The Community of Coral Gate consists mainly of medium-sized homes and condos of higher than average value. Many of the homes here date back to 1948, making it the first fully-planned subdivision in Miami. There are pet supply stores and dog-friendly parks within driving distance of the community. To the south along Coral Way and Douglas Rd., there are numerous restaurants to check out along with a number of retailers.
Inside the community, the roads are lined with sidewalks with grass berms for you and Fido to talk your walks on. You get the sidewalk and they get the grass. Not only will this help keep their paws cooled down, but it also gives them somewhere to do business. Keep in mind that during the summer months, the pavement can reach temperatures over 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Far beyond frying an egg, pavement this hot can cause serious injury to Fido's paws.
The terrain in Coral Gate is very suburban with lots of streets, plenty of sidewalks, and since this is Miami, very flat ground. As a carefully planned community, the roads here are laid out in a nice pattern that makes going for walks fun. You and Fido can take different routes every day and take in as many blocks as you feel like doing. Take short walks some days and long walks on others.
If you and Fido are new to walking on paved terrain, you should probably start out with short walks. This will give their paws time to develop the calluses they need to be able to walk on the pavement without tearing them up. Adding extra callus will also help to protect paws from the hot pavement, allowing them to make short crossings over paved surfaces if needed. As the callus builds up, you can start taking longer walks.
Within the bounds of Coral Gates, there is very little in the way of green space beyond the residential yards. If you want an enjoyable place for you and Fido to get out in the fresh air, it will have to start with a ride in the car. Not that your pup will have a problem with going for a ride!
Head over to the coast and drop down to the Coconut Grove Dog Park. This is one of the largest dog parks in the city and offers areas for small breeds, puppies, and another space for larger breeds. Both sides are designed to allow Fido to run around off-leash, making new friends and catching up with old ones. If you both need a good walk, there is a trail running around the outside of the dog park around the woods and into David T. Kennedy Park for both of you to enjoy.