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Pet-Friendly Places in Pinellas

If you are a pet-lover like me, you're always on the lookout for places to go locally in Tampa Bay, where our dog friends are as welcome as their human companions, which is what has inspired me to research and post the local "Paw Spots" for Pinellas County:

  • State Parks

    Pets are permitted in designated day-use areas at ALL Florida State Parks. They must be kept on a hand-held leash that is six-feet or shorter and be well-behaved at all times. Pet owners are required to pick up after their pets and properly dispose of their droppings. Pets are not permitted on beaches or playgrounds, or in bathing areas, cabins, park buildings, or concession facilities. Within individual parks, specific areas also may be designated as non-pet areas.

    Service animals are welcome in all areas of Florida State Parks.

Pinellas County has the following great State Parks:

  • Anclote Key Preserve State Park, # 1 Causeway Blvd. Dunedin, FL 34698
    727- 469 - 5942.  Only accessible by private watercraft, there is a 19th Century restored lighthouse.

Anclote Key Preserve

  • Caladesi Island State Park, # 1 Causeway Blvd. Dunedin, FL 34698
    727-469-5918.  Accessible by ferry from Honeymoon Island State Park, this park boasts the 2nd best natural beach in the nation.
    Caladesi shells
  • Egmont Key State Park, 4905 34th Street South, #5000 St. Petersburg, FL 33711
    727- 893 - 2627Egmont Key
    Accessible only by private boat, Egmont Key has a unique natural and cultural history, including a lighthouse that has stood since 1858.
  • Skyway Fishing Pier State Park, 4905 34th Street South, #5000 St. Petersburg, FL 33711
    727-865-0668.  When the new Sunshine Skyway bridge was built over Tampa Bay, connecting St. Petersburg with Sarasota, the old bridge was turned into the world's longest fishing pier.

 Dog Parks:

  • Fort DeSoto Paw Playground and beach  Ft. DeSoto County Park
    City: St. Petersburg
    , FL
    Location: Pinellas Bayway
    Features: Benches, tables, trees,parking, phones, restrooms, water, trash
    comments = A portion of the beach is designated for dogs. A very scenic park with lots of things to do.
  • Sand Key Paw Playground, 1060 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater. Offers picnic shelters with grills, a playground, water fountains and a restroom. Parking for the Paw Park is about 1 mile through the parking lot of this 95-acre Pinellas County park. There's a parking charge of $1.25 per hour. Note: dogs are not permitted on the beach portion of this park.
  • Crest Lake Park, Doggie Paws 201 Glenwood Ave, Clearwater. 33755
  • John Chestnut Sr. Paw Park Playground 2200 East Lake RoadChesnut Park Image
    Palm Harbor, FL 34685
    Phone 727.669.1951
    Fax 727.669.1953

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Comment balloon 9 commentsLoretta Buckner • June 25 2007 10:26PM

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fantastic Blog post!!!!  everyone loves this stuff
Posted by Katrina Madewell, Tampa FL Homes for sale | Tampa Bay - (813) 777-1196 (Charles Rutenberg Rlty- More than 5,000 agents(813) 777-1196) almost 13 years ago
I love this!!  I did some places locally and around FL but Pinellas is perfect for me!  Ya'll have the best parks in Pinellas!!  I was up in Marianna, FL last week and was talking to one of the Park Rangers there who grew up in Pinellas!!  VERY NICE!!
Posted by Susie Roscoe, Real Estate Specialist | Brandon, FL (Signature Realty Associates) almost 13 years ago

hey loretta,  West side of St Pete offers a couple more options- Walter Fuller Park dog park -a 1.5 acre dog park that overlooks a wildlife preserve. I've been going to Walter fuller for years and love it!   7883 26th Avenue N.  St. Petersburg, FL 33710. You can get to the park on either Tyrone Blvd or 22nd Ave to 78th St.  Another really cool place to let your dog swim in the Intercoastal (not that many waves) and catch a Sunset from one of the benches they have set up is Abercrombie Park- 3800 Park St N, St Petersburg, FL 33709.

Thanks for the post

Posted by Scott Hoag, Preferred Lender / Mortgage Company (FBC Mortgage) almost 13 years ago

Thank you, Katrina!  I saw your post with a link to dog parks after I'd constructed this post--great minds think alike!  ;-) 

and thank you, Susie--I realized that the best things to post are those closest to the heart--that would be my dog!!  I did miss a couple of my favorites, though, Howard Park, and here's a neat list of the off-leash parks:

Paw Playgrounds are Located at the following Pinellas County Parks:

 

Posted by Loretta Buckner, Your GREEN Real Estate Consultant For Life! (Real World Properties, Inc.| Your Real Estate Consultant for Life) almost 13 years ago
Cool!  New places to go--thanks, Scott!  I love beaches, especially, since Snickey is a water dog (1/2 Lab).
Posted by Loretta Buckner, Your GREEN Real Estate Consultant For Life! (Real World Properties, Inc.| Your Real Estate Consultant for Life) almost 13 years ago

Great post Loretta!  I love the information...thanks for sharing!

Posted by Leah Ross, Tampa, Florida Mortgage (Your Tampa Bay Mortgage Source) almost 13 years ago
sharing, sharing...you've just given me another idea...thanks, Leah!
Posted by Loretta Buckner, Your GREEN Real Estate Consultant For Life! (Real World Properties, Inc.| Your Real Estate Consultant for Life) almost 13 years ago

Great information Loretta.  Did you know you can also post information about your local city pet parks and beaches on YOUR PET FRIENDLY COMMUNITY.  I hope you visit us, to share with the Community everything that Pinellas has to offer pet owners.   

Thanks!

Molly

Posted by Molly of The Pet Realty Network (Pet Realty Network) almost 13 years ago
Thanks, Molly!  and I will...I have...I am--going there, did--what a great site!  I've been looking for one place to look for pet-friendly places!  Yay!
Posted by Loretta Buckner, Your GREEN Real Estate Consultant For Life! (Real World Properties, Inc.| Your Real Estate Consultant for Life) almost 13 years ago

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