Upcoming Dog Events in Florida


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.

Photo Shoot

The Hounds Meow

Lutz, Florida

December 5

This store is holding a second photo shoot, due to the success of the first. You can check out this pet store and get a pet portrait between the hours of 12:00 noon-4:00 PM.

Bark in the Park

John D MacArthur Beach State Park

North Palm Beach, Florida

December 6

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.

Pet Portraits

Woof Gang Bakery

Sarasota, Florida

December 6

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

Tampa, Florida

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

Tampa, Florida

December 17

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

Petsmart-Citrus Park

Tampa, Florida

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!

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