Referred to fondly as the Heart of Pinellas County, Pinellas Park is a quaint city nestled in the middle of Pinellas. Located next to popular cities like St. Petersburg, Largo, Clearwater, and Dunedin, there's no shortage of fun activities, outdoor adventures, and fun, Floridian things to do, and luckily, most of them include your pup, too! Much of the dog-friendly vibe in Pinellas Park, and the rest of Pinellas County, can be attributed to the amount of shelters and shelter supported activities in the area.
One of the most well-known shelters that serves the Pinellas Park areas is the Pet Pal Animal Shelter. This shelter works to rescue dogs and cats that may otherwise face euthanization because of crowded shelters, illness, or injury. Established in the 1980s, Pet Pal Animal Shelter is driven by the desire to make a difference. Not only do they make every effort to educate the public about spaying and neutering their pets, they also provide a no-kill shelter, and have built their own spay and neuter clinic where they offer exams and procedures at more affordable rates. The Pet Pal Animal Shelter focuses primarily on animals facing euthanasia and those needing a second chance at life, a chance they do their best to provide. In 2016, the Pet Pal Animal Shelter adopted out 797 animals!
Another popular shelter that serves Pinellas Park is the Humane Society of Pinellas County. This shelter is a non-profit, no-kill shelter that focuses on keeping people and their pets together. More than just an adoption agency (though, they definitely aim to get homeless animals into responsible, loving homes), this organization provides pups and pawrents with life-saving care and services to keep pets and people living in harmony.
It's a bar. For you and your dog - and a multitude of other dogs and their pawrents.
Unlike other bars that allow you to bring your pups to human-focused bars, this establishment is specifically built around your pups. While they make sure you and your human friends have things to do (like corn hole, ping pong, ski ball, and the like) the real focus is the off-leash, fenced in outdoor area where your friendly pup can splash through swimming pools, zig-zag through tunnels, and sprint up and down ramps. They even include cots for those sleepy pups who don't want to miss out on the action even if they need a quick puppy snooze. Even better, a Dog Park supervisor is on site at all times to make sure all the pooches are safe and getting along!
All the Pinellas pups and their pawrents will be there, so you don't want to miss out! Join in for a tail-gaiting and pup party this February. You and your pooch can witness the ultimate puppy bowl, see dogs in sports costumes, purchase crafts and goods from local vendors, and even adopt a new friend for your pooch! Don't miss this annual event hosted by the Humane Society of Pinellas County!