Among the many wonderful options for pet owners, all Florida State Parks also allow Pet Visitors to enjoy designated areas for nice walks with lots of sights to sniff around and explore! All pets must be on a leash that is a maximum of six feet in length, be confined to a specific area or be under your own physical control. You must of course pick up after your pet and properly dispose of waste. Current Rabies Vaccination Tags are required.
Plan a picnic or cookout with family and friends on beautiful Jolee Island and visit the pet-friendly beach. This five-acre nature park is lush with Florida scrub and pine. Just a hop-skip-and-a-jump from the Baytowne Marina, enter by strolling along a wooden footbridge over a scenic salt marsh. A mile-long perimeter trail is dotted with weather-beaten, double-wide porch swings, where you can sit and watch the waters of Horseshoe Bayou lap up against the shore or catch an amazing sunset over Choctawhatchee Bay.
Kids enjoy the pirate ship-shaped playground and look-out tower overlooking Jolee Island's pines and magnolias, while parents stroll the perimeter and relax on an occasional porch swing.
The Doggy Bag Bakery is truly one of a kind with"gourmutt" baked goods! This special Doggy Boutique features Pet Cookies and other treats all made with natural ingredients without preservatives or other additives. Their Bakery Case is out of this world with yummy goodies that look good enough to eat, but save them for your pet instead!
34904 Emerald Coast Parkway in Suite 126, Destin, FL 32541
The Four Paws Pet Salon offers everything you need to pamper your pet and make them look and feel great! Services include a gentle bath where their ears are cleaned, nails done, fur is fluffed and perfume or cologne is provided for a fresh, clean scent. Additional services include teeth brushing, flea dips and even nail polish for the fancy pooch. They also provide a special Doggy Daycare Center for whenever you might need it!
4010 Commons Drive West, Suite 110, Destin, FL 32541
Petsmart is also located in Destin. This nationally known Super Pet Store offers a huge abundance of pet products, pet food and treats. They also have Special Veterinary Services on site, Training Classes and Grooming Facilities.
The Unleashed Bakery & Style offers your pet both delicious, wholesome treats as well as specialized grooming services. They feature Nellie's Naturals which are wheat-free, fat-free Dog Biscuits made fresh with yams, apples, carrots, honey, oatmeal and organic oat flour!
On October 11, 2007, the Panama City Beach City Council voted to establish a dog-friendly beach for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. Bay Families with Dogs assisted the city by donating a pet waste station for the beach as well as paying for the servicing of the station.
The area is on city property to the west of the Dan Russell Pier, at the southern base of the new Pier Park shopping center. This exciting addition to the area will mean that a pet-friendly corridor now exists from the beach up through Aaron Bessant Park at Pier Park, and across to Frank Brown Park and Gayle's Trails.