Pet-Friendly Things To Do

Enjoy fun filled days without having to leave your hound behind, The Palm Beaches have a great selection of pet-friendly things to do.

Dog Parks
Dog Parks are rapidly appearing across the nation and The Palm Beaches are home to many beautiful grounds through Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation. Be sure to check out the new Lake Woof Dog Park located in John Prince Park in Lake Worth. This four-acre grassland is equipped with five fenced-in enclosures with three separate sections for small, medium and large dogs, five covered gazebos, multiple dog wash stations, and several water fountains. Along with Lake Woof Dog Park, The Palm Beaches are home to many other dog parks. Jupiter is also in the process of building a park that pups and owners are guaranteed to enjoy.

 

Everyone wants their pooch run loose, but there are certain restrictions dog owners must follow for their fur babies to get along. We encourage you to use the correct dog park etiquette: picking up after your dog, keeping your dog on a leash until you are in the permitted off-leash areas, and paying attention to your dog to ensure they aren’t playing too rough with the others.

Shopping
Don’t let your pet hold you back from shopping till you drop… simply bring them along for the day! The shopping districts in The Palm Beaches are very pet-friendly.
 Green Market Shopping
Take a stroll down Worth Avenue and when window shopping gets the best of you, stop for a drink at one the four dog-watering fountains around town. You will also want to visit the Royal Poinciana Plaza where you and treat four legged friend to the royal treatment.  Just look for the Royal Pups decal on the store fronts to know which stores are pet friendly.
 
Dining
While you are out and about in The Palm Beaches, stop by one of the pet-friendly restaurants so you and your canine can refuel. Boston’s on the Beach in Delray is just one example of the pet-friendly places to eat in The Palm Beaches. Their covered patio and Pooch Menu featuring pet-friendly Bowser Beer is a hit for dogs and their owners. 

Just north in West Palm Beach is the vegetarian restaurant, Darbster. Named after the owner’s late poodle, Darby, this eatery donates all profits to the Darbster Animal Rescue Organization. Bring your pup to this pet-friendly place, sit on the shaded patio and enjoy the vegan dishes knowing your bill goes to a great cause.

Brunch lovers also can look forward to Saturdays at The Ben, Autograph Collection, a new adventure-inspired West Palm Beach hotel overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Every Saturday at the on-site restaurant Proper Grit, owners pamper their pooches with a special “Puppy Brunch” menu that complements the hotel’s already popular brunch experience. Highlights include a Bloody Mary Bar sponsored by Tito’s, live music and plenty of outdoor seating. The best part? Proceeds go back to Big Dog Rescue Ranch, the largest cage-free, no-kill dog shelter in the U.S. located right here in The Palm Beaches.

**Hero photo courtesy of PBC Parks
 

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