Burleigh Ave runs north to south just east of Nova Rod and close to the Halifax River with a blend of single-family houses, manufactured homes, and a few small businesses. Being this close to the river gives you and your pup a chance to walk along the riverside thanks to the sidewalk running along it.
If you want pet supply stores or dog-friendly parks, you have to drive to them or head over to the beach. As for places to eat, Daytona Beach has an incredible selection of top-quality restaurants for you to choose from such as the Chart House, famed for its steak and seafood dishes.
If you are a sun lover, then you will love Daytona Beach as the sun almost seems never to stop shining. Summers here average in the 90s for weeks with the occasional rain shower. Even the winters here are moderate with January daytime temperatures in the low 50s.
If your pup is a bit on the pudgy side, the terrain here is probably perfect. But if they are a bit more like Rin Tin Tin and never seem to run out of energy, you will need to be a bit more creative.
For example, when you have no hills to make your walks together challenging, you have to make distance work for you instead. Unless your dog is already used to walking long distances, you may want to start them out on short walks.
Living in the city where you don't have a lot of wide-open spaces can make things a bit challenging, but try taking different routes, covering as many blocks in each direction as you can. The more variety you can build into each stroll, the more fun it will be for both of you. Make sure you take your summer walks in the morning hours before the sun makes it uncomfortably hot.
There is not much in the way of greenways around Burleigh, but there is a path running alongside the Halifax River you can use to add more variety to your walks. Be sure you keep your pup on a leash and clean up after them.
If you don't mind hopping in the car, there are several open spaces you can drive to. The nearest is the beach! You can walk the soft sand for maximum benefit and use the hard, wet sand to rest on the way back.
You can also drive up north to Tomoka and Bulow Creek State Parks where the two of you can use the many trails to explore over 18,000 acres of deep Florida woods, the Bulow Plantation ruins, and Nocoroco, a 1,500-year-old Timucuan Indian village. Or you can drive west to the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area incorporating the Tiger Bay State Forest and over 30,000 acres of forests and trails to wander.