Florence is one of the oldest towns in Pinal County, Arizona. Because it has over 25 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Florence has earned National Historic District status.
If you're staying in Florence with your four-legged friend and you need a place to spend the night, you can visit the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Florence, where big dogs are not only allowed, but welcomed! However, there is a pet fee. Dog-friendly restaurants in the city are Big Quicks BBQ, River Bottom Bar & Grill and Valentino's Eatery. Not very far from the city center is an attracted called Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, where well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome.
Moreover, your fur baby can join you on a hike in the McFarland State Historic Park of Florence, where you can both get great exercise and bond. You can visit the Poston Butte, which is the Poston's pyramidal tomb at the peak of the butte. The hiking trail is not very long, and it'd be a perfect opportunity g. All in all, Florence is a very dog-friendly town that you won't regret visiting side by side with your beloved pet.
In the center of the city, you'll find the only dog park that belongs officially just to Florence. It's aptly named Florence Dog Park, and it's located at 200 East 8th Street just behind the little league park. The park is fenced and is covered in grass. It's not too big, but it's well-maintained. The park also offers benches and picnic tables. Just a little bit further from Florence Dog Park is Heritage Park, which is not a dog park specifically, but dogs are allowed there as long as you clean up after them and keep them on their leash. Other fun amenities at this park include a water park, basketball courts, football area and more. This is the place to be if you want to enjoy some family time. If you need a place to stay with your dog, you can visit Rancho Sonora Inn.
About 28 miles west of Florence is another dog park called Casa Grande Dog Park. The park is fenced, and, although it's not a very big park, it's nicely maintained. There is a wash-up area with a water hose and lots of water bowls for your pup. The fence is pretty secured, and there is also an area for smaller or more passive dogs. There is no agility equipment, so make sure you bring some toys for tiring out your pup. Another park in the vicinity where you can take your dog is the Peart Park. This park is not designated especially for dogs, so your furry buddy must be on-leash.