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.