If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, dogs just might be from Jupiter, Florida. This beach town in Palm Beach County gets a five paw rating for being pet-friendly. Keeping your dog healthy has never been easier with a staggering 13 animal hospitals and clinics in town. If you want your pup to walk the streets in style, head over to the Pucci & Catana Luxury Pet Boutique for some pawrific accessories.
Don’t be fooled by the lavish pet-care shops, as Jupiter also has its share of opportunities for rugged, outdoor adventures with your dog. Right in the heart of Jupiter is the Jupiter Natural Ridge Area, a 270 acre park featuring scrub and swamp ecosystems along the Intercoastal Waterway. Take a stroll with your pup along one of it’s several trails, or check out Ski Beach for the chance to spot a manatee!
When you and your pupper are tuckered out, you can get some much needed R&R at the Jupiter Beach Resort and Spa. Located right near Jupiter Beach, you can enjoy some gorgeous oceanfront views from this resort. Up to 2 pets are allowed per room for an extra charge. In this town that combines opulence with outdoorsiness, you and your dog will want to stick around for awhile!
You and your dog will find a great treat in The River at the Bluffs neighborhood in Jupiter! This neighborhood has the F.I.N.D. Dog Park, a great place to bring your fur friend for some exercise and pawsitive socialization. This park features two fenced in areas, one for larger breeds and one for smaller breeds to enjoy off-leash freedom. Drinking water and waste bags are provided. As if that’s not enough, on-leash dogs are welcome to enjoy the park's open grassy area, and gravel hiking trails that lead to the Intercoastal Waterway. The park also features restrooms, a picnic area and a playground.
Looking for a new exciting hobby that you can do with your dog? Head over to the Olympus neighborhood to find Surfur Dog, where dog surf lessons are offered. Yes, you read that right, dog surf lessons! This unique opportunity will allow you to bond with your dog and enjoy the beach in a whole new way. The lessons are guided by professional dog trainers . You’ll need to provide your dog’s VET and rabies records, but the surfboard and dog life jacket are included. So bring along plenty of water and sunscreen because surfs up, dudes and dogs!