Key Shore is small townhouse community tucked into the loop of Chandler Street right where Rosalind Avenue connects with it. The area around the townhouses is mostly residential except for Cape View Elementary School. During most of the day and evening, this is a reasonably tranquil neighborhood with minimal traffic to deal with.
For those last-minute shopping needs, there is a small grocery store in a strip mall on the corner of North Atlantic Avenue and Canaveral Boulevard. While you wouldn't want to do your weekly shopping here, it is the perfect place for those little things you need in a hurry. The best places in town to go shopping are along the West Cocoa Beach Causeway, offering a larger variety of options.
In Cape Canaveral, dogs are not permitted on the beach, making it an inopportune place to get in some sand and surf. If you and your dog want to walk along the coast, you will have to travel down to Cocoa Beach instead.
Rosalind Avenue, on the other side of your backyard fence, tends to be a busy road during the school year with so many school buses coming and going twice a day. On top of this, you also have morning and evening rush hour traffic to deal with. With the vehicular traffic combined with the inevitable pedestrian traffic that comes with living near an elementary school, you'll want to exercise caution, especially if your pooch is at all hesitant about meeting strangers.
This part of Florida has incredibly flat terrain, making it a great place for dogs to stroll, no matter how athletic or able they may be. Even older senior dogs may find it a great place to get in the small amount of exercise that they need. With easy-to-navigate streets, you should have no problems with getting around as long as you stay aware of the congestion levels as the day wears on.
Here in the City of Cape Canaveral, you will find that most of the city's parks are now open to dogs, thanks to an ordinance passed in 2018. The city has installed pet waste bag dispensers and waste receptacles in which to put them in the parks! There are only two major requirements. The first is that you keep your dog on a leash and the second is that you use the bags to clean up after your pet. This will ensure that the space is clean for everyone!
The nearest park is within walking distance on the corner of Ridgewood Avenue and Washington Avenue. Cherie Down Park offers a large parking lot, several picnic pavilions, public restrooms, and direct beach access for every member of your family, except the one with the furry coat. However, there is a vast area of grass where you and your dog can run around and have a great time together instead, so they won't feel too left out on those beach trips.