VETERINARIANS AND HOSPITALS
Affordable Vet Care
22 E. Miller St., Winter Garden, FL 34787
Cedar Bay Veterinary Clinic
210 S. Dillard St., Winter Garden, FL 34787
Chain of Lakes Animal Clinic
14387 Bridgewater Crossings Blvd. #100, Windermere, FL 34786
Heavenly Paws House Calls
207 W. Plant St. # 771062, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Ocoee Animal Hospital
733 S. Bluford Ave., Ocoee, FL 34761
West Orange Veterinary Hospital
1350 Winter Garden Vineland Road, Winter Garden, FL 34787
West Orange Veterinary Hospital at Stoneybrook
15497 Stoneybrook W Pkwy., Winter Garden, FL 34787
Winter Garden Animal Hospital
13092 W. Colonial Drive, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Wintermere Pointe Animal Hospital
13848 Tilden Road #142, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Pawsh Pet Resort & Spa
300 Countyline Ct., Oakland, FL 34787
Pet Paradise Winter Garden
1175 Tomyn Blvd., Winter Garden, FL 34787
Puppy Dreams Inc.
703 Vineland Road, Winter Garden, FL 34787
BUBBLES N' PAWS MOBILE DOG GROOMING ORLANDO
D'Pets – Pet Grooming
2409 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando, FL 32835
Four Corners Pet Grooming
8953 Conroy Windermere Road, Orlando, FL 32835
Plush Paws Pet Salon
3702 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804
Stacey's Groom 'n' Room
555 W. Plant St., Winter Garden, FL 34787
Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Orlando
5054 Dr Phillips Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES WITH DOGS
Lake Eola Park
Cosmopolitan canines will enjoy downtown Orlando’s signature greenspace, whose picnic areas, amphitheater and people-watching are popular with dogs and humans alike. The park is also home to the weekly Orlando Farmers' Market, which offers fresh produce, prepared foods, craft items, plus a selection of pet clothing, treats and supplies for sale.
512 E. Washington St., Orlando, 407-246-4484, orlando.gov
Bok Tower Gardens
Part historic landmark, part idyllic garden, this oasis is a perfect fit for both you and your four-legged friend. Leashed dogs are welcome on the paths and lawns for a fee of $5 per dog (free for members).
1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales, 863-676-1408, boktowergardens.org
Lake Baldwin Park
Treat your pet to a romp around this 23-acre greenspace in Winter Park, a suburb northeast of Orlando. The park features a sandy beach, and dogs can run off-leash from 8 a.m. to sunset.
2000 S. Lakemont Ave., Winter Park, 407-599-3399, cityofwinterpark.org
Your pet will have a pawsome time at this off-leash dog park located about 25 miles north of Orlando. The play areas for large and small dogs include agility obstacles; there’s also a dog wash and dog fountain.
427 S. French Ave., Sanford, 407-688-5000, sanfordfl.gov
Doctors Dog Park
Grass, pet water fountains and even a pet shower make this Greater Orlando dog park popular. There’s even a pet memorial bridge to honor dogs that have crossed the rainbow bridge.
21 N. Highland Ave., Apopka, 407-703-1700, apopka.net
DOG-FRIENDLY BREWERIES: WE'LL DRINK TO THAT
This organic brewery is known for hosting fun events like drum circles, trivia nights and even a cookie and beer pairing class. So it’s no surprise that such a fun-loving brewery hosts a weekly “Dogs’ Day Out” — on Sundays, dog owners get special “yappy hour” discounts. And well-behaved pets are always welcome in the taproom.
1301 Atlanta Ave., Orlando, 407-872-1117, orlandobrewing.com
Wop’s Hops Brewing Company
Sanford’s first microbrewery offers more than a dozen house-made beers on draft for you, plus Wop-Sicles and non-alcoholic Bowser Beer for your pet.
419 Sanford Ave., 407-878-7819, Sanford, wopshopsbrewing.com
SHOPPING WITH DOGS: RE-TAIL THERAPY
Posh pups will feel right at home strolling through Winter Park, an upscale enclave just north of downtown Orlando. Park Avenue is the neighborhood’s destination for shopping, restaurants and culture. In addition to the area’s Central Park, leashed dogs are welcome on restaurant patios and inside many stores.
Celebration Town Center
Leashed pets are welcome at this outdoor shopping plaza that’s a stone’s throw from Walt Disney World. Be sure to swing by Woof Gang Bakery and Grooming to treat your pup.
610 Sycamore St., Celebration, 407-566-4007, celebrationtowncenter.com
Maitland Farmers' Market
On Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of this pet-friendly outdoor market. From fresh produce and flowers to live music, this event is a feast for the senses.
701 Lake Lily Drive, Maitland, 407-539-6268, facebook.com/maitlandfarmersmarket
Bark Avenue Bakery
This local business is a pooch’s paradise, with homemade dog treats, rawhides and even doggie birthday cakes. Also check out the assortment of dog bandanas, LED collars and dog-themed picture frames.
4307 Vineland Road, Orlando, 407-345-9999, barkavenuebakery.com
"Visit the vet for a spring or early-summer checkup. Make sure your pets get tested for heartworm if they aren’t on year-round preventative medication."
"Know the symptoms of overheating in pets, which include excessive panting or difficulty breathing, increased heart and respiratory rate, drooling, mild weakness, stupor or even collapse. Symptoms can also include seizures, bloody diarrhea and vomit along with an elevated body temperature of over 104 degrees."
"Do not leave pets unsupervised around a pool — not all dogs are good swimmers. Introduce your pets to water gradually, and make sure they wear flotation devices when on boats. Rinse your dog off after swimming to remove chlorine or salt from his fur, and try to keep your dog from drinking pool water, which contains chlorine and other chemicals."
"When the temperature is very high, don’t let your dog linger on hot asphalt. Being so close to the ground, your pooch’s body can heat up quickly, and sensitive paw pads can burn. Keep walks during these times to a minimum."