The Verandah Dog Park is a dog park in a riverside gated community in Fort Myers, Florida. Access to this dog park is restricted to residents of the community. There are approximately nine miles of trails which run along the riverside and boardwalks where dogs can be exercised on a leash. It's a beautiful place for a pet owner to enjoy the company of their four-legged friend during their retirement.
This dog park in Fort Myers has two off-leash compounds. Catering for large and small pups, the enclosures have been furnished with agility obstacles, have lovely luxuriant grass and some great trees. There are shady pavilions with seating for owners to rest in while their pup socializes. The river runs alongside the dog park, but there is no swimming access for dogs, which is just as well as there are alligators in the area.
Florida state laws prohibit the feeding of these crocodilian dinosaurs, so owners should keep their pups well away or they could find themselves with no dog and a five hundred dollar fine to pay. Feeding of any other wildlife in the area, including birds, is also not permitted. Even though this Fort Myers dog park is a decent size, owners are limited to two fur babies per person.
All dogs must wear their tags for vaccinations and license in a visible place on their collar. This means those very young furry friends under four months need to wait until they've come of age and had their jabs before getting some outdoor exercise. Bad behavior from any dog, including seniors in their grumpier years, is unacceptable.
If a dog becomes unfriendly with their canine counterparts, it should be leashed and taken home until it's in a better frame of mind. That also applies to dogs who are overly vocally expressive. Constant barking just gives other owners and their pups a headache. Poop picking up is obligatory here as dog fecal waste can contaminate the river.