Are you ready to waste away again in Barkaritaville? Yes, Barkaritaville Dog Park! This members-only dog park has a variety of membership packages – individual, monthly, and yearly – and is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day. Barkaritaville is completely fenced-in, beautifully lighted, and tastefully landscaped; as well as equipped with an agility course, benches, and a water feature. There's an age limit, with dogs required to be at least four months old, completely vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and temperament tested.
Emerald Beach Hotel is a paradise for pets and their owners. Rooms start at $113, and all pets are welcome for a fee of $30 (plus tax) per stay. At Emerald Beach Hotel, you’ll be minutes away from attractions such as the Texas State Aquarium, if that isn't enough the beautiful sandy beach is just a few strides away from the hotel’s back door. Amenities include free high-speed Internet, fitness center, swimming pool, and more.
The Extended Stay Deluxe Corpus Christi is for people who want more than just a hotel. Rooms start at $81, and Fluffy and Fido are more than welcome for a fee of $25 per pet, per night (maximum fee of $150 per pet, per stay). During your stay, you’ll enjoy free local phone calls, free movie channels, dry cleaning/laundry services, swimming pool, and more.
When you want to take your canine companion out for a tail-wagging good time, check out South Padre National Seashore. Dogs are welcome in most areas in the park as long as they are leashed. Make note of the signs in the area to determine the few areas where dogs currently are not allowed. With more than 60 miles of beach and a pet access trail, there is plenty of space for you and your four-legged friend to spend the day exploring. Pet owners are reminded to be mindful of other park guests and to not allow their dogs to chase birds and other wildlife.
When visiting Corpus Christi’s Southside, check out Pup-A-Palooza. This dog boutique features products from upscale brands like Urban Pup, Oscar Newman, Doggie Design, Frenchie’s Kitchen and more. If your pup is in need of a bath, the boutique also has a self-service dog wash with raised tubs and professional pet dryers. While you’re in the area, check out South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are always welcome to join their parents on the Center’s many trails, sidewalks and pathways. Just make sure to clean up after your dog, and don’t allow him to disturb any plants or wildlife.
Across the Nueces and Corpus Christie Bays is the town of Portland, home to the Kaiah Dog Park. Residents are thrilled with their pawsome park, which features separate fenced in areas for small dogs under 35 pounds and larger dogs over 35 pounds. There are covered picnic tables and benches for owners to take a break while their pups play, and agility equipment to test your dog’s skill. With on site waste stations, and water fountains for thirsty pups, this is one park you don’t want to miss!