Homestead, Florida is an agricultural town that is within minutes of major international travel destinations – some of which are even dog-friendly! Whether your pooch is a wild adventurer who loves the outdoors, or a pup who prefers to stay close to home, you’ll find an abundance of dog-friendly attractions in Homestead.
You’ll have to check out both of Homestead’s dog parks. The James Archer Smith Bark Park is the older park, and is known as a small and well-maintained area for local and visiting dogs to play off-leash. The park is entirely fenced-in. The other park is the Mayor Roscoe Warren Dog Park, which has separate areas for large and small dogs. Each side of the park has a sanitation station, a water fountain, and some agility equipment. Shade is scarce so make sure to cool down with plenty of water for those hot Florida days!
If you’re in the area, take a ride down to the Everglades National Park, one of America’s best-loved parks. On-leash dogs are welcome in the public areas, but not in the trails, backcountry, or buildings. Your pooch will love looking out the window as you pass by miles of saw grass fields and cypress groves. The second Park, Biscayne National Park, is primarily a marine park used for boating and island camping. The main entrance to the park does have a nature trail.
Florida City has plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment choices, as well as some outdoor recreational activities you can enjoy with your pooch!
Mayor Roscoe Warren Municipal Park provides access to basketball courts, benches, playgrounds, soccer fields, volleyball courts, and paved walking paths. Pups that are on-leash are allowed to enjoy all amenities with their owners if they are outside of the dog park. Mayor Roscoe Warren Dog Park is a fenced off-leash dog park that has different sized enclosures for big and small dogs, an agility course, and a water fountain so your pooch won't dehydrate.
Located 14 miles from downtown Homestead is the city of Cutler Bay. Cutler Bay and its many parks, including Cutler Ridge Park, Ned Glenn Nature Preserve, Franjo Park, and the Whispering Pines Lake, provide the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors with your pup. Leashed dogs are permitted at all the local parks as long as they are picked up after. Rover.com, DogVacay, and Gabe’s At Your Door Pet Sitting all offer dog sitting, walking or boarding services in Cutler Bay. Motel 6 and La Quinta Inn & Suites accommodate dogs for overnight stays.