The Laws Townhomes can be found in the middle of Lincoln Avenue, close to Atlantic Avenue and the center of town. The areas around the townhomes are mostly residential with the exception of the small industrial center on the west side of A1A. While the areas to the east tend to be busy during certain parts of the day, A1A is the busiest road in town and generates a significant amount of traffic.
Along this part of A1A, there are a few small businesses and places to eat. However, when it's time to go grocery shopping, you are only five minutes south on A1A from a Publix Supermarket. Here, you should be able to find most of the items you need, along with a good selection of premium dog foods and treats. If you need more than this, there are plenty of places to shop along the West Cocoa Beach Causeway, both on this side of the river and over in Merritt Island.
To the east, the area is residential and, for the most part, only generates any significant amount of traffic during rush hours in the morning and late afternoon. Sidewalks around this neighborhood are a bit of a hit or miss, leaving you and your dog to walk on the streets in many areas. Sadly, the one street where there are sidewalks running along both sides is also the busiest street in town, thanks to the cruise ships docking in the port to the north.
Unless your dog is used to the noise and exhaust smells generated by the heavy traffic flowing along A1A, you may want to restrict your walks to the sidewalks and streets to the east. A short leash is highly recommended as is getting up early and taking your dog out for their daily walks before the traffic starts to build up. The flat terrain should make it easy to wander, however, no matter when you decide to venture out.
Living in Cape Canaveral with a dog means not being able to take them to the beach, but instead, having to settle for the city's parks which are open to dogs as of 2018, when the city passed an ordinance allowing it! The city also provides the waste bags and places to dispose of them in the park.
The nearest park to you is the Cape Canaveral Culture and Leisure Center, three blocks to the north. Along with tennis courts, shuffleboards courts, and racquetball courts, there is plenty of grass for you and your dog to run about on.
Most dogs love the chance to run around without the confines of a leash. The nearest dog park for this kind of activity is in Cocoa Beach. The Cocoa Beach Public Dog Park covers 32,000 square feet and is divided into sections for large and small dogs. There are water hoses for thirsty pups, chairs to sit in, and plenty of shade to enjoy.