Pembroke Pines is the 10th biggest city out of more than 400 in the state of Florida. The town is a great place to bring Fido because it's estimated that there are more than 25,000 dogs living there, so there are plenty of dog-friendly things to do while you are there. If you like hiking, Tree Tops Park has three trails between ½ mile and 2 miles of easy to moderate skill levels through marshland, greenways, woods, and even an observation tower which is actually on an archaeological site. The park itself is over 243 acres of lakes, BBQ grills, picnic tables, playgrounds, and much more.
Don't forget about local favorites, like the Pembroke Pines Dog Park or Happy Tails Dog Park, which is a short drive away to Plantation, FL. Pembroke Pines Dog Park is recognized as being well-kept by locals (dogs are always cleaned-up after!) with plenty of room to roam. There's even a kitty pool for dogs to cool off in the summer.
When you get tired head on over to the Towneplace Suites on NW 154th Street or the Residence Inn on Hotel Road. Both hotels let your pup stay in the room with you, so he does not have to sleep in the car. Enjoy your stay in Pembroke Pines.
Cooper City is a family-friendly neighborhood that is located just 4.5 miles north east of Pembroke and near plenty of dining, shopping and entertainment. Tree Tops Park is 23 acres and consists of restored freshwater marshes that are accessible by a 1,000-foot boardwalk to the 102.2-acre Pine Island Ridge, an archaeological site that includes nature trails. At 29 feet above sea level, Pine Island Ridge is the highest natural elevation in the area! The island allows leashed dogs, and strongly urges all owners clean up after their pooches because it is a nature preserve. Cooper City is surrounded by pet hospitals and clinics including Cooper City Animal Clinic, Camelot Animal Hospital and Boarding Clinic, and Wags n’ Tail Animal Hospital to name a few.
About 7 ½ miles north of Pembroke, Davie, Florida offers a ton of dog friendly activities and events in the area! Plantation Heritage Park is an 88.5-acre park that used to be an agricultural experiment station. The site now allows humans and leashed dogs to enjoy the abundant tropical flowering trees and palms throughout the park. The park also has several trails, a lake, and a tropical fruit grove that you and your leashed Fido can discover together! The best part of this gorgeous park is their off-leash, fenced-in doggie park that provides five acres with three activity areas, free leash run, and an agility course!
Dania Beach is located about 11 ½ miles east from Pembroke and boasts gorgeous coastal views! The Dog Beach of Hollywood allows canines to have fun at the beach and is monitored by a park ranger; however, good dog park etiquette is highly encouraged regardless. Emerald Hills Lake Dog Park is a small, quiet dog park is located near a housing development, but is open to the public. Performance Pups Freshwater Dog Beach is home to a freshwater dog lake that is a fenced-in area which allows dogs to swim and play off-leash with each other!