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Tampa, FL, 33604

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Tampa, FL, 33602

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Tampa, FL, 33629

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Tampa, FL, 33617

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Why book a dog walker in Tampa?

Your pup wants to see the Tampa, FL sights just as much as you do, whether they're taking a quick spin around the block or frolicking in their favorite nearby park. Dog walkers on the Wag! platform are experienced with dogs of all shapes and sizes, ensuring your dog is safe and happy as they explore Tampa, FL. You can work, play, or run errands knowing you don't have to worry about pet care while you're out.

The best dog friendly neighborhoods in Tampa

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Temple Crest

Just outside Temple Crest lies Rowlett Park, a great place for family fun. Rowlett Park offers a 2-mile walking trail along the Hillsborough River, as well as playing fields, grill areas, tennis and racquetball courts, and fishing access. This dog-friendly park also includes separate fenced areas for large and small dogs as well as exercise equipment, so your canine companion can play to his heart鈥檚 content. Check out the canoe launch, where you can access the Hillsborough River State Canoe Trail, which leads to Hillsborough River State Park. Call ahead to check if the canoe trail and state park are Fido-friendly. Temple Crest is also close to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island.

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Old Seminole Heights

Old Seminole Heights, just outside East Tampa, is the perfect place to plan a pet-friendly vacay. You鈥檒l have access to everything you need, including pet-friendly lodging and restaurants as well as an off-leash dog park. If you鈥檙e visiting in April, don鈥檛 forget to stop by Paws for a Cause, held annually at Seminole Heights United Methodist Church. This pet fest benefits the Animal Coalition of Tampa and offers low-cost vaccination services, food and gift stalls, contests, grooming, raffles, and more. The best part? It鈥檚 free to attend! After a long day of fun at the fest, check out Mermaid Tavern, where you and your furry friend can enjoy fresh, local seafood, either inside or outside in the patio area.

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Hyde Park

If you鈥檙e looking to stay in a quieter neighborhood in Tampa, look no further than Hyde Park. Take your furry friend for a walk along the world鈥檚 longest continuous sidewalk on Bayshore Boulevard, overlooking Tampa Bay. You can follow the 3-mile trail northeast into the city, or south to Ballast Point Park. Hyde Park Village is also a great place for pet-friendly shopping and restaurants. So many pets frequent the village that most restaurants leave fresh water and treats at the door! Hyde Park is also home to several pet-friendly restaurants, including two authentic Irish pubs, so you and your canine companion will be spoiled for choice come dinnertime.

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Downtown

The Curtis Hixon Waterfront Dog Park is the perfect place for your pup to play in the city, with a fenced-in, astroturf play area complete with agility equipment for your dog to enjoy. You鈥檒l also get a gorgeous view of the Seddon Channel from the park. Be sure to plan your visit for the fall if you want to take advantage of Tampa鈥檚 dog-friendly events, notably Howl-O-Ween. This free annual event includes live music and entertainment, pet-friendly games, a costume contest, and food and drink specials. It鈥檚 free to enter, but all proceeds made from food and drink are donated to the SPCA Florida. 聽Downtown Tampa is also the best district of the city for pet-friendly lodging and restaurants.

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Davis Islands

Davis Islands has everything you need for a dog-friendly getaway. Looking for some fun in the Florida sun? Steal away to Davis Islands, where you and your pawesome pal can sunbathe on Davis Islands Dog Beach. Suntan in the sand with your leashed pup, and let him stretch his legs in the fenced dog park. You won鈥檛 need to worry if Fido gets a little dirty 鈥 just take him down to Wag Natural Pet Market for a self-service wash. You鈥檒l also have access to all the pet-friendly amenities you need on Davis Islands, including pet-friendly lodging, pet stores, and an animal clinic.

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Dog-friendly restaurants in Tampa聽

After all that fresh air and exercise exploring Tampa with your doggo, your stomachs may be growling! Head over to one of these dog-friendly restaurants for a bite.聽

Pups Pub

Humans are welcome to join their dogs for a treat at聽Pups Pub. This unique indoor and outdoor off-leash dog bar is a great place for you and your pal to meet new friends. They feature handcrafted 鈥渄ogtails,鈥 a full-liquor bar, and a rotating line-up of food trucks. Canines need to be up to date on their聽rabies聽and聽parvo聽vaccines, and spayed or neutered if they are over a year old.聽

Ulele

Ulele聽is a dog-friendly restaurant at the pawfect location, along Tampa鈥檚 Riverwalk and right next to a dog park. After burning some calories, you can grab some chow with your canine companion. This restaurant features a unique menu that commemorates Florida鈥檚 historic Native American land and waters. They even have a special ice cream made specially for four-legged friends.聽

City Dog Cantina聽

When you鈥檙e craving Mexican food,聽City Dog Cantina聽is a great place to go with your little 鈥渕ascota鈥 (or pet). This relaxed bar and eatery has an outdoor, dog-friendly space right in the bustling Channel District in downtown Tampa.聽

Mad Dogs & Englishmen

Mad Dogs & Englishmen聽is a fine English pub that offers tasty food, pints, and a good time with your pal. Their menu even has some special meals for four-legged friends like a chicken breast or hamburger patty. The partially shaded patio welcomes dogs. Check it out on a Saturday night for some live music!聽

Tampa Bay Brewing Company

A visit to Tampa would be lacking without a stop at聽Tampa Bay Brewing Company聽for some local flavor. Located in the trendy Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa, this brewery features a large patio, great food, and a wide selection of beers. Your pup will be greeted with a bowl full of water and a dog menu.聽


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Dog-friendly event in Tampa聽

Most pups are big fans of playing ball, but have you ever tried bringing your canine to a baseball game? Every Tuesday home game from April 18, 2023, to August 29, 2023, the Tampa Tarpons baseball team is having聽Tail Waggin鈥 $2 Tuesdays. Not only is your furry friend welcome, but tickets (for dogs and humans) and select concession items are only two dollars through the second inning! This minor league Yankees-affiliate team plays at George Steinbrenner Field, and the event is hosted by Dog Bar. Check the Tampa Tarpons website for dates and tickets.聽

Be sure to keep your doggo leashed and pick up after them. And as tempting as it may be, dogs may not participate in the ball game!聽


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Story of a famous dog in Tampa聽

Bolt, the yellow lab鈥檚 life changed directions when he was dismissed from his聽guide dog聽training聽program. Sadly, they discovered an eye condition that wouldn鈥檛 allow him to follow that dream, but instead, he鈥檚 capturing the hearts of Tampa Bay Lightning Fans!聽

Bolt was adopted by a Lightning employee and quickly became a recognizable feature of the Lightning games because of his energetic and friendly spirit. The furball is now a staple for Tampa Bay fans. His bark is even a featured sound after the National Anthem is played and throughout home games! His official tasks involve joining the hype on game days and playing with employees and fans.聽

Bolt has even become a brand ambassador for the program that he was removed from, Southeastern Guide Dogs. To bring awareness to the organization鈥檚 services, he proudly wears their vest to the game and features them on his聽Instagram, where he has a whopping 21.5K followers.聽



Where to take pics of your dog in Tampa

While exploring the city with your pooch, you鈥檒l want to capture the memories! Here are some of the top Instagram-worthy spots to take pics around Tampa.聽

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Tampa Riverwalk

This 2.6-mile dog-friendly walk in Tampa along the Hillsborough River is home to 3 dog parks, several restaurants, shopping, art, amazing skylines and more! With pawlenty of furbulous photo-ops, from fountains to colorful nighttime lighting, this waterfront stroll is sure to spur your creativity.聽

City of Tampa mural聽

If you want a picture that looks like a vintage postcard from Tampa, head downtown to the City of Tampa mural. It鈥檚 located at 1102 N Florida Ave. You can鈥檛 miss this vibrant, iconic artwork painted by Carl Cowden III.聽

Kerby鈥檚 Nursery聽

For some gorgeous floral scenery, where better to go than a nursery? Kerby鈥檚 Nursery welcomes pets and even hosts an annual Plants and Pets event, typically held in August. The butterfly murals are the pawfect photo op. They even have a mini butterfly wing mural where pets and children can have their pictures taken. Pets need to be kept on a leash, and the staff will provide water if your pup gets thirsty!聽

Tampa Theater聽

For some cinematic magic, head over to Tampa Theater. This ornate movie palace built in 1926 provides a dreamy backdrop for photos with your pet. It鈥檚 located at 711 North Franklin Street. A photo of the glowing Tampa sign will bring back great memories of strolling the streets with your fur baby.聽

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Picnic Islands Dog Beach

Get out the shades and聽dog sunscreen聽for a romp on one of Florida's dog-friendly beaches. Located off the coast of Florida on the Picnic Island peninsula,聽Picnic Islands Dog Beach聽is a pawfect spot to聽practice your聽photo skills聽with action shots of your furry pal splashing in the water, kicking up the sand, and relaxing in the sun under iconic palm trees.聽


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Animal Shelter Spotlight in Tampa聽

For more than 100 years, the聽Tampa Bay Humane Society聽has been dedicated to ending animal homelessness and providing care for pets. This non-profit organization鈥檚 core values include compassion, commitment, and community. 鈥淐ompassion and respect for all, each other and animals鈥, 鈥渃ommitment to lead the way in animal welfare鈥 and 鈥渟erving the community with optimism and integrity.鈥澛

In 2012, TBHS opened a full-service animal hospital that offers affordable and accessible services to pet owners. This includes vaccinations, spaying, and neutering surgeries,聽microchipping, and basic medical care. By providing these services, they help pet owners properly care for their animals and contribute to the overall well-being of the community.

On top of striving to find a safe haven for animals and finding them loving, forever homes, TBHS places a strong emphasis on education and community outreach through programs and workshops. Their adoption programs, affordable veterinary services, community outreach efforts, and volunteer opportunities have changed the lives of countless pets and pet parents. Check out their website for a list of fun聽events, and other ways you can help.聽


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