Many people are heading down to the sunshine state this winter to escape the harsh weather of the north. There are plenty of fun dogs events to check out during your pet friendly visit in Florida! Even though there won’t be any snow, there sure are holiday events, and Santa will even stop by.
The Hounds Meow
Bark in the Park
John D MacArthur Beach State Park
North Palm Beach, Florida
This will be a fun family event that will go on from 12:00 noon-4:00 PM. It will include demonstrations, pet games, vendors, a silent auction, children activities, food and music. This event itself is free, but there is a $5 entrance fee for vehicles up to 8 people.
Normally, people use this park for activities like kayaking, fishing, bird-watching and snorkeling. It is a benefit for the Natural Science Education Programs.
Woof Gang Bakery
This pet bakery is holding a pet photo session from 11:00 AM-5:00 PM. It costs $20, and you get several different backgrounds to choose from. You must book a spot in advance by calling: 941-312-5233, or emailing [email protected]. This is a chain store that has a location in Sarasota, and others all around Florida.
Santa Photos with Pets
International Plaza-Grand Court
December 6, 13
The International Plaza mall is hosting photos with Santa the next couple weekends. It’s a nice way to break up that hectic holiday shopping! For pricing, call: 813-342-3780.
Second Annual Block Party with Santa
Courtyard by Downtown Dogs
This event will go on from 6:00-8:00 PM, and it is a $5 donation. It’s definitely worth this price, as it will feature prizes, drink specials, wine tasting, snacks, photo with Santa and live music! Part of the proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.
Pet Photos with Santa
December 19, 20
This event is open to the public from 11:00 AM-4:00 PM on both days. It costs $10 for a 4×6 photo in a holiday themed frame. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. You can definitely pick up some pet holiday presents at this Petsmart!