The Port Orange City Center has no residences with its bounds, yet there are plenty of communities all around. It's home to green spaces like the Kenneth W. Parker Amphitheater, a lake, plenty of walkways, such as the City Center Parkway, and the City Center Sports Complex where there are acres of softball fields and grass for you and your dog to make use of.
Along with all of this, living near the city center puts you close to a selection of restaurants, a Walmart Supercenter, and many others at the I-95-Dunlawton Avenue interchange. Speaking of the intersection, from here, you can commute to all points north and south along with connecting to I-4 which will take you to Orlando.
Beyond the city center parks, there are several others nearby and the beach sitting a short drive to the east on Dunlawton Avenue. This is an excellent place to take your dog for daily, or even weekly, walks!
As you might expect, living in any of the neighborhoods around the Port Orange City Center puts you in a busy part of town, especially during "normal" business hours. The traffic in the area really amps up during the morning and evening rush hours. There are a few parkways and trails around the lake, but beyond this, you're looking at both of you walking on the roads. Considering the amount of traffic during the day, you need to restrict your walks to outside of business hours or within the bounds of the individual neighborhoods.
The land itself is mostly flat, which doesn’t have much to offer if you're looking for a workout. But you can always substitute distance for hills and achieve similar results. Plus, you can hike up to the City Center Sports Complex and run around on the fields for more vigorous exercise or just for a change of pace.
Beyond the City Center Sports Complex, the next closest green space where you and your dog can enjoy a little shade is the Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens. This is a carefully maintained botanical garden with nature trails for you to walk on and plenty of shade.
The rest of the green spaces are a bit of a drive. First, there is the beach where the two of you can enjoy hiking for mile after mile, swimming in the waves to cool off, and strolling along looking for seashells.
Ten minutes to the southeast is the Seemore Memorial Dog Park. This park offers two large fenced-in areas, one for small breeds and one for the big guys. Each of the sections has plenty of shade, benches for you to sit on, and watering stations for the dogs. There's lots of room for them to run around in without getting in each other's way while allowing you to relax in the shade.