Ft. Lauderdale boasts a plethora of pet-friendly places
Greater Fort Lauderdale is one of the most popular vacation destinations among the "pet set."
With 73 pet-friendly hotels and a number of parks, recreation areas – even spas and restaurants that welcome pets with open arms – Broward County
is proving that every dog (and other pet) does indeed have his day.
Greater Fort Lauderdale's pet friendliness is also a good business decision. According to a
survey by the American Animal Hospital Association, more than 68 percent of owners travel with their pets.
Greater Fort Lauderdale welcomes all sorts of visitors, whether they have two legs or four," said Nicki E. Grossman,
president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention &Visitors Bureau.
Broward County welcomed ten million visitors in 2006.
Who knows what the number would have been if the four-legged friends were counted!
Animal care and recreation is an important segment of Broward County Parks and Recreation,
setting the County apart from other park systems. Throughout the year, a full array of events
and programs geared for people and their animals are held at all of Broward County's parks.
In Greater Fort Lauderdale, a traveler can truly pamper his or her pet.
From the posh Camp Canine Country Club & Spa in Fort Lauderdale to the
Tail End Pet Resort & Spa in Davie, Fla., your pet will have the ultimate
place to rest their tired paws.
Whether it's pet grooming, training or relaxing, Greater Fort Lauderdale has
many companies that can fill up your pet's itinerary.
When in Greater Fort Lauderdale, forget about canned pet food.
The humans have been enjoying Greater Fort Lauderdale's fast growing haute dining scene – and the
pets are not far behind. From Bone Appetit, the chic pet boutique and bakery in Fort Lauderdale,
to the Three Dog Bakery in Plantation, Fla., you can load up on the gourmet doggie biscuits…and forget about asking for a doggie bag!
Some boutique shops, such as the posh Tea Cups boutique in Hollywood, Fla., even specialize in "canine couture and luxury items for petite dogs."
Greater Fort Lauderdale, being a top meetings and convention destination,
offers a wide variety of accommodations for meetings attendees and it's no different
for our domesticated buddies.
Greater Fort Lauderdale has the ability to host groups of pets as well.
The Pompano Pet Lodge & Doggie Daycare Center in Pompano Beach, Fla.
is home to a number of K-9 Police Dogs, so if you have a naughty doggie in need of some discipline,
this is the place for them. Plus there are no cages or crates used at the facility,
so man's best friend never has to worry about being cooped up all alone in a small space.
Central Bark, a doggy day care and retail center in Fort Lauderdale, offers 24-hour
staffing and is one of the most exclusive and posh doggie clubs in the area – membership is even required!