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Did you know Southwest Florida loves dogs? We do! SWFL is a dog-friendly area! When you move down here, you can see it for yourself. With such great weather, people are often enjoying the sunshine and warm temperatures with their furry member of the family. Many shopping centers and beaches welcome dogs to hang out with their humans. Whether you’re looking for a new home or a place to retire with your pup, this is yet another reason why SWFL is the place to move to! 

Below, we wanted to share with you some places down here that are dog friendly for you to bring your favorite pal throughout the year. Both you and your dog will love living in Southwest Florida! The places below allow dogs to roam free and/or cater to dogs.  

Wagging Tails Dog Park in Rotary Park, Cape Coral  
This is a pretty big dog park that offers separated areas for small and large dogs to roam around in. It’s a $15 yearly fee to play in the park for Cape Coral residents. Come sit down and relax on a shaded bench and watch your pup have some fun.  

Bonita Beach Dog Park in Lover’s Key State Park, Bonita Springs  

Want to bring your pup to the beach? The Bonita Beach Dog Park is a special beach area made specially for dogs! It is a strip of land on the outside edge of Lover’s Key State Park. You don’t have to have your dog on a leash here. This beach is free.  

Yappy Hour in Fort Myers 

Forget happy hour, come out for a Yappy Hour. On the second Friday of each month the Bell Tower Shops hosts a Yappy Hour. You can meet adoptable dogs, get drinks from an outdoor bar, listen to live music, get  pet photo session, eat at a pet-friendly restaurant, and more! These events benefit the the Gulf Coast Humane Society. It is held from 6 to 8 p.m. Drinking bowls are even left outside the shops!.  

Looking for a restaurant to bring your dog along? Here’s a few places that let you have your dog with you at an outdoor table or bar.  

Cape Coral Brewing Company in Cape Coral  
Fathoms Restaurant and Bar in Cape Coral  
RumRunners in Cape Coral  
Stevie Tomato’s Sports Grill in Cape Coral   
The Monkey Bar in Cape Coral  
The Shell Factory in Fort Myers  
Nervous Nellie’s in Fort Myers Beach  
The Parrot Key Caribbean Grill in Fort Myers Beach  
Terra Nostra in Fort Myers Beach  

Down here, you don’t have to worry about keeping your dog home alone all day or night. Whether you want to grab dinner or go for a walk on the beach, your furry best friend can accompany you. Let us help you fand your pup find your dream home in Cape Coral, Fort Myers or other city in Southwest Florida. To search properties in Cape Coral, contact us here or call 239-357-6118.