dogs love florida gill Dawg pet friendly restaurant sup paddle kayakWe love dogs at Gill Dawg! Bring your well-behaved dog on a leash and we’ll promptly get your pup a fresh bowl of water! Or head out on the water for a paddle or pontoon excursion.

Have you ever seen a dog paddle board? Take your dog for a ride through West Pasco’s beautiful waterways. Gill Dawg Marina offers pontoon boat, kayak and paddle board rentals for you and your four-legged friends.

Other Adventures with Your Dog

Enjoy the blue-green Gulf waters that lap gently along the sandy beaches of the four islands that make up Anclote Key Preserve State Park – Anclote Key, North Anclote Bar, South Anclote Bar and Three Rooker Island. Anclote Key Preserve State Park is accessible only by private boat or ferry service. The 403-acre park is home to at least 43 species of birds, including the American oystercatcher, bald eagle and piping plover. A picturesque 1887 lighthouse stands as a sentinel on the southern end of the island. Visitors can swim and sunbathe at the beach, fire up a grill and enjoy a picnic, or pitch a tent and enjoy a night of primitive camping under the stars. There are no provisions offered on the island, so be prepared to bring your own water and supplies. Dogs can enjoy all four of the islands from the boat however, the North Anclote Bar is where your furry friends can run free and enjoy the sand beneath their toes and romp through the waves with fellow beach buddies.

For the land lovers, Land O’ Lakes Dog Park consists of 30,567 sq.ft., where dogs can run free and play with others. Your pooch will love the fire hydrants, tunnels and tires set up in the park for them to enjoy. There’s a partition to separate the smaller and larger dogs, while pet owners can enjoy a covered area to sit under and watch the dogs play.

Pet Friendly Accommodations

If you are here for vacation, our local hotels have you covered. 

  • Holiday Inn Express Port Richey
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Tampa-Port Richey
  • Howard Johnson Port Richey
  • Microtel Inn Zephyrhills
  • Quality Inn and Suites Conference Center New Port Richey
  • Ramada Inn Bayside
  • Residence Inn Tampa Suncoast Parkway at NorthPointe Village
  • Quality Inn and Suites Zephyrhills

With all the fun things to do and places to go in Pasco County, don’t leave your four-legged friends at home after a long day at work, get out there and play! Remember to post you and your pooch’s pictures from your adventures on social media and use the hash tags, #DogsLoveFL and #DogsLovePasco

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