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MAR 18 2016/TINA WHITE/Pet Friendly Hot Spots

Spring is almost here and the weather has been beautiful. Everyone, including our furry friends, simply love being outside this time of year. Who can think of a better way to spend the day than being out and about with your best friend? But this begs the question, where to go? What to do? So this month we wanted to highlight some of our favorite dog friendly spots in town.

GO SHOPPING

Every trip to Allpets Emporium is always an adventure for your pet. We love Pets, so they are always welcome to shop with you. Our large selection and variety of goodies is sure to please even the pickiest of pets. Stop in to see what’s new today!

Allpets Emporium
5810 S University Dr., Davie, FL 33328

(954) 641-3474, allpetsemporium.com

GET OUT & PLAY

Dog parks are great places to walk, play and meet new friends. Socializing, in addition to exercise, is extremely important to raise a happy, healthy dog.

Bark Park at Snyder Park
3299 S.W. 4th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
(954) 828-4341, fortlauderdale.gov/departments/parks-recreation/city-parks/snyder-park
Hours: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm (Closed Thursdays from 8:00 am – 11:00 pm)
Admission: $1 per hour parking, $5 max per day
The 92-acre Snyder Park has fenced off a large grassy area for dogs to run free. There are separate areas for large and small dogs, agility equipment, hosing stations, drinking fountains for canines and humans and benches for dog owners.

Barkham Park at Markham Park
16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise, FL 33323
(954) 357-8868, broward.org/parks/markhampark
Hours: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Admission: Dog park passes required. Fees are $25 per household for an annual pass and $5 for a daily pass, plus sales tax.
Just to the west of Markham Park’s entrance is a 3-acre fenced in grassy area just for dogs to run leash-free. There are wide paved paths for walking or running with your dog, doggie drinking fountains, a dog washing area and three shelters.

CB Smith Park
900 N. Flamingo Rd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
(954) 437-2650, broward.org/Parks/CBSmithPark
Hours: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Park Admission: Weekdays Free, Weekends and Holidays $1.50 per person ages 6 and up
Pets may romp and play on-leash in this park, which includes fenced-in areas, benches, and handicapped access.

Happy Tails Dog Park at Seminole Park
6500 S.W. 16th St., Plantation, FL 33317
(954) 452-2510, plantation.org/Parks-Recreation/City-Parks/happy-tails-dog-park
Hours: 7am – Dusk (Holiday hours will vary)
Park Admission: Free
Happy Tails Park is a great new place to walk your dog and meet friends. The park provides five acres dedicated to man's best friend. The park is home to the Plantation Canine Unit and features three distinct activity areas — a leash free run and fun area for large dogs, an exercise area ideal for agility training, and an area for smaller dogs (twenty-five pounds or less). Various canine events and activities are held throughout the year. For information on these happenings.

Pembroke Pines Dog Park at John S. Fahey Park
9751 Johnson St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
(954) 435-6525
Hours: 8:00 am – Dusk
Park Admission: Free
This neighborhood park has separate areas for large and small dogs to run leash-free and some dog agility equipment. There is not a lot of shade in this park, but dog owners and their pets seem to love it here.

Tree Tops Park
3900 S.W. 100th Ave., Davie, FL 33328
Info: (954)357-5130, broward.org/parks/treetopspark
Hours: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Park Admission: Weekdays Free, Weekends and Holidays $1.50 per person ages 6 and up
With 243 acres, Tree Tops is one of the best walking parks in South Florida. With over 11,000 feet of trails, you can take your leashed dog on a long hike and observe the abundance of wildlife in the park.

TY (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park
3300 N. Park Rd., Hollywood, FL 33021
(954)357-8811, broward.org/parks/topeekeegeeyugneepark

Hours: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Park Admission: Weekdays Free, Weekends and Holidays $1.50 per person ages 6 and up
TY Park is 138 acres of natural beauty and my favorite of all the Broward County Parks. There are countless gigantic shady oak trees and many great spots for picnicking. The two miles of paved walkways are perfect for a walk or jog with your leashed dog.

STAY COOL

As the days start to get hotter and hotter, nothing feels better than a refreshing dip. So let Fluffy cool off and jump in. These Canine friendly spots are perfect places for your pet play in or near the water.

Canine Beach
From the centerline of Sunrise Boulevard and A1A, north 100 yards on the beach.
Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only
Winter Hours: 3 to 7 p.m., Summer Hours: 5 to 9 p.m. (during Daylight Savings Time)
Park Admission: Due to parking near Canine Beach being unavailable because of the FDOT A1A Reconstruction Project permit fees are currently being waived.

Dog Swim at Snyder Park
Swimming for dogs is available at Snyder Park’s East Lake.
3299 S.W. 4th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
954-828-4341, fortlauderdale.gov/departments/parks-recreation/city-parks/snyder-park

Hours: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. (Dog Swim is closed on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of each month for water treatment.)
Park Admission: No charge except for parking on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays ($1 per car per hour, $5 daily maximum).

GRAB A BITE

After all this fun, you and your pet are sure to work up an appetite. These spots have great patio areas that allow you dine outdoors with Fluffy while you enjoy the fresh air. Some of these locations even have specialty menus just for your pet.

7 Pecados Kitchen & Grill
14537 S.W. 5th St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
(954) 322-2234, 7pecados.us

Brimstone Woodfire Grill
14575 S.W. 5th St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
(954) 430-2333, brimstonewoodfiregrill.com

Corner Bakery Café
14810 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL, 33027
(954) 436-2346, cornerbakerycafe.com

Flashback Diner
4125 S.W. 64th Avenue (Davie Rd.), Davie, FL 33314
954.321.3400, flashbackdiner.com

Jason’s Deli
14531 S.W. 5th St., Pembroke Pines, FL, US 33027
(954) 438-1280, jasonsdeli.com

Kuluck
7821 W. Sunrise Blvd., Plantation, FL, US 33322
(954) 236-9955, kababicafe.com

LaSpada’s Original Hoagies
2645 S. University Dr., Davie, FL 33328
(954) 476-1099, laspadashoagies.com

Lime Fresh Mexican
801 S. University Dr., Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 472-5550, limefreshmexicangrill.com

Lime Fresh Mexican
601 S.W. 145th Terr., Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
(954) 436-4700, limefreshmexicangrill.com

Hickory Sticks BBQ
8320 W Sunrise Blvd., Plantation, FL, 33322
(954) 368-4478, hickorysticksbbq.com

Hurricane Grill & Wings
10281 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL, 33026
(954) 452-7676, hurricanewings.com

Menchies
14814 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL, 33027
(954) 447-4007, menchies.com

Quarterdeck Restaurant
3155 S. University Dr., Davie, FL, 33328
(954) 452-7676, quarterdeckrestaurants.com

Sal’s Italian Ristorante
14535 S.W. 5th St., Pembroke Pines, FL, 33027
(954) 239-0563, salsitalianristorantefl.com

The Cheese Course
801 S. University Dr., Plantation, FL, 33324
(754) 200-8387, thecheesecourse.com

Village Tavern
14555 S.W. Second St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
(954) 874-1001, hvillagetavern.com

Ye Olde Falcon Pub
2867 S. University Dr., Davie, FL 33314
(954) 424-0300, yeoldefalconpub.com



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GENERAL RULES FOR
TAKING PETS OUT IN PUBLIC

1. Dogs must have tags with current rabies vaccination information.
2. Keep pets on a leash, unless there is a noticed posted that allows off-leash play.
3. Keep our parks clean. Always pick up after your dog and dispose of waste.
4. Don’t be a nuisance. Keep your dog under control and well behaved in public.
5. Some parks require a pet permit. Keep this with you while at these locations.