Top 5 Places for you and your Dog in Naples, Florida
By: Riley Benson
City of Naples Dog Park
One of the most notable places in Naples to entertain your dog for the afternoon is the Naples Dog Park. With approximately 1.35 acres of fenced, lush green landscaping and dog-friendly mulch. The park features a South and a North section, on 1 acre of land and .35 acres, for large and small dogs, respectively. Dog Park Pass Registration and a Dog Tag are required for this dog park, as you can go to the park website to find more information on how to apply and register your dog for free.
Paws Pet Boutique
Locally owned and operated, Paws Pet Boutique specializes in unique goods for dogs, cats, and parents. Featuring a wide selection of dog collars selection, dog harness fittings, bakery treats, and gifts. Whether finding that perfect item for a client or helping find a forever home for companion animals, Paws pet boutique is all about celebrating your pet. Enjoy their hand-selected pet gear and gifts – and don’t miss their dog-friendly charity events! Paws strive to improve the lives of as many people & animals as possible through its storefront & website offerings and outreach to pet causes.
Keewaydin Island, one of 10,000 beautiful Islands in Southwest Florida, Keewaydin is a significant barrier island established between Naples and Marco Island. Surrounded by eight miles of white sand, Keewaydin is only reachable by boat, and it is one of the few pet-friendly beaches in the Naples/Marco Island area. Pets must be leached, but they shouldn’t get the better of your trip. With approx. 80% of the island is undeveloped; it’s a relaxing and beautiful place to spend a day at. A “burger barge” routinely anchors onshore on the island’s east side to serve ice cream, hot dogs, sandwiches, sodas, and beer.
Naples Botanical Garden
Sponsored by Harborside Animal Clinic and Sabal Palm Animal Hospital, every Sunday and Tuesday from 8am to 11am, The Naples Botanical Garden hosts ‘Dogs in the Garden’. You and your dog can visit the gardens and enjoy the canine-friendly atmosphere (except for the Children’s Garden, Kapnick Hall, Berger Shop in the Garden, and Fogg Café). This event is free to members of the garden but costs standard admission, plus $15 for dog admission- only one dog per person. All dogs must be leashed, up to date on vaccinations, and have filled out the attendance form on the Botanical Garden website. For more information on other events at the garden, check out our other post on the Top Things to do in Naples.
Top Dog Kitchen
Owned and run by Naples Natives, Top Dog Kitchen offers premium dog treats with no added animal fats, salts, dyes, sugars, fillers, chemicals, or preservatives. You can find these local pet treats at the Third Street South Farmers Market every Saturday from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, but if you want to shop their selection sooner, check out their 24/7 website, where you can purchase their treats year-round. Your pup is guaranteed to be a satisfied customer!