Oakland Park’s South Corals community offers plenty of shopping, dining, entertainment, and dog friendly events! Dine with your Dogs is a fundraising event where you and your dog are invited to come dine in an outdoor reception where there will be a “Man’s Best Friend Menu” featured and free gift bags. All donations and funds received at the event goes to the Pet Project for Pets. Another fun, dog-friendly fundraising event in the area is the Canine Assisted Therapy Orientation. This event is held once a month and your pooch will be on their way to becoming a certified canine-assisted therapy dog! If you and your dog are feeling hungry, there are plenty of dog accommodating restaurants, including Café Italia Ristorante, Angelo Elia The Bakery Bar, Fernanda’s Gourmet Market & Café, and Agave Taco Bar to name a few!
Wilton Manors is a residential family-friendly community that is surrounded by water features and offers easy access to Oakland Park Boulevard. The Colohatchee Bark Park is an off-leash dog park that offers two separate areas for large and small dogs that is safe and fenced in. They do require you to register in order to use the dog park, and it is open every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Wilton Manors also offers plenty of options for you and your dog to grab a bite to eat together including Rumors Bar and Grill, Shawn & Nick’s Courtyard Café, and Georgie’s Alibi Monkey Bar.
Imperial Point is a cute family-friendly neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale that offers plenty of access to dog-friendly restaurants, services and events. The 600 Million Stray Dogs Need U! Animal Lovers and Wine Lovers Party Wine Tasting event is held month at the Boomerang Coffeehouse. The party has live music, wine tasting, and food as well as providing the perfect opportunity to socialize and meet some of your like-minded neighbors. All proceeds will go to help the over 600 million stray dogs in the U.S find their forever homes. If you and Fido work up an appetite, feel free to bring your pooch to Brew Fish, Cypress Nook, Burgers & Suds or the Chez Café!