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Miami, FL

Grab your sunscreen and conga right over to Coconut Grove for a taste of what Miami has to offer.  Sizzling restaurants, smokin' hotels, sassy shops and sweet outdoor spots will make you and your pup pant.


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The Dog Bar

1684 Jefferson Ave.
(305) 532-5654
There are two incredible outposts of this doggie department store—one on Jefferson Avenue, the other on Miracle Mile. These specialty pet supply stores have an excellent collection of luxury pet items, as well as high quality dog foods, all under one roof. An in-house grooming spa, doggie birthday party services, obedience classes, adoption events, and nutritional seminars round out the experience. Be sure to check out the ongoing exhibition of artist Rachelle Oatman paintings featuring anthropomorphic dogs, showing at both the Miami Beach and Coral Gables stores.


Faux Paws

5824 S. W. 73 St.
(305) 666-1497

The designer dog and her discriminating owner head to this luxury South Miami boutique for the very best in designer collars, canine perfumes, and tasty treats.


China Grill

404 Washington St.
(305) 534-2211

The China Grill holds “Dogs Gone Wild” on Sunday nights, featuring a K-9 friendly menu including sirloin tip appetizers and gourmet desserts like peanut butter cupcakes. Bring Fido and indulge both of you.

News Café

800 Ocean Dr.
(305) 538-6397

SoBe’s most famous coffee shop combines a full newsstand with multiple baristas, so make like Gianni Versace (he regularly ate here), grab a cup of joe, a glossy magazine, and enjoy the best people-watching in town from its sprawling sidewalk café. Open 24 hours.

Smith and Wollensky

1 Washington Ave.
(305) 673-2800

Succulent steaks and sparkling views of the downtown Miami skyline make a visit to this classy joint a must. Even better, pups can play on the lawn while their partners socialize outside with friends.

Dogma Grill

1500 Washington Ave.
(305) 695-8259

A short walk from Lincoln Road, this urban oasis aims to bring “respect and a creative culture to the hot dog,” a goal well-represented by specialty dogs such as the Matador, the Pomodoro, the Athens, El Macho, and the V.I.P.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel

500 Brickell Key Dr.
(305) 913-8288

Located on the prestigious Brickell Key, this luxury hotel features sumptuous suites, award-winning restaurants, and its own private beach with an uninterrupted view of the bay. Pets 25 pounds and under are welcome for a $100 nonrefundable fee.

Acqualina 17875 Collins Ave.

Sunny Isles Beach
(305) 918-8000
Panoramic vistas of the sea and Miami’s glittering skyline greet guests staying in this grand 51-story Mediterranean-inspired tower located north of Miami Beach. World-class amenities include three restaurants, a two-story oceanfront spa, three swimming pools, tropical garden areas, and a private beach club. Dogs under 15 pounds and 15 inches in length are welcome with the payment of a $100 nonrefundable fee. Pet-walking services can be arranged through the concierge and are available at an additional charge.

Hotel Habana Libre

3010 Collins Ave.
(305) 531-7742

Indulge in the glamour of an earlier time at this Art Deco boutique hotel only a short walk from South Beach that features poolside dining, a rooftop solarium, and an elegant sundeck. There is no size restriction imposed on canine guests, but an extra $25 per day is charged.

Setai Hotel

2001 Collins Ave.
(305) 520-6000

Pets under 20 pounds stay free at this magnificent South Beach resort, set in a breathtaking oasis of tropical gardens, sparkling pools, and a gorgeous stretch of white sand beach.

Pine Tree Park

4499 Pine Tree Dr.
Leafy banyan trees and an ocean breeze make this six-acre park an oasis in the heart of Miami Beach. Separate dog runs for large and small pooches mean even the most timid teacups can have a good time.

Flamingo Park

11 St. and Jefferson Ave.
Along with Pine Tree Park, Flamingo Park is one of the two designated “Bark Parks” within the city of Miami Beach. Like Pine Tree Park, Flamingo has fenced areas where your pup can roam freely, as well as a variety of skill/training equipment for dogs.

Margaret Pace Park

Surrounding 1745 N. Bayshore Dr.
Miami’s take on Central Park, this eight-acre waterfront park is ideal for afternoon strolls with Rover. Enjoy the views of Biscayne Bay all the way to Miami Beach. Dogs must be leashed.

Kennedy Park’s Dog Chow Dog Park

2400 S. Bayshore
Open from sunrise to sunset, this enclosed but spacious dog run is located in the beautiful waterfront Kennedy Park of Coconut Grove. Single? Miami’s SunPost labels it the city’s best place to find a date.

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