The dog days aren’t over

Every dog owner wants the best for their furry friend, so why not bring them along on your Lakeland adventures? It’s much better than sitting at home all day in a crate, waiting with nothing more than a bone and bowl of water, anticipating for the moment they get to pounce on mom or dad after a long day.

This coming Sunday is National Dog Day + in case you didn’t know already, Lakeland is considered one of the most dog-friendly cities in the nation. (Thank you, National Geographic. You know your dog-lovers so well.) 🐕

To make sure your pup is enjoying dog-friendly Lakeland as much as they can, we compiled a list of 7 (p)awesome locations (with a little help from @dogmomsoflkld) that are pet-friendly + guaranteed to make your cute canine fall head over paws. 🐾

Photo by Kaley Beck

🐶 Swan Brewing | 115 W Pine St | open Tuesday – Sunday  

Hang with your pooch + a pint. 🍺 They are very pet-friendly with their covered patio + artificial turf flooring. You can even have the perfect puppy party if you want to celebrate with other dog lovers.

Photo by Amélie Haakonsen

🐶 Concord Coffee | 1037 Florida Ave S #135 | open 7 days a week

Who doesn’t love a cold brew with a cookie for your pup? ☕ Concord sells dog treats from Honeycomb Bakery so you both get the energy you need for the whole day.

Photo by Rachel Heidegger
(this one’s for all the feline fanatics)

🐶 Patio 850 | 850 S Tennessee Ave | open in the late afternoon 7 days a week

This is the perfect place to bring your best bud for Wine’d down Wednesday. The patio is always full of furry friends hanging out + they give your pup a water bowl while you wine & dine. 🍷

Photo by Joe + Hollie Hepler

🐶 Dog Leg Woods Dog Park | Dog Leg Woods, Lakeland, FL | open 7 days a week

This new park has two sides for small and large dogs + puppy water fountains. Take your dog out for some fetch with other furry friends their size.

Photo by Sabrina Gago

🐶 Fresco’s | 132 S Kentucky Ave | open 7 days a week

Bottomless mimosas and puppies, need we say more? If you sit outside, your pup can join you + your friends. 🍸

Photo by Britnai Shipe

🐶 801 East Main | 801 E. Main St. | open Friday – Sunday

Sundays + beignets are their specialty, and your pup is welcome to hang. They treat your furry    friends extra sweet + have created the perfect pet-friendly environment.

🐶 Yogurt Mountain | 1520 Town Center Dr | open 7 days a week

If you love yogurt + your dog, then you have found your new go-to spot. They have the “Pup  Cup” option that is safe + a great size for your companion.


Picking just 7 places to hangout with man’s best friend was ruff, fur’real.

What are your dog’s favorite spots in Lakeland? Reply to this email or Tag #LALtoday in your most fetching Instagram shots on #NationalDogDay + keep an eye out on our instagram story for more pup cuteness. (we may or may not be adopting a dog for the day).

The dog days aren’t over yet,

-Trevor, LALtoday intern.