Dog Friendly Activities in North Fort Myers, FL

There are 4 dog friendly activities in North Fort Myers, and 36 more nearby. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, 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 Fort Myers.

Pet Friendly Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve (East)
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve (East) Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve is home to a number of pet-friendly trails through varied plant life native to the area and some flora that thrives in the area. The trails vary between boardwalk, paved, and natural trails. Dogs are welcome to join you, as long as they are leashed and well-behaved on the trail. The trail can be accessed every day of the week from 6am to 7pm. See Details
Pet Friendly Pooch Dog Park at Judd Park
Pooch Dog Park at Judd Park This fenced off-leash dog park is a local favorite in Fort Myers, with separate areas for large and small dogs, shade trees, and water. See Details
Shell Factory and Nature Center 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. See Details
Don's Good Time Agility Come and have fun at Don's Good Time Agility. We are located in North Fort Myers close to Punta Gorda and Naples. Agility is Fun for you and your dog.
We offer competition classes from Beginner to Advanced on natural grass surface in a safe fenced area. Training is by Don Soucy, Don has trained and coached winning agility teams as well as competing for over 15 years.
Whether for competition or for just plain fun and exercise..come visit Don's Good Time Agility. Call for details
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Beach Buddy Tours Beach Buddy Tours is dog-friendly, offering sightseeing tours of the habitats of a vast variety of local wildlife in Fort Myers Beach, FL. Pets are welcome with prior approval, and Beach Buddy Tours even offers a special four hour, Four Legged Friends Cruise, with a stop to swim and play on the Bonita Dog Beach. Beach Buddy Tours provides Frisbees, water toys, a water dish, clean-up baggies, and sailor bandannas for your pooch on this tour. Guests can bring a small cooler with the beverage of their choice and a sack lunch. For more information, check out Beach Buddy Tours' official website. See Details
Gulfside City Park One of the many pet-friendly beaches of Sanibel Island, Gulfside City Park is located near a City of Sanibel and Federal nature preserve. The beach is also home to threatened and endangered nesting shorebirds and sea turtles during much of the year. Dogs must be kept on a leash (maximum 8 feet) at all times, and owners are required by law to clean up after their pets. There are picnic tables, wash stations, and restrooms available, and an hourly parking fee is charged between the hours of 7 am to 7 pm (free after 7 pm). See Details
Bowman's Beach Bowman's Beach is a beautiful, dog-friendly secluded beach in Sanibel, FL, with hiking trails. Amenities include picnic tables, grills, pay phone, bathrooms and bike racks. Dogs are allowed on leash. See Details
Fishermen's Village Bring Fido to Fishermen's Village, a waterfront mall, marina, and resort in Punta Gorda, FL. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you as you explore more than 30 boutique shops. You can even stop at Salty Paws to buy Fido a treat or new toy. See Details
Tarpon Bay Explorers Tarpon Bay Explorers is a dog-friendly rental company on Sanibel, FL. They allow dogs and their owners to rent a paddleboard, kayak, or canoe and go off on their own adventure! Dogs are not allowed on eco tours due to disruption of local wildlife. Bring your own doggy life jacket if Fido’s not a strong swimmer. See Details
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Explore part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystems with your pup on the Wildlife Drive through J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel, FL. Dogs are allowed on the Wildlife Drive, Indigo Trail and the Bailey Tract as long as they are kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times. See Details
New Wave Eco Charters New Wave Eco Charters offers dog-friendly tours. New Wave Eco Charters specializes in eco-tourism practices. They offer a number of different tours, including a number of guided sightseeing adventures. One of the most popular tours is a private excursion with a marine biologist, available on weekends. Let the captain know that you'll be bringing Fido with you when you book your sustainable charter. Dawson, the company dog, can be brought along to keep your pooch company on an adventure by special request. The prices vary depending on the tour you would like to enjoy. Check out their website or call them directly to get a breakdown and more information. See Details
Scotty's Bierwerks Scotty's Bierwerks is a dog-friendly brewery serving locals and visitors to Cape Coral, FL. Fido is welcome to accompany you beside a picnic table on the open, uncovered outside patio space. Try a local craft brew and pair it with a tasty bite from the on-site food truck which rotate daily. Sip a refreshing glass of Irish Red Ale, Oatmeal Stout or Hazy IPA in a relaxed and laid back enviroment. See Details
Miromar Outlets Most stores and restaurants are pet friendly!

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Island Paws Island Paws was created by two girls, two dogs, and one very old calico cat. When the five of us moved to Sanibel in 2003 we had no idea that a store for our 4-legged furry friends was in our future. But, we soon realized that there was no place nearby where our pets could get all natural foods, shop for delicious treats, or experience the newest and most unique toys. So Island Paws was born.

We opened our doors in October 2004 and continue to provide the finest pet products and supplies for your best friend. Island Paws offers quality health and nutrition, gourmet treats, and unique gifts.

It is our pleasure to be able to share our love of pets with so many people. We believe that pets are a part of the family. They deserve our love and understanding, and a scratch on the belly whenever time allows!

We wish all pets and their humans a long, healthy, and happy life!
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Sunset Park at Dick Cuda Trail Bring Fido to Sunset Park to romp off-leash! The Park is located in Babcock Ranch and offers a dog area and dog-walking trail. The multi-area fenced dog park features open space with shade structures, trashcans, small bags for clean-up convenience, agility training equipment, picnic tables, and a water trough with a ground-height spout, perfect for pets to refuel. The trail boasts benches and clean-up stations. Leashes are recommended on the trail, especially near the lake, as it is located near preservation land and alligators are to be expected. Sunset Park also features a bike rack with rentable bikes, via a bike-share app, and a restroom facility. See Details
GreenMarket Held by Alliance for the Arts, GreenMarket is dog-friendly! The market's goal is to support local growers, bakers, artisans, and gardeners. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners as they meander through GreenMarket's extensive selection of goods, listen to live music, take gardening and live cooking classes, and even participate in free weekly yoga sessions held in the shade. Dog owners should clean up after their pets and ensure Fido stays hydrated. GreenMarket is open every Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Yoga Bird sessions are held every Saturday at 9:30am. See Details
Larry Taylor Kiwanis Park Larry Taylor Kiwanis Park is a pet-friendly park in Port Charlotte. Wander along the wooded trails and enjoy the seclusion of this pretty park. If Fido needs to use the bathroom, there are several waste stations that can be found along the pathways. There's also a large field in the area that can be used for exercising pups. Dogs are welcome, as long as they are leashed and cleaned up after. The park is open every day of the week from 7am to 9pm. See Details
Sundance Sailing Sundance Sailing is pet-friendly. Designed for offshore cruising, the 42′ Sundance is undoubtedly the safest, most enjoyable vessel on Fort Myers Beach. Half-day, Full-day and Sunset Cruises are available. You and your pooch can set off on your adventure from Snug Harbor, Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Sundance Sailing is open every day of the week from 10am to 7pm. See Details
Henry Street Dog Park Henry Street Dog Park is pet-friendly. This 6.4-acre park is fully fenced and has a nice shaded area to relax at on sunny days. You can park next to the park, grab a refreshing drink of water for your pooch, and relax at the picnic tables while they play and have fun. See Details
John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail is a great place to walk your dog in Fort Myers, FL. The dog-friendly trail is well shaded on the southern-most section. The trail can be accessed by sidewalk or paths at: Daniels Parkway, Crystal Drive, and Colonial Boulevard. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Public parking is available at several nearby recreational facilities (parking fees may apply): Lakes Regional Park (1.5 mi.), the Lee County Sports Complex (1 mi.) and the City of Fort Myers Neighborhood Trailhead Park (2.1 mi.). See Details
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Galt Preserve Galt Preserve offers 2.5 miles of hiking trails and boardwalks where you can walk Fido on-leash. Please be courteous and pick up after your pet. See Details
Hobby Lobby Take Fido along as you shop for seasonal crafts at Hobby Lobby, a dog-friendly chain store with a location in Fort Myers Beach, FL. Leashed and well-behaved dogs are welcome. Hobby Lobby sells fabric, ornaments, paints, decorations, cushions, photo frames and beautiful pieces for your home. Items within the aisles might be delicate or breakable, so keep Fido close to you when browsing. See Details
Causeway Islands Park Causeway Islands Park is pet-friendly. Consisting of two spoil islands built and used to link the mainland to Sanibel Island, this causeway bisects San Carlos Bay a short distance from the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River that allows bay and gulf side access. Leashed pets are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details