. It is one of six of the designated Bark Parks provided by the city of Miami Beach parks and recreation. The park is a dog’s dream where they can roam off leash, use the double fenced dog runs, or drink and play in the water fountains. Benches and waste collection are provided as well. Make a night of it by playing Frisbee at the beach, away from the hustle and bustle of south beach and check out the delicious restaurants nearby. Try Burgers and Shakes on Collins & 74th, the joint is dog friendly and provides treats for your pup.
Insider Note: Always check rules and regulations for any dog park you are planning to attend. Bark Beach requires your pup to have proof of all recent vaccinations. Also, if you plan to bring your dog to any business call ahead to understand the guidelines.
Looking for more interesting activities to experience with you pet? The websites below are helpful tools when looking for pet friendly places or activities in any area.
Doggoes.com – A statewide site, servicing all 50 states and several territories. It provides information on travel, parks and restaurants. You can become a member of the site and add your own photos and reviews, look at articles, links and pet forums.
Bringfido.com – A worldwide site able to search for dog friendly destinations, lodging, air travel, attractions, restaurants, service’s and events. Reviews, posts & photos are accepted as well. The more knowledge you can provide to this website, the better. It passes on valuable information to other dog lovers and helps the website grow!
A founding member of the Equipaws family, Frankie can mostly be found working behind the scenes, helping co-create online branding, managing several social media accounts, designing brand collateral, writing copy, and managing events. She also fills in for pet sitters and dog walkers when needed in Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, and South Miami. Her own small pack consists of Boots the Shih Tzu mix and Nutmeg the Chiweenie.