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Dog Areas in Tampa

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12 Eateries
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Tampa has a burgeoning outdoor scene, including plenty of places for you and your pup. If your pup loves the water, there are more than a few open spaces and beaches for you two, and maybe the whole family, to enjoy the day.

Whether it's Logan Gate Dog Park, which is located in the Citrus Park area, Logan Gate Dog Park features over 5 acres, double-gated entries, a -foot chain link fence and two separate places for dogs of either size. Davis Islands Dog Park features an off-leash area as well as a completely fenced-in beach across a 200ft waterfront area. Your dog won't go thirsty with an always available water spigot for drinking and rinsing. The Picnic Island Beach Dog Park, Tampa has absolutely incredible views of the city. Spread across almost 8 acres of sandy beach, this park makes a great weekend spot for canoeing, setting up a day on the beach or fishing from the pier. There is something for the whole family.

If you're seeking something a bit more secretive, check out Lettuce Lake Park. Lettuce Lake features a large boardwalk that makes its way through the Florida swamp scene. You'll encounter birds, alligators, spiders, and other critters across the swampland.

In case you're spending the night, check out the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, it's a clean and friendly hotel that is pet accommodating. If the Grand Hyatt is booked up, check out the Holiday Inn Express near I-75 or the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel, both of which allow pets and have great ratings.

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Tampa

#1 Davis Islands

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Davis Islands of , FL Dog Parks 1
Davis Islands of , FL Population Density 4,040/sq mi

#1 Davis Islands

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Davis Islands has everything you need for a dog-friendly getaway. Looking for some fun in the Florida sun? Steal away to Davis Islands, where you and your pawesome pal can sunbathe on Davis Islands Dog Beach. Suntan in the sand with your leashed pup, and let him stretch his legs in the fenced dog park. You won’t need to worry if Fido gets a little dirty – just take him down to Wag Natural Pet Market for a self-service wash. You’ll also have access to all the pet-friendly amenities you need on Davis Islands, including pet-friendly lodging, pet stores, and an animal clinic.
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#2 Hyde Park

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Hyde Park of , FL Population Density 6,130/sq mi

#2 Hyde Park

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If you’re looking to stay in a quieter neighborhood in Tampa, look no further than Hyde Park. Take your furry friend for a walk along the world’s longest continuous sidewalk on Bayshore Boulevard, overlooking Tampa Bay. You can follow the 3-mile trail northeast into the city, or south to Ballast Point Park. Hyde Park Village is also a great place for pet-friendly shopping and restaurants. So many pets frequent the village that most restaurants leave fresh water and treats at the door! Hyde Park is also home to several pet-friendly restaurants, including two authentic Irish pubs, so you and your canine companion will be spoiled for choice come dinnertime.
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#3 Old Seminole Heights

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Old Seminole Heights of , FL Population Density 4,130/sq mi

#3 Old Seminole Heights

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Old Seminole Heights, just outside East Tampa, is the perfect place to plan a pet-friendly vacay. You’ll have access to everything you need, including pet-friendly lodging and restaurants as well as an off-leash dog park. If you’re visiting in April, don’t forget to stop by Paws for a Cause, held annually at Seminole Heights United Methodist Church. This pet fest benefits the Animal Coalition of Tampa and offers low-cost vaccination services, food and gift stalls, contests, grooming, raffles, and more. The best part? It’s free to attend! After a long day of fun at the fest, check out Mermaid Tavern, where you and your furry friend can enjoy fresh, local seafood, either inside or outside in the patio area.
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#4 Temple Crest

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Temple Crest of , FL Population Density 6,350/sq mi

#4 Temple Crest

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Just outside Temple Crest lies Rowlett Park, a great place for family fun. Rowlett Park offers a 2-mile walking trail along the Hillsborough River, as well as playing fields, grill areas, tennis and racquetball courts, and fishing access. This dog-friendly park also includes separate fenced areas for large and small dogs as well as exercise equipment, so your canine companion can play to his heart’s content. Check out the canoe launch, where you can access the Hillsborough River State Canoe Trail, which leads to Hillsborough River State Park. Call ahead to check if the canoe trail and state park are Fido-friendly. Temple Crest is also close to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island.
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#5 Downtown

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Downtown of , FL Population Density 1,920/sq mi

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The Curtis Hixon Waterfront Dog Park is the perfect place for your pup to play in the city, with a fenced-in, astroturf play area complete with agility equipment for your dog to enjoy. You’ll also get a gorgeous view of the Seddon Channel from the park. Be sure to plan your visit for the fall if you want to take advantage of Tampa’s dog-friendly events, notably Howl-O-Ween. This free annual event includes live music and entertainment, pet-friendly games, a costume contest, and food and drink specials. It’s free to enter, but all proceeds made from food and drink are donated to the SPCA Florida.  Downtown Tampa is also the best district of the city for pet-friendly lodging and restaurants.
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Top Dog Walking Experiences in Tampa

Michael
Michael
Reviewed by Bradley A. on 07/18/2017

"Michael is by far one of the best wag walkers we've had. Chloe and reign absolutely love him, get very excited when he comes to the door. He's very attentive to them on their walks, and truly does love dogs. "

1.37 mi
60m
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Michael
Michael
Reviewed by Alexandra D. on 07/17/2017

"Chloe seemed to really enjoy her walk with Michael and came back ready for a nap. Michael was very friendly and immediately notified me when he was going to be late due to heavy traffic. Would highly recommend him and plan to use him again in the future!"

2.23 mi
62m
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Todd
Todd
Reviewed by Rachel J. on 07/17/2017

"Seemed like he enjoyed spending time with my dog and gave a nice debrief on the 30 minute walk. Happy to give him 5 stars."

1.45 mi
30m
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Autumn
Autumn
Reviewed by Katherine S. on 07/13/2017

"Autumn was my dog's first Wag! walker. She was very sweet and warm to my dog who was frightened at first. I appreciated the videos she took! :)"

1.14 mi
30m
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Jeffrey
Jeffrey
Reviewed by James D. on 07/13/2017

"Thanks for taking care of the pup, and for bringing my Amazon boxes inside!"

1.64 mi
32m
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Kristina
Kristina
Reviewed by Kyle P. on 07/13/2017

"Jasmine loved Kristina! She took to her right away and she seems to have really enjoyed her walk!"

1.38 mi
37m
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Raymond
Raymond
Reviewed by Bradley A. on 07/12/2017

"The ladies lived there walk, and have made a new friend. Both pups returned very happy from their walks. "

2.00 mi
63m
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Sean
Sean
Reviewed by Cameron I. on 07/10/2017

"Thank you for taking great care of my pup! It was his first hour walk and he looks like he had a blast! "

2.35 mi
61m
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Molly
Molly
Reviewed by John A. on 07/08/2017

"Molly was great! I will definitely be asking for her to come walk Marvel again. "

1.18 mi
30m
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