Introduction

Say the word Miami and your mind instantly goes to white sand beaches, endless summer nights, and trendy night clubs. Fondly referred to as the Magic City by locals, Miami is a destination known for shopping, art, history, and a lot of luxury. And what goes great with all of this? A furry sidekick! And Miami agrees. This gorgeous muttropolis is incredibly dog friendly. Even though owning a pup in Miami has its challenges, it’s totally worth it. Just ask your pooch! Read on for some tips about owning a pup in this pawsome Sunshine State city. 

Get Out and Enjoy the Sunshine

Does your pup need an extra boost of vitamin D? Then grab the leash and head outside for some pawsome Florida sunshine. Stop by one of the many off leash dog parks in Miami so your furry friend can mix it up with some new friends. You simply can’t come to Miami without hanging out on a beach. Fur-tunately, there are some beaches that allow doggos. For some fun in the sun, stop by Haulover Beach Park, North Shore Open Space Park, or Hobie Island Beach Park.

Keep Your Canine Cool

The hot Florida sun is one of the things people love most about Miami. While your pup may love feeling the warmth on their back, the high temperatures can be dangerous for canines. Before heading out for a walk, check the sidewalk. If it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot for your pup’s paws. Reschedule your walk for later in the evening or early morning. Try a cooling vest or doggy boots, and make sure your pooch always has access to plenty of cold water.

Socialize and Train Your Pooch

Since Miami is a heavily pupulated muttropolis, your pooch needs to be accustomed to being among large crowds. Make sure your furry friend has proper leash manners and can sit and stay. Start socializing them with other dogs and people at an early age. That way you and your pup can take an enjoyable trip to the dog friendly Bal Harbour Shops or Shops at Merrick Bay. And when they stroll through gorgeous streets of Coconut Grove, they’ll be on their best behavior!

Determine the Right Mode of Transportation

Folks living in Miami sans car mostly rely on the buses and trains operated by Miami-Dade Transit to get around town. While service animals are welcome to ride along, all other dogs must be in a carrier. This presents a problem if your pooch is a large breed. Don’t worry, there are other options. Some ride share services and taxis welcome canine customers. Do some research to find a company that will take you and your pup to your destination.
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