Find dog-friendly shopping districts, outdoor activities and upscale daycare options in Orlando (Lake Eola Park pictured).
Updated April 6, 2021
Do you hate leaving your four-legged friends at home when you travel? When you visit Orlando, you don't have to. Throughout the destination, you'll discover activities your pet will love, plus ways to properly pamper them, including these tail-wagging, awesome options. You and your pet can also explore with confidence thanks to enhanced health and sanitization measures designed to protect you. Get ready for purr-fect pet adventures in Orlando!
Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified or closed. Learn more about healthy travel and what’s open in Orlando, and check with your favorite attractions for their current status.
Pet-Friendly Parks & Trails in Orlando
Dogs love the great outdoors, and you'll find beautiful landscapes throughout the destination that you and your pet can explore together. Boasting features such as natural bodies of water, dog baths, off-leash options and more, here are some of Orlando's best outdoor destinations for pets.
Bear Creek Nature Trail
Hike a mile-long trail brimming with ancient cypress, oak and palm trees. The trail is about 30 minutes north of downtown Orlando.
Lake Baldwin Park
Found in Winter Park, less than 20 minutes from downtown Orlando, this massive park has a sandy beach. Dogs can be off leash from 8 a.m. to sunset.
Lake Eola Park
The crown jewel of Orlando's parks system, this downtown oasis features a circular path around the lake, plus places to grab a bite to eat. Leashed dogs are welcome.
Meadow Woods Dog Park
About 20 minutes from Walt Disney World, this dog park has 19 acres of leash-free running room.
Shingle Creek Regional Park
The park's fenced-in playground for dogs has a drinking fountain and bathing area. Shingle Creek is just 20 minutes from Walt Disney World.
Wekiwa Springs State Park
Rent a kayak and explore these gorgeous springs with your dog, so long as he or she is leashed. The park is about 30 minutes from downtown Orlando.
Pet-Friendly Shopping and Strolling in Orlando
Orlando is a great city for walking around and getting some shopping done in the process. At these locations, you can bring your pet with you while you browse trendy boutiques or grab a bite to eat.
Celebration Town Center
This area features shopping, dog-friendly restaurants, a pet bakery, and miles of adjacent trails just minutes from Walt Disney World.
About 20 minutes from downtown Orlando, the heart of Winter Park is a vibrant, cosmopolitan shopping, dining and cultural district. Leashed dogs are welcome not just on the street and in Central Park, but also in outdoor dining areas and most stores.
Pet Daycare in Orlando
To experience everything Orlando has to offer, you will admittedly have to find accommodations for your pet from time to time. In addition to pet-friendly hotels, Orlando is home to numerous pet-daycare providers who will leave your furry friend feeling thoroughly pampered.
Best Friends Pet Care at Walt Disney World® Resort
The 27,000-square-foot facility on Walt Disney World Resort property offers boarding, daycare and grooming for dogs, cats and other family pets. You'll also be able to choose from a range of accommodations, fun activities and special treats.
Kennel Services at Universal Orlando Resort
For a cost of $15 per pet, you can board your cat or dog at Universal Orlando Resort on a first-come, first-served basis. You will need to bring food, blankets and toys, and provide proof of vaccinations.
Pet Kennels at SeaWorld® Orlando
Located outside SeaWorld Orlando's main entrance, this kennel will board your pet and provide water. However, you will need to provide food, and you're responsible for walking your pet throughout the day.
Orchid Springs Animal Hospital Near LEGOLAND® Florida Resort
While LEGOLAND Florida Resort doesn't have on-site pet services, they recommend this location's boarding and daycare options during your visit to the park.
Happy Paws Pet Resort
Located in Waterford Lakes, about 15 minutes from downtown Orlando, this facility has air-conditioned units, double insulation for noise reduction, and a bone-shaped, salt-water pool for relaxation and fun. Services include boarding, daycare, grooming and training, among other features.
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