Dog Friendly Activities in The Villages, FL

There’s 1 dog friendly activity in The Villages, and 17 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 The Villages.

Pet Friendly Brinson / Perry Dog Park
Brinson / Perry Dog Park This off-leash dog park includes four areas for dogs to play. Dog Park users must be 13 years of age or older and must have their Villages Resident ID card or a valid guest ID card and a photo ID. Guest 13-18 years of age must be accompanied by a Village resident or guest 19 years of age or older. Call (352) 674-1800 for more information. See Details
Pet Friendly Letty Towles Dog Park
Letty Towles Dog Park Formerly the Millennium Dog Park, this spacious area is part of the Jervey Gantt Recreation Center. Small and big dogs are welcome. Closed on Wednesday and Thursday. See Details
Pear Park Several fenced areas for various sized dogs wth seating and shade for pet owners. Very friendly. See Details
Withlacoochee State Trail The Withlacoochee State Trail runs 46 miles and 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 Brooksville. The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Withlacoochee State Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. See Details
Ocala National Forest Ocala National Forest is dog friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome in most areas of the forest. Dogs are not allowed on the beach at swimming areas. For more information on the Ocala National Forest pet policy please call the Lake George Ranger District Office at (352) 625-2520. See Details
Lake Idamere Dog Park This park has various dog enclosure with tunnels and jumps for the dogs, and overlooks a small lake. There is also shelter and seating for pet owners. See Details
Lake Okahumpka Park Park Features 130 acres 1+ mile paved bike / fitness trail 2 lane boat ramp 4 grills 2 horseshoe pits 9 hole frisbee golf course Mountain bike trail 4 pet stations 28 picnic tables 3 picnic pavilions Playground Restrooms Tetherball court 2 volleyball courts The surface area of the lake is approximately 670 acres. See Details
Ocklawaha Prairie Restoration Area Dogs are welcome on this trail located five miles east of Ocala in Marion County, southwest of County Road (CR) 314A and south of the Silver River State Park, southwest of the Ocala National Forest. Please respect Florida’s wildlife and use caution while visiting district lands. These are wild animals. For your safety, do not approach or feed any wild animal. The diversity of natural systems provides habitat and feeding areas for wildlife such as gopher tortoise, gray fox, bobcat, black bear, sandhill crane, heron and egret. See Details
Lake Panasoffkee Dog Park Dogs can play off leash at this fenced park near Lake Panasoffkee. There are also walking trails that welcome leashed dogs. See Details
Karen's Canine Kitchen and Pawtique Welcome to Karen’s Canine Kitchen, Leesburg’s family owned neighborhood specialty pet supply store. We are committed to providing the best products for your pet. We search for and proudly carry many US made products. Karen’s Canine Kitchen started simply by creating natural treats for our own dogs because our dog Sasha always had strange eating habits. She would go on binges where she ate shoe laces, her bedding, even the strings on my apron. One night she ate the cover off a leather-bound bible while my husband and I were at the movies. That little escapade racked up over $400 in vet bills but we found out what her problem was - irritable bowel syndrome. After that, I began searching for foods that would not upset her sensitive system. I also started making treats for her. I was able to control what went into them, adding herbs that have long been used medicinally, and I found that all of our dogs really enjoyed them. We have expanded our mission is to provide our valued customers with the finest products for your pet at competitive prices. From food to treats, collars to toys, supplements and grooming supplies, we search for and proudly carry many American made products. Your leashed pet is always welcome to visit and shop with you. See Details
Venetian Gardens Park This 64-acre dog-friendly park, located in Leesburg on the west shore of Lake Harris, is one of the city's three boating and recreation access points to Central Florida's Harris Chain of Lakes. Venetian Gardens Park has several sidewalks to walk your dog in the park as well as a pavilion and benches for breaks. See Details
Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming, The Villages Our dog bakery is second to none. Everything on our beautiful table is human grade with most of it baked fresh in the store. In addition to our baked treats, we offer dehydrated sweet potatoes and apples and we make our own ice cream. Cakes and treats can be ordered for your special event to add that personal touch. Stop by our store today and spoil your pet with our healthy snacks! See Details
Leesburg Dog Park Leesburg Dog Park in Florida is pet-friendly. You can bring Fido to this park to hang out with lots of other pooches. This popular dog park is home to a rinse station, water stations, shaded picnic tables, doggie fire hydrants, and a separate areas for large and small dogs. The park is open every day of the week from 7am to 7pm. See Details
TA Wildwood Has a Country Pride, Subway, Popeyes, Pizza Hut Express, Country Store and a Travel Store. This location has a dedicated area for pets that need some exercise or a rest break. Waste bags and trash receptacles are also available for easy cleanup. TA and Petro Travel Stores also carry a variety of pet care products. See Details
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park Dogs are allowed to join their owners at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park. This pet-friendly park welcomes dogs onto any of the outside battlefield areas, as long as they are on a leash under six-feet. Established in 1921 to preserve and commemorate the site of Dade's Battle of 1835, nowadays you can enjoy the picnic areas, hiking trails, and variety of wildlife. The fee for entrance into Dade Battlefield Historic State Park is $3. You and Fido can access the park every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Humane Society of Marion County Thrift Store Bring Fido along to shop for great deals and help homeless animals at the same time! The Thrift Store is very pet friendly and it also sells pet supplies. Profits from the sale of your donations go directly to care for animals in need. They also accept almost any household items that you can think of. Your donations are tax deductible. Drops offs of good quality, gently used items are welcome from until 4 PM during operating hours. You may also call the store and they will pick up donations. Store hours are Monday - Saturday from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM See Details
Lake Griffin State Park Dogs are welcome at Lake Griffin State Park, made up of 620-acres of marshland and trees. You can bring Fido with you to enjoy the two hiking trails that take in two miles of the park. Dogs are also welcome to stay with their owners at the popular campground, as long as they are on a leash under six feet. The fee for entrance into the park is $5 per vehicle. You can access Lake Griffin State Park every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing is a drag Strip and antique car museum. Dogs who love life in the fast lane will appreciate this Ocala gem. Learn the history of one of America's most loved motorsports through the lens of memorabilia, cars and more. Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing is open every day of the week from 9am to 5pm. See Details