Dachs is tiny one-block neighborhood located on S. Peninsular Dr. in Daytona Beach Shores, nestled between the Halifax River and the ocean. The homes here are all older single-family homes with large suburban-sized yards. This is a quiet neighborhood and a great place to raise your family, including the four-legged members. There are numerous restaurants all up and down A1A to try out, serving up a wide range of tasty dishes.
If you need a little green space, there is one park within walking distance, but you also have miles of beach to walk on. The nearest pet stores are across the Dunlawton Bridge and north on US 1. If you like the idea of not having to bundle up like Nanook of the North in the winter, Dachs is the place to be. The winters in Daytona Beach Shores are warm enough that you can spend Christmas on the beach.
Beyond being flat, the terrain is relatively dull in Dachs. But like anywhere in Daytona, the summers make walking a thing you should do in the mornings. Once the temperatures hit the 75°F mark, the pavement can become hot enough to cause burns on sensitive puppy paws. As a rule of thumb, if you cannot hold the back of your hand on the pavement for more than ten seconds, you should not take your pup out and expect them to walk on it. However, after a night of "cooling off" time, it is perfectly safe.
If you must stick to walking the sidewalks, at least take the time to go different directions each time you set out. The last thing your pup wants is to be stuck sniffing the same patch of grass every day. Make sure you take them to some of the local parks from time to time so they can run around and burn off some energy.
The nearest patch of green is right at the end of the street on A1A. The Frank Rendon Park doesn't have much in the way of large areas of green, but there is just enough for your pup to enjoy.
You could just as easily skip the park and hop over the to other side of A1A where there is plenty of space for the two of you to get your daily walks in. The beach offers a two-fold form of exercise. First, by walking in the deep dry sand, your legs get a very good workout as sand like this is typically hard to walk in. When the time comes to walk back, the two of you should use the wet sand right at the water's edge. The wet sand offers a slightly different form of resistance! It's hardly noticeable and makes a great way to let your muscles cool down on your way home.