Dog Friendly Activities in Ruskin, FL

There are 4 dog friendly activities in Ruskin, and 79 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 Ruskin.

Pet Friendly Dr. Ott's Dog Park
Dr. Ott's Dog Park This clean, roomy off-leash dog park attracts a loyal crowd of regulars. Includes separate small dog area, shade, benches, swings, and picnic tables. See Details
Pet Friendly Little Harbor Watersports
Little Harbor Watersports Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Little Harbor Watersports on the shores of the Little Manatee River in Ruskin, Florida. With a focus on pet-friendly boating trips for families, they also offer additional tubes and knee-boards for rent. Located within a full-service marina where ice, beverages, and live bait are all available onsite. Their boats are all equipped with tops for shade, coolers, life jackets and GPS units to help you navigate. The central location of the marina allows visitors to easily explore the beauty of Tampa Bay. Little Harbor Watersports is open every day of the week from 9am to 6pm. See Details
Ruskin Family Drive-In Theatre Ruskin Family Drive-In Theatre is a pet-friendly drive-in movie theater. This nostalgic pastime is still going strong and invites you to bring your pooch along to watch a new release or a classic feature from the comfort of your car. Dog owners are reminded not to disturb other moviegoers by only bringing well-behaved dogs along who don't bark at the exciting scenes. If your dog needs a bathroom break, don't forget to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Tampa Bay Captain Services Tampa Bay Captain Services is pet-friendly. If you and your pup are looking to enjoy the waterways of Tampa Bay, climb aboard one of the pet-friendly vessels in the fleet. Whether you just want to cruise around the Tampa Bay area, or would like to walk some of the beautiful local islands (Beer Can Island, Fort De Soto, Egmont Key, Passage Key, Anna Maria Island, etc), there's a voyage that will suit you and your pooch. Tampa Bay Captain Services is open every day of the week from 9am to 6pm. See Details
Fort De Soto Dog Beach Park The Fort De Soto Park has large fenced areas for both large and small dogs, including dog showers for those hot days. Dogs are allowed anywhere in the park on a six-foot leash, except on any beach. The Paw Playground area is the exception -- dogs are allowed on the beach, and they are allowed off leash on that area of beach. They can also run free inside the fenced areas. On a hot summer day, you can cool off your dog by hosing him down, and drinking water is available too. The park also has plenty for two-legged visitors too -- an old Spanish fort to explore, gorgeous parks, overnight camping with plenty of amenities, and picnic areas. The north beach was named "America's #1 Beach" in 2008 & 2009 by TripAdvisor. See Details
Picnic Island Beach Dog Park Dogs are welcome to play off-leash at the beach here. Just be careful as the area is not fully fenced. See Details
Davis Island Dog Park Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of this park, located on Severn Avenue in Tampa. See Details
De Soto National Memorial Beach Bring your pet for a dip in Tampa Bay at this friendly beach, where dogs are allowed as long as they are on-leash. Outdoor showers nearby. See Details
Gandy Bridge Causeway Pets are welcome to play and swim on this St. Petersburg beach. See Details
West Park Dog Park Hillsborough counties first dog park, it is conveniently located in the western part of the county near Tampa International Airport. The play area features 5 acres with a 6 foot galvanized chain link fence with double gated entries. The area is split into two separate access areas for small and large dogs. In addition, there are water fountains for people and dogs, picnic tables, shelters, dog washes, a hitching post, and doggie mitt receptacles. The park has many shade trees, an adjacent children's playground, and baseball fields. This is a great destination for the entire family to enjoy time outside with their favorite pooch. See Details
Tampa Waterfront Photo Walk 'Tampa Waterfront Photo Walk' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Fitz. Your host will capture some amazing memories of you and your pooch while visiting Tampa's waterfront. You will walk along, passing fountains, the Glazier Children's' Museum, the Riverwalk, along with some hidden gems. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 4 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $54 per person. See Details
Apollo Beach The beach at Apollo Beach has been restored and re-opened. Dogs are welcome on leashes and there are waste bag locations scattered around the area along with a few picnic tables. See Details
The Dog Bar The Dog Bar gives humans and dogs a place to relax and enjoy the company of other humans and canines in a fantastic atmosphere. The expansive indoor space includes ample seating, TVs, ping pong, skee ball, corn hole, and board/table games. The outdoor space includes an off-leash park with separate areas for small and large dogs, swimming pools, doggie ramps, tunnels, and cots for lounging. A Dog Park supervisor is onsite to ensure the safety of every pooch. The bar itself has 31 beers on tap, including many local and craft brews, a full liquor selection, wine, cold-brew coffee, and soda. Anyone 21 and older can enjoy the bar, but membership is required to use the dog park. Membership requirements include proof of current vaccinations and dogs over 1 year of age must be spayed or neutered. The membership fee is $40 per year for the first dog and $20 per year for each additional dog. A $5 week pass is also available. See Details
Kenwood Dog Park Your pet will thank you for the chance to run and play off-leash at this fenced St. Petersburg dog park. See Details
Peter Pan Yard & Estate Sales Shopping 'Peter Pan Yard & Estate Sales Shopping' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Peter. Your host will guide you and your pup to various estate and yard sale destinations happening on your tour day. The experience lasts 4 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 18 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $20 per person. See Details
Gadsden Dog Park This shady, well-kept Tampa off-leash park is a local favorite. Includes separate areas for large and small dogs, with one area at rest in rotation. See Details
Al Lopez Dog Park Your pet is welcome to join you on-leash as you explore this massive park, or off-leash in one of the two fenced dog parks. Dog parks include separate area for small dogs. See Details
Happy Tails Dog Park at G.T. Bray Park Pets will love playing off-leash at this fenced Bradenton dog park, which includes separate small dog area, drinking water, and benches for owners to rest on. See Details
Eureka Springs County Park A small park with an awesome boardwalk through a marsh, small garden areas, walking trails, and picnic areas. Dogs must leashed. See Details
Enterprise Dog Park Enterprise Dogs Park is a spacious field where dogs can play off leash. There are plenty of water and poop bag stations available. See Details
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Dog Park Curtis Hixon Waterfront Dog Park is fully-fenced with artificial turf, agility equipment, drinking water, disposal bags, and trash cans. See Details
Tampa Bay Sunset and Eco Tour 'Tampa Bay Sunset and Eco Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Captain Randy and Rachel. Meet at the Sunlit Cove Boat Ramp in NE St Petersburg with up to 8 guests and climb aboard the 22’ Bennington Pontoon Boat for a 1.5 hour pontoon boat cruise and sunset tour. Private tours welcome dogs on board. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests of all ages. Please bring a life jacket for those under 2 years old. Rates start at $49 per person. See Details
Northshore Dog Park Both dogs and owners are known for being friendly and well-behaved at this fenced, off-leash dog park located near the waterfront. See Details
Lake Vista Dog Park Your pet will love to play off-leash at this 1.5 acre, fenced dog run with water fountains. There's even a time-out area for over-excited pets. See Details