Key West is a beach resort located on several of the famed Keys islands on the most southern part of Florida. The tropical climate, sandy beaches, and azure blue ocean bring many people and their pets to this accommodating town for both short-term as well as permanent stays.
Key West, Florida, is very friendly to dogs in particular as many of its attractions that bring the tourists to the tropical paradise are open to pooches and pups as well. The Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum, Ernest Hemingway Museum, Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden and Aquarium allow dogs to be brought along on a leash.
One of the most interesting attractions in Key West are the eco-tours at Wild about Dolphins. Each tour lasts 4 hours long and includes snorkeling and of course, viewing dolphins. Dogs are allowed to board the boat as well.
As Key West, Florida, is surrounded by water there are naturally many beaches in the area. The Key West Dog Beach, Higgs Beach Dog Park and Fort Zachary Taylor State Park all offer dogs the opportunity to run and romp around without being tied town to a 6-foot leash.
Truman Avenue runs through the center of the island and is near plenty of dog friendly activities, dining and lodging options. Enjoy a fun day out on the water with your pooch with Meridian Charters. They offer custom boat charters lasting from two to eight hours for up to six people and your dog! Private charters include fishing, snorkeling, lobster hunting, harbor tours, and sunset viewing. Hindu Charters offers sailing excursions and dogs are, of course, welcome to enjoy the ride. Nancy Forrester’s Secret Garden allows well-behaved and leashed pups to come along while you learn how to talk, laugh and dance with parrots!