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Dotting the east coast of Florida, Hollywood is a town drenched in the imagery of sun-soaked beaches, rolling waves, and waterfront views. It's also notable for it's growing pet-welcoming atmosphere. Though the town itself is not primarily the most dog-friendly city in the entire state, it, and it's neighboring cities are quickly becoming destination spots for families seeking pet-friendliness. 

As the demand for doggy-vacationing grows, Hollywood has increased its pup-friendly restaurants, shops, bars, and even its amount of doggo shelters and rescues in the area. 

The biggest, most well-known shelter in the area is the Broward County Humane Society. Servicing over 7,000 animals in just 2016 alone, this shelter is over 33,000 square feet and has the ability to house over 300 animals at a time. The Humane Society of Broward County is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that provides "shelter, aid and responsible adoptions to animals entrusted to our care, and educates the community about respect and kindness to all animals," according to their site.

Another lesser-known, but also relevant organization in Hollywood Florida is the Death Row Dog Rescue, an organization focused on saving animals that are due to be euthanized. The goal of this organization is to save those animals who are on death row and find them loving, caring homes, giving them a second chance at life. 

A third organization that services the Hollywood area is Top Paw Rescue, Inc., a non-profit that has been open since 2009. This organization is dedicated to providing rescue, rehab, and loving homes for pets without them. 

Upcoming Dog Friendly Events in Hollywood

  • Admission $5.00
    Month October
    Duration 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    #1 Dogs-Only-Days at the Waterpark

    Are you and your pooch looking for a way to cool off? Of course, you are, it's Florida, after all. We've got some splashin' good news for you! You and your pup can join the Dogs-Only Days at pools and waterparks in Hollywood, Florida. Both Castaway Island and T.Y. Park will have events exclusively for you and your pooch on October weekends. For $5 per pup, you get a 50-minute cool-off session,  anywhere between the hours of 9am-5pm. Not only will you be swimming for fun, you can also donate to a great cause, with the Broward County shelters present taking in dog food, treats, blankets, and toys. Pups can be off-leash for this event, but they must be polite, well-behaved, and up to date on their shots. Two sessions per day is the limit!
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  • Admission FREE!
    Duration Dawn-Dusk

    #2 Pup Parks

    Fear not, furry friends, there are plenty of pooch parks in Hollywood, and we're here to let you know which are the best for you and your pup to visit! We'll start with the Hollywoof Dog Park, a cleverly named, quaint little park for your pup. This park has it all - cute, grassy patches to laze about in, plenty of space to zip around and sniff, and best of all, a doggie agility course that your pup can practice on! Make sure you clean up after your pooch so others can enjoy this free, cute park, too! Other parks in the Hollywood area are the Emerald Hills Lakes Park and the John Williams Dog Parks - both local favorites.
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  • Admission FREE!
    Month February
    Duration TBA

    #3 Doggy Fun Fest

    If you and your pooch are really hankering for some pet festivities, take a short drive up to Oakland Park for the annual Doggy Fun Fest! This annual event is doggone pawesome. It features live entertainment, contests, prizes, agility races and exhibitions, and even a pre-party Struttin' for Strays event that you and your pooch can join to raise funds for your local pup organizations! 
    It's free to join the fun, and even better, any proceeds will go toward local pooch betterment. Join in for a fun-filled day of four-legged friend activities!
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  • Admission $10.00
    Duration 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm...

    #4 Dog Beach of Hollywood

    It wouldn't be Florida without a trip to the beach, and we know you and your pooch won't want to miss out! Hollywood has some of Florida's prime spots, and luckily, it's got one of the best doggo spots around, too. Enjoy the sun, the sand, and fellow canine friends as you romp around the beach with your pooch. The pup beach is open Friday- Sunday year round for you and your pup's enjoyment, with varying hours (check the city's sites for specifics as they change often!).
    You can purchase daily passes, or six-month passes if you plan to frequent the beach with Fido. What's extra nice about this beach? It's monitored by a park ranger to help enforce good pup etiquette! Make sure you keep your pooch polite! 

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  • Admission FREE!
    Month March
    Duration 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

    #5 Walk for the Animals

    If you and your pooch are looking for some fun that can also benefit other pups in need, look no further than the biggest dog walking event in South Florida, the annual Walk for the Animals! Hosted by the Broward County Humane Society, this huge event attracts thousands of pawticipants to join in raising funds for the shelter on a fun doggo walk. In 2016, the walk raised almost $60,000. Join the fun for a 1.5-mile walk with hundreds of other pooches, fun vendors, doggo events post-race, food, fun, and friends! You won't want to miss this chance to bond with your pooch and raise money for the homeless animals in your area.
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