Dog Friendly Activities in North Port, FL

There are 25 dog friendly activities in North Port, FL. Use the links below to get an overview of each attraction, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in North Port, FL, or call 877-411-FIDO to speak with one of our pet travel experts!

The Canine Club

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Fenced in dog park with separate small and large dog areas. Water hose, kiddie pools, and covers pavilions. Park provides dog waste bags to keep the park clean. Nice size area.

Brohard Paw Park

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Brohard Paw Park is the only beach area in the county where dogs are welcome. This dog-friendly beach offers doggy and human drinking fountains, dog showers, fire hydrants, leash posts, picnic tables, and benches.

17th Street Paw Park

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17th Street Paw Park is a great off-leash dog park in Sarasota, with water, shade and everything else your pooch needs to play!

Bay Front Park

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Although not an off-leash dog park, Bay Front Park is an amazing place to bring your pup for a great shaded stroll around the marina and bayfront.

Hounds of Henry Street Park

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This clean, grassy dog park includes a separate small dog area, water spigots and bowls, picnic tables, and benches. A great place for an off-leash run.

Edgewater Dog Park

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Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fenced dog park with separate small dog area, water hoses, water bowls and waste bags. Restrooms and playground nearby.

Arlington Park Dog Park

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Nice off leash dog park In a beautiful park. Plenty of parking.

Woodmere Dog Park

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This off-leash park in Venice is a great spot to exercise your pet, and includes a shade structure, benches, mutt mitts, separate areas for small and large dogs, and water stations.

Red Bug Slough Reserve

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Lots of shaded trails and interesting smells for the dogs! My dogs loved it there. Great to see a city preserve natural beauty and not build condos etc on it. Big pond/lake in the middle of it so the dogs could go in and cool down. Didn't see any dog water fountains but there were poop bags at the entrance off Beneva Rd and lots of trash cans throughout.

Venetian Waterway Park

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The Venetian Waterway Park is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Englewood! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Venetian Waterway Park. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6032370">TrailLink.com</a>.

Legacy Trail

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The Legacy Trail (Sarasota to Venice Rail-Trail) is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Venice! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Legacy Trail (Sarasota to Venice Rail-Trail). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015537">TrailLink.com</a>.

Shell Factory and Nature Center

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The Shell Factory Dog Park, known as Doggy Heaven, provides a great place for your four legged friends to spend the day. Since the Shell Factory property is dog friendly (pets not allowed in Cap't Fishbones or Nature Park), Doggy Heaven was a natural addition. Admission is free and the Park is open all day. Doggy Heaven is also home to SunCoast DockDogs and the SW Florida Weiner Dog Club. Upon entrance to the Park you will see a large pool used for Dock Dog jumping events and Dog rehabilitation. The Shell Factory also promotes 'Doggy Church' which is held every Sunday at 9.30 am right at the Dog Park. After Church your dog can enjoy the agility course or cool off in the Doggy Fountain (may be held at Party House dependent on weather). No matter what breed or size, Doggy Heaven provides a great place to spend time with your four legged friend. Remember, the entire Shell Factory property is Dog Friendly so be sure to stop by Dog Bones Cafe or visit our Retail Store and browse many Dog related items.

Venetian Waterway Park

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The Venetian Waterway Park is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Venice! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Venetian Waterway Park. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6032370">TrailLink.com</a>.

Boca Grande Bike Path

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The Boca Grande Bike Path is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Boca Grande! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Boca Grande Bike Path. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015489">TrailLink.com</a>.

Ann Dever Regional Paw Park

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Public dog park with small dog, big dog and smaller dog area. The bad dog area is a future agility area. Very large fenced areas for dogs to run. Limited shade. Water available. Nice park, with lots of grassy area. Grass can get high sometimes in wet season.

Legacy Trail (Sarasota to Venice Rail-Trail)

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The Legacy Trail (Sarasota to Venice Rail-Trail) is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Nokomis! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Legacy Trail (Sarasota to Venice Rail-Trail). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015537">TrailLink.com</a>.

Gulf Island Tours

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Let Fido cruise in style! Whether you choose to spend a day on the water, or to ride around in a limo, Gulf Island Tours welcomes your pup to come along for the ride. Dogs are welcome in all boats, yachts, and even limousines.

Legacy Trail (Sarasota to Venice Rail-Trail)

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The Legacy Trail (Sarasota to Venice Rail-Trail) is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Osprey! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Legacy Trail (Sarasota to Venice Rail-Trail). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015537">TrailLink.com</a>.

Lago St/ Lakeview Paw Park

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Everything we could have asked for to make our pooch, and thus...us, happy while traveling and not knowing where to let her run off leash. 2 acres of fenced in shade for dogs over 20 lbs., plenty of water bowls, hose, doggie pools provided....and lots of tennis balls all over! Park has a smaller area for puppies and dogs under 20 lbs. Very pleasant discovery! Highly recommended.

Dog Friendly Historic District

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West Dearborn Street in Historic Old Englewood is a mostly dog friendly shopping area. Street includes antique stores, cafes and some historic buildings, like the hardware store and barber shop. Farmers market. Most are pet friendly for well behaved leashed dogs. Quaint area for a stroll. Most businesses closed Sunday and Monday. Special events held throughout the year such as the Classic Car Gathering the first weekend of the month, and Pioneer Days Parade and events on Labor Day. Halloween is a very special time where the street is closed and businesses participate in "Safe Walk" Leashed dogs welcome to outdoor events.

Boca Grande Bike Path

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The Boca Grande Bike Path is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Placida! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Boca Grande Bike Path. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015489">TrailLink.com</a>.

Ann Dever Memorial Regional Park

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Ann Dever Memorial Regional Park has over 420 acres of land, 50 acres for active use, 120 acres of environmental land, 136 acres north of the creek and 115 acres dedicated to Cedar Point Environment Park. Ann Dever Memorial Regional Park is a sanctuary of old growth pines, scrub habitat and mature pine flatwoods with mangrove fringe along Oyster Creek. An observation platform and the boardwalk crossing Oyster Creek displays the variety of birds that utilize Oyster Creek and the surrounding mangroves. Ann Dever Memorial Regional Park also includes San Casa, a 125 acre sanctuary that has old growth pines and scrub habitat.

Canoe Outpost-Peace River

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Dogs and other friendly pets are welcome on the Peace River, on Canoe Outpost-Peace River buses, canoe, kayak, and property. The Peace River is one of the few pet friendly rivers in the state. We only ask that they be friendly to all people and other pets. We have seen cats, parrots, snakes, and the most popular pet to bring: dogs in all shapes, colors, and sizes. Please bring only well-behaved and friendly dogs, friendly to other dogs and all people. You might consider a muzzle if there is any doubt. Ziggy was vicously attacked by two larger dogs in early 2012. You mess with our dogs, your dog can go home. If they'll attack Ziggy, they will attack other dogs or people on the river. All pets need to be on a leash and please clean up after your pet if it makes a mess. We do have a dog walk in the back parking lot. It runs the length of the shell driveway by campground walk through and the back gate. It's a big dog walk but the campground next door lays claim to the world's biggest dog walk, the property in front of the campground next to SR 70 is billed as the world's biggest dog walk. In the front parking lot, please walk your dog at the edge of the woods on either side of the parking lot. Leery of taking your dog on the river? We have a Dog Sitting Service! We have dog kennels behind the office under the hickory trees. Some folks like to travel with their dogs but are not sure how the dog will handle the canoe, they will leave their dog with us. If camped at the campground next door, you may not want to leave your dog in the camper or in your tent, leave him with us. http://www.canoeoutpost.com/peace/showpage.asp?page=petfriendly

Island Dog Boutique & Supply Co.

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Upscale dog boutique for dogs and for the people who love them. Purveyor of healthy foods and treats.

Bone Appetite

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From gourmet baked goods to toys and apparel and strollers, you are sure to find the right pet supplies at Bone Appetite. Dogs are welcome.