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Jill's review on Jul 15, 2019
Great experience. I can tell she really likes animals. Reliable and kept me informed during my trip
Patricia's review on Jul 12, 2019
Nancy is absolutely amazing! Frankie loves her and she was a pleasure to work with. Would recommend to anyone. A true 5/5.
Larissa's review on Jul 11, 2019
My puppy had a great time staying with Michelle and Armando. They were sending pictures throughout the day and my puppy seemed happy on his stay. I would definitely leave my puppy with them again in the future when I need.
Ruben's review on Jul 09, 2019
Aline was very kind with Tomate. She sent a lot of photos during the boarding and took care of our dog with love. Will definitely repeat.
Anastasia's review on Jun 20, 2019
Another awesome stay with Carolina. Very accommodating and flexible with schedule. Cooper loves his home away from home!
Bruce's review on Jun 15, 2019
Great experience and super sweet with my baby. Will definitely use her services again.
Laura's review on Jun 04, 2019
My dog was SO happy and playful with Kevin! I was honestly concerned whether my dog was going to want to come back home. I even booked Kevin again during the stay! 10/10 recommend.
Thais's review on May 28, 2019
Claudia is amazing! Couldn’t be any happier with how she takes care of our baby.
Top Dog Parks in Miami
Matheson Hammock Park, at 9610 Old Cutler Road, showcases 1,450 acres of Florida’s natural hardwood hammock forest. The first county park in Dade County, this outdoor oasis offers awesome opportunities to investigate mysterious limestone buildings and many native plants and animals. There is an unusual man-made atoll pool, which is naturally flushed by Biscayne Bay. There is also a beach that offers kite-surfing, a marina, and The Red Fish Grill restaurant and snack bar—you can sit inside or outside with your dog, enjoying the views of Biscayne Bay. If you want to learn how to boat, you can sail with Castle Harbor Sailing School.
Home to the National Park System’s sole underwater archaeological trail, this gorgeous park has an abundance of activities like fishing, boating, snorkeling, wildlife watching, paddling, and hiking. It also protects 72,000 of the Florida Reef Tract. The best place for dogs is in the developed parts of Elliott Key, the largest island in the park. Historically, pioneers tended to pineapple farms here, but it is now open for camping, hiking, swimming, and picnicking. The island’s only access is by boat, so make sure to plan ahead. If you want help exploring the mangrove-lined shores or coral reefs, the park offers guided boat tours from the Dante Fascell Visitor Center, opened in 2002.
North Shore Open Space Park is one of the largest parks in Miami Beach, covering 36 acres. The oceanfront beach extends from 79th Street to 87th Street on Collins Avenue and there are palm trees, coastal hammocks and dunes, plus plenty of shady trees covering the picnic tables and pavilions. Bring your dogs to the enclosed dog parks, with one for small dogs and one for large dogs. Along the east side of the park is a beach walk that connects a mile-long trail to Allison Park. You can also get in shape by taking advantage of the outdoor exercise equipment and let your kids play on the playground.
Haulover Beach Park is a dog-friendly park with enclosures for large and small dogs, plus a “bark beach.” The dog parks have shade trees, picnic tables, and supplies for dog waste. If you head to lifeguard tower three, dogs can run off-leash from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. One of two public beach parks operated by Miami-Dade County, Haulover Beach has clear and clean sand and water. There is even a hose to rinse off your dog when your pooch is done frolicking. The northern shoreline of this park is clothing-optional, but it is well marked. It also features a marina, tennis courts, and several picnic areas.
Miami's Bark Score
How Miami got their Bark Score
We love crunching numbers almost as much as we love caring for dogs, which is why we came up with the Bark Score. It's all about how dog-friendly a city is, and is determined using census statistics, local business information, and our own data. Miami received a 63 out of 100 in vet availability, which includes the number of emergency veterinarians, regular vets, specialists, and the average premium for pet insurance in the area. For pet services—like groomers available, number of dog trainers, and count of Rover sitters—this city earned a 84. For the parks and fun category, Miami received a 81 for its number of dog parks, sunny days, and dog-friendly restaurants and hotels. And last but not least, for quality of dog life which includes overall dog population, average yard size, and number of dog-friendly property rentals, this city earned a 73.
Top Dog Neighborhoods in Miami
Little Havana is home to many Cuban exiles, which greatly influences the social and cultural activities you can find there. Visit the Calle Ocho Walk of Fame to find Gloria Estefan’s star, Cuban Memorial Boulevard Park, and Plaza de la Cubanidad. Don’t forget to take your dog to participate in Viernes Culturales (Cultural Fridays) on Calle Ocho, an artistic, cultural, and social arts fair that takes place every third Friday. There are outdoor musical performances, art exhibits, and even cigar rolling exhibitions. Little Havana is known for its excellent food options: take your pup to some dog-friendly restaurants like Old’s Havana Cuban Bar & Cucina, The Wharf Miami, and Ella’s Oyster Bar.
Downtown Miami covers Brickell, the Central Business District, Historic District, Jewelry District, Lummus Park, Arts & Entertainment District, and Park West. Downtown Miami is the oldest settled area of Miami, dating back to the early 19th century with the construction of Florida East Coast Railway. It's the third most populous downtowns in the U.S. The largest parks in Downtown are the Bayfront Park, Museum Park, and Pace Park. If you want to do some window shopping with your pooch, head to Flagler Street, Bayside Marketplace, or Mary Brickell Village. If you want to get a dog sitter in Miami for the day, you can head out to Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami Children’s Museum, or take in an opera at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
South Beach is known for its Art Deco style with beautiful historic buildings, funky shops, rocking nightclubs, and a beautiful beach. It's the best place in Miami to stroll your dogs and enjoy all of the people watching, especially through the Art Deco Historic District which goes from 6th to 23rd Streets between Ocean and Lenox Avenues. The Art Deco District is internationally known for its amazing nightlife options. For some culture, you can attend the New World Symphony Orchestra or the annual Art Basel Miami Beach, one of the largest art shows in the US. If you are a cat person, check out The Cat Cafe South Beach, or bring your dog to the new Limonada Bar and Brunch.
Coral Way is a gorgeous neighborhood defined by the banyan tree-lined Coral Way Corridor, which connects Downtown Miami to Coral Gables. There are some wonderful parks to take your dog to, like Douglas Park, Coral Gate Park, and Cuban Memorial Boulevard Park. If your plan is to get away with your pet, there are some great choices, like the Chateaubleau Hotel or Westin Colonnade Coral Gables. Thanks to the beautiful weather in Coral Way, you can check out outdoor activities like the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Village of Merrick Park, and the Miracle Mile, which is a wonderful place to stroll and shop. When you get hungry, eat out at the dog-friendly restaurants The Lobster Shack, The Social Club, or Havana 1957.
Why do dog owners love Miami?
Miami, the most southern major city in the continental United States, is well known for its warm weather, wide beaches, and resorts—not to mention the cool art deco architecture along famed Ocean Drive. It has many activities for nearly any visitor, from water sports and cultural events to professional sports games and beach lounging. In fact, Miami has an amazing number of sports teams based in the city, including the Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat, and the Florida Panthers. For the more culturally minded, Miami has its own professional symphony orchestra and ballet company, which you can see in the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. You can also see live theater at the Coconut Grove Playhouse. And if you want to get out in nature, make sure to check out the Everglades National Park or Grossman Hammock State Park. Miami has had some incredibly wealthy citizens over time, like millionaire industrialists, Charles and James Deering. The incredible estates built by the two half-brothers are now are open for tours. If you are near Coconut Grove, make sure to check out James Deering’s former estate, now known as Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. This elaborate Italian Renaissance estate overlooks Biscayne Bay, with over 50 acres that cover the villa and gardens, plus native forest. Charles Deering’s estate also overlooks Biscayne Bay. While Stone House is less ostentatious than Vizcaya, it is worth a visit for the historical value, plus the 444-acre land that preserves a coastal tropical hardwood hammock, mangroves, salt marshes, and a coastal dune island. There are many wonderful dog-friendly activities for dog sitters and boarders in Miami, including visiting beaches and parks, shopping, and eating out at restaurants. Although not all Miami beaches are dog-friendly, you are welcome to bring your pooch to Hobie Beach, with water shallow enough for any dogs to frolic. You can also take your dog over to Amelia Earhart Bark Park, a completely enclosed 5-acre dog park. When you are ready to grab a bite to ear, head to Lokal in Coconut Grove or Kush in Wynwood which offer water stations, dog-friendly dishes, and happy-hour events. If you want to take advantage of Miami’s world-class shopping, you can take your dog to Bal Harbour Shops or the Shops at Merrick Park, which are both dog-friendly outdoor malls. And if you are just visiting, try out hotels like the Epic Hotel or the Surfcomber. If you want to go fancy, you can pay for walks, turndown service, and dog-friendly food at the Mandarin Oriental or the Loews.