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Pamper your pet at these Lakeland spots

We’re paws-itive you’ll find a new park, pet supply store, or groomer to take care of your four-legged friends.

A large dog on a leash sits on a bench near Lake Mirror in Lakeland, FL

Bring your good boys + girls along with you to these places — they deserve it.

Paws right there, because Lakeland is a pet’s paradise. We’ve fetched 25+ of the top spots around Lakeland where you can pamper your furry friends or support local businesses while shopping for essentials.

Dog parks

The city’s Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Department operates three dog parks around town, offering a place for dogs to run near the north and south sides of Lakeland. The new On Dog Time park will open downtown later this year.

  • Cook Park Dog Park, 955 Wedgewood Estates Blvd.
  • Dog Leg Woods, 3326 Cleveland Heights Blvd.
  • Lake Crago Dog Park, 525 Lake Crago Dr.
A photo of a small terrier dog in a stroller at an outdoor market. Vendors line the street around him in small tents. The dog wears a collar with a necktie.

Most Lakeland markets are pet-friendly, like Lakeside Village’s Second Sunday Market.

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Pet-friendly spots

Downtown Farmers Curb Market, Downtown Lakeland
You’re sure to see a pet every few steps at this weekly outdoor market. We’ve seen dogs, cats, and even a reptile or two walking the booths. Look for pet items from Here Kitty Kitty, Woof Creek Dog Wellness, Furrcessories, and more.

Frescos Southern Kitchen & Bar, 132 S. Kentucky Ave.
This restaurant recently released a menu just for dog diners to enjoy on the patio, including dishes like the Eggs Rover Easy and Barking Bowl. There’s even a “pup-sicle” for dessert.

Swan Brewing, 115 W. Pine St.
Bring your well-behaved + leashed dogs to join you for an evening on the patio. The brewery has even hosted Dog Days of Summer events where those who bring pups can get a deal on drinks.

Check out more dog-friendly eateries.

A cat snuggled on the rug at Purrology Cat Cafe

The cats you’ll meet at Purrology are both adorable and adoptable.

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Cat lounges

Botany Cats, locations vary
This mobile cat lounge brings adoptable cats to you. Find the bright green trailer at local markets and businesses to meet the cats inside.

Kitty Cat Lounge, 946 E. Orange St.
Grab a coffee and head into the cat room to play with the kitties, or stay in the mid-century modern cafe to play a board game with friends.

Purrology Cafe, 5343 S. Florida Ave.
This cafe was the first of its kind in Lakeland. Order a drink to enjoy in the cat room, or schedule a private event to have the space all to yourself.

A dog grooming menu of services on a wall outside a grooming room

Mix and match your options for the perfect pampering at Woof Gang.

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Pet groomers

Happy Paws Pet Salon, 5131 S. Florida Ave., Ste. 6
Pets can relax with a day at this salon. Services include hairstyling, dematting, and non-anesthetic dental services.

Lakeland Pet Salon, 115 E. Alamo Dr.
Make an appointment for your dog or cat to get a bath, blow-out, haircut, or nail trim — you can even add on fur feathers.

Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming, 1544 Town Center Dr. W.
Pups will love getting a luxury bath and grooming. Finish off the appointment with nail painting, a bandana, and a treat from the bakery on your way out.

Paw-shaped frozen dog treats sit in a metal bowl.

Stop by Benson’s to see which treats are available.

Supply stores

Benson’s Canine Cookies, 2928 S. Florida Ave.
This shop offers freshly made treats for dogs and cats, plus nutritional counseling for older pets, puppies + kittens, and pets who are pregnant.

Family Reptiles, 4505 Old Rd. 37
If you’re seeking something scaly, check out this store that offers both pets and products — it specializes in ball pythons.

Oh My Dog, 6315 Kathleen Rd.
Shop for pet food, supplies, toys, and specialty treats like ice cream + birthday cakes just for pets.

The Doggie Bag Boutique, 1702 E. Edgewood Dr.
Pick up all-natural foods and treats for your furry friends at this family-owned spot. The team can offer samples based on your pet’s needs.

Doggy daycare + boarding

Classy Canines Pet Resort, 3927 Progress Dr.
If your pup needs a place to play during the day or long-term boarding, drop them off for fun with other furry friends.

Hollywoof Pet Resort, 5845 Brannen Rd. S.
Dogs can get star treatment at this business. Drop them off for doggy daycare or board them overnight. Grooming is also available.

Four Paws Only, 2215 E. Edgewood Dr.
Four-legged friends will have plenty of space to run at this 6,000-sqft facility. Dogs can even celebrate their birthdays during daycare.

A dog lays down and pants on a mobile dog gym treadmill inside a bus

Pets can work up a sweat, no matter where you are.

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Mobile gyms

Atta Boy! Animal Care
No yard? No problem. This bus will come to you to help your dog get some exercise — you can also find it at local community hubs.

Race Paws Mobile Dog Gym
“Doggie-powered” treadmills will keep your pup’s pads safe while they run. Introductory exercises are also offered for new customers.

Dog training

Das Hund House, 3210 Reynolds Rd.
Old dogs can learn new tricks. Drop yours off to receive training during daycare or while boarding, or see the training in action through group + private classes.

DogSense Obedience, 2910 Drane Field Rd.
Let the experts here train your dog for you during day school. Basic obedience training, trick dog classes, and agility courses are also available.

John K9, 3701 E. Trapnell Rd., Plant City
You’ll find this experienced dog trainer just across the county line. Training options include Junior Camp for puppies, boarding lessons, and private behavior lessons.

Know of another spot that should be on our list? Don’t make us beg. Let us know what we’re missing.

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