You and your dog will never have a dull moment in Coleman, Florida. This city in Sumter County may be small, but it has a huge heart for its four-legged residents and visitors. With several large lakes and waterside spots, Coleman is a great pup-friendly option for dog lovers looking for a home with a little extra room to run and grow with their fur family.
Lake Okahumpka is just a ten-minute drive from Coleman. This sparkling lake is a puptastic destination during the hot summer months for families with both four- and two-legged children looking for a quick and easy way to cool down and splash around. Keep plenty of towels stashed in your car and you will be ready for those impromptu trips to the water!
The closest animal hospital is twelve minutes away from Coleman, in Panasoffkee to the west. The staff will treat you and your pup like family and will make sure your dog is given the best care possible, whether you need a simple wellness exam or a little special treatment. Leashes and microchips are recommended in all of Sumter County, and Coleman is no exception for dog lovers who can’t bear the thought of being separated from their beloved fur-babies.
A short 28-minute drive west of Coleman, the community of Inverness literally has a 360-degree view of state parks, wildlife areas, and bodies of water. Bark Central Dog Park is a huge off-leash dog park that includes 15 acres of play area! The park has a large and small dog side, poop bags, shade trees, picnic benches, and a naturally filtering swimming pond! Holden Community Park is a designated dog walking park that requires dogs be walked along the trails during daylight hours on-leash. The K9 Karnival is an annual event held that features games, prizes and vendors; all donations and monies earned will go toward the County Animal Shelter.
This conveniently situated neighborhood is easily accessible from South Main Street, Florida’s Turnpike, and the East Gulf Atlantic Highway. Lake Okahumpka Park is comprised of 130 acres of fitness and bike trails, boating ramps, BBQ grills, horseshoe pits, Frisbee golf, 4 pet fitness areas, and picnic tables, all of which overlook the beautiful lake. Leashed dogs are invited to enjoy all the park's amenities with their responsible owners! Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming is a fun company where you can take your pooch to shop for gourmet food and treats, then get pampered with a nice grooming.
This unique community is named after the spring-fed lake it rests on and the surrounding 4,460-acre wildlife conservation. Leashed doggies are allowed to enjoy the area and walking trails; however, they are not allowed to go in or near the lake. Lake Panasoffkee Dog Park opens their fences to dogs of all ages and sizes to play in a safe, fenced-in, off-leash environment within the conservation. If you and your best friend are planning on staying on the Lake, Idlewild Lodge and various Airbnb rentals will be able to find you lodging accommodations during your visit!