If you’re in Jasmine Estates and find yourself looking for somewhere to eat with your pup, head over to Trailer Haven’s Sorrento Little Italy. This Italian restaurant is dog-friendly and serves up classic dishes that will have you drooling. From calamari to pizza, there’s something for everyone. We hope you saved room for dessert, too; Sorrento Little Italy makes their own cannoli! Your dog can join you on the outdoor patio, but seating is limited. A leash is required for Fido to dine with you. The restaurant suggests calling ahead to ensure outdoor seating is available.
Forrest Lake Villas, a neighborhood in eastern Jasmine Estates, has another dog-friendly dining option. Sioux City Steakhouse has three outdoor tables where your pooch can join you, so long as he’s on a leash at all times. As its name suggests, this casual eatery serves up delicious steak alongside Tex-Mex dishes; Sioux City Steakhouse also offers a large wine and beer selection, so there’s sure to be something for everyone! While this restaurant is dog-friendly, it’s advised that you call ahead to make sure outdoor seating is available. Good behavior is required.
Located just 5 miles south of Jasmine Estates is New Port Richey’s Tropic Shores neighborhood. Tropic Shores is home to Meadows Dog Park, which is the closest one to Jasmine Estates. This bark park has two sections; one is for larger dogs, while the other section is for smaller dogs. Meadows Dog Park has plenty of room for your pooch to run around and make some new four-legged friends. There’s also seating for dog parents to take a break on. Make sure to bring your own waste-disposal bags, as none are provided. This is an off-leash dog park.
Located about 30 minutes north of Jasmine Estates is Northwest Spring Hill, where you’ll find Rotary Centennial Park Dog Park. This dog park is unique because it has three sections; there are the typical sections for large and small dogs, but the third section is for shyer, less-socialized dogs. It’s a pawesome opportunity for you to let your dog interact with other dogs while not overwhelming him. The dog park lets Fido roam around off his leash, but if you want to explore the rest of Rotary Centennial Park, you’ll need to use one.
If your dog loves going for walks, you have to take him to New Port Richey’s Cypress Knolls neighborhood, where you’ll find Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park. This park spans over 8,000 acres and features plenty of trails for you and Fido to explore. Each trail has a different difficulty level, so you can pick the best option for you and your dog. There are two requirements, though: You must pick up after your pet when he makes a mess, and your dog must be on a leash at all times. Locals advise watching out for wildlife.