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Pensacola for Pets

Are you planning a vacation this summer, but want to bring your furry friend along? The Pensacola Bay Area is pet-friendly, offering a variety of parks and events especially for you and your bud.

There are several dog parks located throughout the Pensacola Bay Area, including the dog beach and dog park at Bayview Park, Roger Scott Complex Dog Park and Shoreline Bark Park. The dog park at Bayview Park is a protected acre on Bayou Texar for dogs to run and play. Next to the park is a fenced dog beach where your dog can cool off in the water. Roger Scott Complex Dog Park, located on Summit Boulevard near the Pensacola International Airport, provides dogs with the freedom to play with and meet new friends. Shoreline Bark Park, off Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze, is 30,000 square feet of grassy area with benches, trash cans and doggie bags.

If you enjoy being active with your pet, the Pensacola Bay Area has a variety of beautiful pet-friendly trails to explore. Navy Point Walking Trail has more than two miles of a paved walking trail along Bayou Grande, ideal for a walk you and your buddy can enjoy together. Bay Bluffs Park on Scenic Highway has a boardwalk and nature trail where your dog can explore the shaded bluffs.

The Pensacola Bay Area also offers several annual events for pets. Barktoberfest, a fund-raiser event held every October for the Humane Society, is a day for dogs to eat and play in historic Seville Square. During Mardi Gras, the Krewe of Junkanoo Kritter Krawl takes place on Pensacola Beach. This parade of pets includes creatures from snakes and lizards to dogs and horses, all decked out in their Mardi Gras garb.

Pensacola has a list of pet-friendly lodging and outdoor dining.

Pet-Friendly Out-door Dining

The Angus
1101 Scenic Hwy.
(850) 432-0539
Boardwalk Café
400 Quietwater Beach Rd.
(850) 934-1223
Cactus Flower Café
3425 N. 12th Ave.
(850) 432-8100
Cactus Flower Café
3309 Gulf Beach Hwy
(850) 458-3833
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
311 N. 9th Ave.
(850) 438-0073
Cottage Café
200 E. Gregory
(850) 437-0730
Five Sisters Blues Café
421 W. Belmont St.
(850) 912-4856
Flounder’s Chowder House
Quietwater Beach Rd.
(850) 932-2003
Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom
10 Palafox Place
(850) 497-6073
Hub Stacey’s
312 E. Government St.
(850) 469-1001
Hub Stacey’s
Galvez Landing, Perdido
(850) 492-8888
Jaco’s
997 S. Palafox
(850) 432-5226
Lillo’s Tuscan Grill
5 Via DeLuna Dr.
(850) 934-5456
Oar House
1000 S. Pace Blvd.
(850) 549-444
Ragtyme Grille
201 S. Jefferson St.
(850) 429-9655
Scenic Hills Country Club
8891 Burning Tree Rd.
(850) 476-0380

Pet-Friendly Lodging

Animal Hospital
12th Ave.
(850) 479-2900
Boarding $17.60 and up, Veterinarian care
Ashton Inn
Navy Blvd.
(850) 455-4561
$25 small pet, $50 large pet
Days Inn
Downtown
(850) 438-4922
$20 per night fee
Extended Stay America,
Bloodworth Ln.
(850) 473-9323
$25 per night
LaQuinta
Davis Hwy.
(850) 474-0411
No extra charge
MainStay Suite
Plantation Rd.
(850) 479-1000
$75 one-time charge
Motel 6
Pensacola Blvd.
(850) 494-1122
No extra charge
Paradise Inn
Pensacola Beach
(850) 932-2319
$25 fee
Quality Inn
New Warrington
(850) 455-3233
$25 small pet
Quality Inn
I-10 Exit 7
(850) 477-0711
$20 fee
Red Roof Inn
Plantation Rd.
(850) 476-7960
No charge
Residence Inn
Downtown
(850) 432-0202
$100 fee
Towne Place Suites
Creighton Rd.
(850) 484-7022
$100 one-time charge

Campgrounds with pet policy (policies vary):

Ashton Run RV
1000 S. Fairfield
(850) 623-6197
Avalon Landing RV Park
2444 Avalon Blvd., Milton
(850) 995-5898
Big Lagoon State Park
12301 Gulf Beach Hwy.
(850) 492-1595
Fort Pickens
Fort Pickens Rd.
(850) 934-2622
Navarre Beach Campground
9201 Navarre Pkwy.
(850) 256-5555
Pensacola RV Park
3117 Wilde Lake Blvd.
(850) 944-1734
Perdido Cove RV Resort & Marina
13770 River Rd.
(850) 492-7304