greater fort lauderdog

Enjoy a dog-day afternoon in the sun with pet-friendly locales from dog parks and dog beaches to puppy boutiques and spas, to sidewalk cafes that welcome four legged visitors as well as those with two. Does your pet need freshening up?  We have that covered too with friendly groomers.  Of course, there are lots of pet-friendly hotels in the Fort Lauderdale area for you and your pets to stay.

Bring man's best friend to visit the onsite locations where the movie Marley & Me was filmed:

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Building - 200 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Where John Grogan worked.  

Las Olas Boulevard in front of Big City Tavern – 609 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. The Walk and Talk Scene. 

Riviera Isle and E. Las Olas Boulevard

Nick's Bar & Grill on Hollywood Beach Broadwalk
1214 North Broadwalk, Hollywood Beach
(954) 920-2800  

1015 North 17 Court in Hollywood, Florida 


pet-friendly hotels 

There are more than 100 hotels that welcome you and your pets. Click here for a list of pet-friendly hotels.

pet-friendly restaurants


         Bru's Room Sports Grill
         123 NE 20th Ave, (954) 420-5959  


America's Backyard
100 S.W. 3rd Ave., (954) 727-0950

Big City Tavern
609 E Las Olas Blvd., (954) 727-0307

1555 SE 17th St., (954) 525-7400

Briny Riverfront
305 S. Andrews Ave., (954) 376-4742

Cafe' La Bonne Crepe
815 E Las Olas Blvd., (954) 761-1515 

Cafe Vico
1125 N Federal Hwy., (954) 565-9681 

The Capital Grille
2430 E Sunrise Blvd., (954) 446-2000

Cheesecake Factory
600 E Las Olas Blvd., (954) 463-1999 

Christina Wan's
664 N Federal Hwy., (954) 527-0228  

429 Seabreeze Blvd., (954) 525-2421

Croissan-Time French Bakery & Fine Foods 
1201 North Federal Hwy. Suite 4A, (954) 565-8555

Dirty Blondes
229 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., (954) 728-9801

Einstein's Bagels 
3200 N. Federal Hwy., (954) 565-2155

The Floridian
1410 E Las Olas Blvd., (954) 463-4041 

Foxy Brown
723 E Broward Blvd., (754) 200-4236

Golden Lyon Vintage Pub
620 E Las Olas Blvd, (954) 467-0671

101 S Ft Lauderdale Beach Blvd., (954) 414-1024

620 E Las Olas Blvd, (954) 467-0671

2850 N. Federal Hwy., (954) 567-3333

Lemongrass Asian Bistro
3811 N Federal Hwy., (954) 564-4422

Panera Bread 
1762 North Federal Hwy., (954) 567-5925

Preston's Wine & Martini Lounge 
620 E Las Olas Blvd, (954) 467-0671

Sage French Cafe
2378 N Federal Hwy., (954) 565-2299 

Shuck & Dive
650 N. Federal Hwy., (954) 462-0088

Steak 954 at the W Fort Laudedale Hotel
401 N Ft Lauderdale Blvd., (954) 414-8333

Tee-Jay Thai Restaurant
5975 N Federal Hwy., (954) 771-4447

Tokyo Sushi
1499 SE 17th St., (954) 767-9922 

Tuscan Grill 
1105 East Las Olas Blvd., (954) 766-8700

333 E Las Olas Blvd., (954) 523-1000

Zona Fresca
1635 N. Federal Hwy., (954) 566-1777


Lola's on Harrison
2032 Harrison St. (954) 927-9851 


Red Fox Diner
3640-1 N. Federal Highway, (954) 783-7714


Georgie's Alibi
2266 Wilton Dr., (954) 565-2526

pet-friendly spas

Camp Canine Country Club & Spa
Cageless Facility
808 W. Broward Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, (954) 763-4111

Java Cat & Dog Spa
3318 NE 33rd St. Fort Lauderdale, (954) 566-8874

Pet Paradise 
Offering Boarding, Day Care, Pet Spa, Grooming and Dog Training
10401 Orange Dr., Davie, (954) 888-1866

Pompano Pet Lodge and Doggie Daycare
No cages or crates. Home to the K-9 Police dogs
900 NW 31st Avenue, Pompano Beach, (954) 972-5584

Posh Paws
Pet Salon, Grooming, Boarding, Pet Sitting and Walking
3045 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale, (954) 565-3343

pet bakeries & boutiques

Central Bark Doggy Day Care & Retail
24 Hour Staffing, Membership requirement, Unique retail
3699 N. Dixie Hwy. Fort Lauderdale, (954) 568-3647

Diamonds and Doggies
111 Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, (954) 765-6078
The only store of its kind! A full selection of fine jewelry including wedding, engagement and anniversary rings, bracelets and earrings, coupled with some great fashion pieces that are a hit with everyone. If that's not enough, Diamonds and Doggies is the best place in town to shop for any kind of toy or teacup dog breed and bulldogs too. They even provide an airline approved travel bag with every purchase!

Tea Cups Puppy Store, Full Dog Bakery & Boutique
TeaCup and Toy Breed Puppies, Canine Couture, and luxury items for petite dogs. Some larger items available for larger breeds.
5195 University Drive, Davie, (954) 985-8848

parks, beaches, recreation areas

"Barkham At Markham"-Dog Park at Markham Park
16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise
(954) 389-2000

Bark Park at Snyder Park
3299 SW 4th Avenue 
Freshwater lake. 7am-8pm. Weekends and holidays: $2 adults, $1.50 kids 6-12 yrs, 5 and under free. Weekdays: $1.50 adults, $1 kids 6-12 yrs, 5 and under free. Annual pass: $60.

Canine Corner Dog Park
1101 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach
Located at the corner of U.S. 1 & N.E. 10th St. 

Dog Beach of Hollywood
Located on Hollywood Beach between Pershing & Custer Streets
Fri-Sun 5pm-9pm. The area is 100-yards long. Passes are available on site or at Hollywood Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Office, 1405 S. 28th Avenue. 954-921-3404. Weekend daily pass Residents, $5 per dog, Non-Residents, $10 per dog. Maximum two dogs per pass holder. Dogs must have a current rabies tag. Dogs must be under the control of the owner. Owner responsible for waste cleanup.

Dr. Paul's Pet Care Center Dog Park 
Located off Sportsplex Drive in the Sportsplex Regional Park Complex, between Sample Road and Royal Palm Blvd., east of Sawgrass Expressway in Coral Springs. Sunrise-9pm daily.

Emerald Hills Lakes Park
3901 N. 30th Terrace, Hollywood
This neighborhood park features a side area for small and large dogs as well as a playground, swings, ball field and small basketball court.

Fort Lauderdale's Dog Beach
(954) 828-7275
**North of Sunrise Blvd. Right before the hotels start on the east side of A1A. A stretch of ocean beach beginning at Sunrise and A1A and continuing on for 100 yards to the north. Fri-Sun 7pm-9pm. 5p-9p Sat & Sun only. Permit required $5.30 per visit or $ 21.20 for one year.

Gary B. Jones Park for People and Pups
8101 Southgate Blvd., Tamarac
Northwest corner of University Dr. & Southgate Blvd., directly next to Veteran's Memorial Park.
The park features areas for both large and small dogs, a common area with drinking fountains (for both people and pups), a dog washing area, shelters, pathways, and landscaping.

Golden Isles Park
Egret Dr. and Layne Blvd., Hallandale Beach
A great park for the little ones, it contains a playground, picnic tables, walking trail, basketball court and pavilion. Coming soon for four-legged members of the family: a dog park to be enjoyed by dogs and their humans.

Happy Tails Dog Park at Seminole Park
6600 S.W. 16th St., Plantation
Happy Tails Park is a great new place to walk your dog and meet friends. Located at Seminole Park in the City of Plantation, the park provides five acres dedicated to man's best friend.
John Williams Park 
Sheridan Oak Forest, 6101 Sheridan Street, Hollywood
A favorite among scouts, overnight campers, and nature lovers, John Williams Park allows a close encounter with nature while providing passive recreational activities. The park also has playground equipment, a pavilion, a walking path, and restrooms.

Joseph Scavo Park 
900 Three Islands Blvd. Hallandale Beach
Enjoy a stroll on the walking trail at this 7-acre park that also has benches and a playground. This is the perfect park for a picnic.

Oakridge Park
5200 SW 35th Avenue, Hollywood
Features a play area for dogs and their owners. Other enhancements for those who visit the 37-acre site include two covered playgrounds, two pavilions, a walking path, two parking lots and the park is ADA accessible.

Poinciana Neighborhood Dog Park
1301 South 21st Avenue
Known throughout the city by dog owners, Poinciana provides a location to stretch a pet's legs as well as a pleasant spot for two-legged visitors to enjoy a walking path, playground, shoot hoops or enjoy a picnic. It also has beautiful poinciana trees.

Quiet Waters Park
Located at 401 S. Powerline Road between Hillsboro Blvd. and SE 10th Street. (954) 360-1315. 
Basic obedience and flyball classes for dogs offered.

The Riverwalk
Behind Broward Center for the Performing Arts to about 500 East Las Olas Blvd. Daily from sunrise to 2am.

Tradewinds Park
3600 West Sample Road, Coconut Creek, (954) 968-3875

Woodville Dog Park
1500 S.W. 83rd Ave., North Lauderdale
Located on McNab Road and SW 83rd Avenue, it contains a dog park, nature trail, open green space, and restrooms. Park is open daily from dawn to dusk. This three acre park is a combined educational, natural preserve and dog park. 

pet groomers  

Absolute Grooming
1682 E Oakland Park Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Chateau Poochie
4301 N Federal Highway
Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Lily Belle's Pet Grooming Pawlor
4348 Sea Grape Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Pampered Pooch Salon
1318 E Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Woof Spa
4001 NE 34th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308