North Andrews Gardens is a puptastic place to be if you find yourself in Florida. This community provides easy access to the highways, which makes it pawfect for commuters who want to spend less time sitting in traffic and more time enjoying the company of their pups. This town is part of the larger city of Oakland Park, and it shares lots of recreational resources with the city that the residents of North Andrews Gardens can’t stop barking about! There are no animal hospitals in North Andrews Gardens, but there are five of them in the nearby neighborhoods that are a part of Oakland Park. You will need to keep your precious pup on a leash while you make your way through North Andrews Gardens and the surrounding areas.
If you are looking for a pupperific place to take Spot for a splash during the hot summer months, the Lauderdale Beach is just fifteen minutes away from North Andrews Gardens. You will find boardwalks and beaches galore at this seaside oasis, so grab those towels and a good harness for sand surfing and get going! Your dog will appreciate the leash, and you will both find plenty of joy in the shining waters that wait for you just down the road.
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!
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.