It’s a Dog’s Life on Fort Lauderdale Beach

Whoever coined the phrase “It’s a dog’s life” must have been a guest at one of Fort Lauderdale Beach’s luxury hotels. Whether you’re bringing the family lab along with your children, or your chihuahua is your child, each of these properties goes way beyond merely allowing pets. They treat them like guests in their own right. We’re talking massages, turn-down service with rawhide bones, and aromatherapy, for starters. So forget boarding. Treat your best friend like, well, your best friend, and hit the road together. From spa retreats to the oh-so chic, here are the top dog-friendly hotels (and attractions and events) on Fort Lauderdale Beach.

PLACES TO STAY

FOOD & DRINK
Pet-Friendly Restaurants
Most restaurants along A1A permit dogs on their outdoor patio.
Visit our Restaurant Directory

THINGS TO DO
Canine Beach
Enjoy a dog-day afternoon in the sun at Canine Beach, located at Sunrise Boulevard and A1A on a 100-yard section of the beach heading north. Canine Beach is open year-round on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. The hours in the winter season are from 3 pm – 7 pm and in the summer from 5 pm – 9 pm (Daylight Savings Time). Dogs shall be on a leash at all times. Call 954-828-PARK or visit the City of Fort Lauderdale website for more information.

Monthly Events
On the last Friday of every month (Check Schedule), bring your dog to the beach in Fort Lauderdale north of Sunrise Blvd followed by Doggie Happy Hour at The World Famous Parrot Lounge ! Socialize with other dog lovers in the Fort Lauderdale Area ! Plenty of Food and Drink Specials at The Parrot. Provisions for all the dogs as well ! Raffles, Door Prizes, and other Fun ! Free Admission ! Dog Rescue Groups and Dog Adoption Services will be on hand. Dogs on the beach are required to have permits.
Visit Dogs, Beaches and Brews Facebook Page for complete details.

Annual Events
Galleria Mall at Fort Lauderdale celebrates the dog days of summer – literally – by encouraging its shoppers to include their pooches in a series of dog-themed initiatives during the month of August. The 2nd Annual Dog Days program will speak to the heart of The Galleria’s loyal shoppers, many who are loving pet-owners, with three dog-themed Wednesday evening events. For more information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s Dog Days, as well as other events, sales and a complete list of retailers, call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com

Dog Walking on A1A
Days: 365 days a year; Hours: 6 am to 9 am
Rules:
Dogs shall be on a leash at all times.
A person walking with a dog must be in possession of a device to properly dispose of any fecal matter deposited by their dog.
Dogs shall not create a nuisance by causing any form of disturbance such as excessive barking and/or similar undesirable conduct.

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