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Old 06-17-2012, 10:06 AM
 
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Is there one city that is dog friendlier than another~? I've heard Naples is not very dog friendly. And I know Delray Beach is very dog friendly. I know there are numerous of beaches, but is there one that is better than another~?
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:49 AM
 
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Key West. A town where dogs are given more rights than children. Sad but true. I live here so I know. You can even take your dog into Home Depot.
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:36 AM
 
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Key West. A town where dogs are given more rights than children. Sad but true. I live here so I know. You can even take your dog into Home Depot.
Like how is Key West dog friendlier~? Here in KY, I can take my dog into Home Depot too, but many places I have been kicked out of. I come to Florida frequently and would like to take him with me but they don't allow dogs on the beach where I go to, but they do in Delray since they have numerous of outdoor restaurants and etc there. I'd like to find another city to come that I can take him too.
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:47 PM
 
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What kind of dog do you have? That matters alot.
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:49 PM
 
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What kind of dog do you have? That matters alot.
Yorkshire Terrier
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:24 PM
 
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In Naples I've seen bigger dogs thans that at Lowes and every where else. My experience with Naples is that people say it isn't dog friendly but every one is carrying a miniature something in their handbags or pushing one in a stroller. True the beach in Naples does not allow dogs but they are allowed on some Ft Myers beaches.
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:33 PM
 
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When it comes to beaches, other than Bay County, north Florida is fairly dog-friendly.

Dogs are unrestricted on Amelia Island, but we do ask that you leash and pick up after your pooch.

I think there are a few restaurants here where dogs are allowed, but we've never tried because our dogs are very large.
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:39 PM
 
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I can't think of any reason why a dog shouldn't be allowed in Home Depot.

I think the key answer to the question is, 'is your dog under your control at all times?'

I love dogs much more than people, but if you let your unleashed dog run up to me and/or jump on me, I'm not going to be friendly at all.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Yorkshire Terrier
I'm not sure what that is, but as long as it's not a bloodthirsty pitbull, rottweiller, etc you may be ok
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:22 PM
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Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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As far as I know, all Lowe's and Home Depot's allow dogs. If you call they tell you it is unofficially allowed. So don't expect to find a company policy on their websites but they look the other way.

I live in Knoxville, Tennesee and we have been named friendliest dog city in the South and they are working on becoming the dog-friendliest in the country. I use to live in Fort Myers and Bonita Springs. My daughter was born in Naples. It is not very dog friendly.

And the comment about Fort Myers Beach? There is one beach that is off the beaten path that allows dogs. I think the place is kind of gross but a lot of dog lovers love that beach so to each his own. But other than that, from Naples to Fort Myers the beaches are not that dog friendly. Naples may have a lot of the elderly with a pooch in their purse but the city and its businesses are not going out of their way to welcome dogs.

Here in our city we have five dog parks, some of them off-leash and our downtown is lined with businesses that put out bowls of water. Most restaurants allow dogs on their patios as well.
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