Pet Friendly Orlando and Central Florida

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Downey Dog Park, Orlando, Orange County, FloridaRecently, I was called by a free-lance writer in regard to a story that she was writing for the Orlando Sentinel about pet-friendly communities in Orlando and decided to do some further research to assist her.  It appears that AAA (American Automobile Association) and, which came out with its 2007 List of the Top 10 Dog-Friendly Vacation Spots in North America, Orlando ranks #8 in both surveys.  Since Orlando is the first Florida city on both surveys, one can deduce that Orlando is then the #1 Pet Friendly city in Florida. 

One may not have assumed that the Greater Central Florida area and Orlando particularly was that pet-friendly up until a few years ago when they finally allowed doggie dining.  Granted, an establishment has a pay a $150 permit fee to allow doggie dining, but it appears that many have signed on.  There is quite a large list of restaurants with outdoor dining that allow you to bring your pets along.  Some even provide water bowls and special treats for your loved ones. 

In addition to the fact that there are 57 AAA-rated pet-friendly hotels and motels in Orlando, but Walt Disney World, Universal Studios & Sea World all have facilities for your pets. 

There are now 10 animal hospitals in the area according to AAA and I’ve noted at least a dozen off-leash Dog Parks as well as over 60 parks and trails that allow your pet, but on a leash.  That isn’t too shabby. 

Can you say Woof!?!

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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Century 21 Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
Great info for the family with pets. I like the pic....for dogs and their humans LOL
Apr 28, 2008 03:52 PM #1
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
Very nice.  I suspect that having pet friendly places is important in some communities in Florida.  We could use some around here too.
Apr 28, 2008 03:57 PM #2
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life
Marc - I LOVE that sign! 
Apr 28, 2008 04:09 PM #3
Marc Grossman
Marc It Sold! - Longwood, FL
GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker

Sally - Yeah, isn't that cool!

Lenn - It's definitely become more important over the past several years.  I understand that a builder is supposedly building two pet-friendly communities. 

Apr 28, 2008 04:12 PM #4
Marc Grossman
Marc It Sold! - Longwood, FL
GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
Jason - Isn't that so cool!  I've seen a few dog parks with that type of sign.
Apr 28, 2008 05:09 PM #5
Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
I like the dog.  Australian Shepherd, right?  I have one of my own. He's my baby.
Apr 28, 2008 08:47 PM #6
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
Marc, I think it is a caring community that takes care of its pets. Yours is obviously a great place to live.
Apr 28, 2008 10:55 PM #7
Marc Grossman
Marc It Sold! - Longwood, FL
GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker

Rob - I thought so also.  I understand what you mean.  I miss my girls.

Gary - I agree with you.  But, it's really only been the past several years that we've seen this, but it is a great thing that so many communities are doing such. 

Apr 29, 2008 06:57 AM #8
Lisa Spalding
Casa Latino Four Corners, REALTOR, CDPE - Longwood, FL
Cute!  Now, I'm going to look up Paws Park in Sanford on the link.  :) 
Apr 29, 2008 07:41 AM #9
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


I wonder if the homeowner's insurance for the subdivision is a little more expensive than for others?  We referred a client to an insurance broker yesterday, and one of his questions in pricing the insurance was "Do they have a dog?"  Never heard that question before.

Mike in Tucson

Apr 29, 2008 07:50 AM #10
Marc Grossman
Marc It Sold! - Longwood, FL
GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker

Lisa - It's there!

Mike - I've been asked that question for years.  And furthermore, they've asked what type of dog.  I allow some of my tenants to have pets, but there are certain ones that my insurance co. will not cover.

Apr 29, 2008 06:13 PM #11
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