Dog Friendly Activities in Venice, FL

There are 4 dog friendly activities in Venice, and 23 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 Venice.

Pet Friendly Brohard Paw Park
Brohard Paw Park 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. See Details
Pet Friendly Woodmere Dog Park
Woodmere Dog Park 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. See Details
Venetian Waterway Park 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Legacy Trail 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
17th Street Paw Park 17th Street Paw Park is a great off-leash dog park in Sarasota, with water, shade and everything else your pooch needs to play! See Details
Bay Front Park Bay Front Park is great place to bring your leashed dog for a great shaded stroll around the marina and bayfront. See Details
Arlington Park Dog Park Nice off leash dog park In a beautiful park. Plenty of parking. See Details
Red Bug Slough Reserve 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. See Details
Ann Dever Regional Paw Park 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. See Details
Venetian Waterway Park 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Lakeview Paw Park 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. See Details
The Canine Club 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. See Details
Dog Friendly Historic District 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. See Details
Ann Dever Memorial Regional Park 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. See Details
Gulf Island Tours 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. See Details
Bone Appetite 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. See Details
Legacy Trail (Sarasota to Venice Rail-Trail) 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Legacy Trail (Sarasota to Venice Rail-Trail) 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Oscar Scherer State Park Parts of Oscar Scherer State Park are dog-friendly! The 1,381-acre park is a great spot to view Florida scrub-jays and enjoy a variety of recreational activities. Leashed and well-behaved dogs are allowed in the campground and visitor recreation areas. Several campsites are not pet-friendly, so dog owners should call ahead before arriving. Pets are not allowed in buildings, on playground equipment, rental canoes, on the swimming beach or in the lake. Admission varies by vehicle occupancy and time of day. Oscar Scherer State Park is open from 8am to sundown year-round. See Details
Don Pedro Island State Park Dogs are welcome on a leash at Don Pedro Island State Park. Located on one of the land masses that is part of the chain of barrier islands running along the Gulf Coast of Florida, you and Fido can enjoy numerous trails on the Cape Haze Peninsula and check out the views of the vast ocean surrounding you. The fee for entering the park is $3 per vehicle. Don Pedro Island State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until 5pm. See Details
Sapphire Shores Park Sapphire Shores Park is pet-friendly. Home for the sculpture “The One That Got Away” by Charles Meyrick. The park also has bike parking, the “Little Playground”, allows leashed pets and is a great location to watch the sunset or go fishing. Enjoy the trails together and have fun next to the water. See Details
Don Pedro Island State Park Don Pedro Island State Park is dog-friendly. This 230-acre park has a fishing dock, a kayak launch, a number of nature trails, and a picnic shelter for Fido to eat their lunch at. The shallow waters make for great trawling and you'll be able to spot lots of different wildlife as you and Fido trundle along. Alternatively, you can enjoy wandering along one of the many trails at Cape Haze Peninsula. Don Pedro Island State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Palatka to St. Augustine State Trail The Palatka to St. Augustine State Trail is dog-friendly. This multi-use paved trail runs through scenic landscapes, wooded areas, and agricultural surroundings in the Florida countryside. The pathway is broken up into different sections, some complete and some incomplete. You can access the trail every day of the week from 9am to 5pm. See Details
St. Armands Circle St. Armands Circle is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome to wander around the outdoor sections of this shopping mall. Here, you'll find an array of shops, restaurants, salons and spas. St. Armands Circle is open every day of the week from 10am to 9pm. See Details