Exercising your pet is just important for you as it is for your pet. Keep yourself and your pets happy and healthy with long walks, where socializing and getting outside will keep your dogs from developing bad habits. Daily walks mean health benefits including healthier hip joints, managing a healthy weight, and reducing digestive problems – all of these things decreasing the likelihood of health issues later in life for your pets.
Indoor and outdoor cats alike need exercise just as much as dogs, helping with health issues like diabetes and arthritis. Investing in a fun jungle gym or climbing toy for your cat can provide hours of fun for your feline. Even better? A simple laser pointer can keep your cat going wild while burning calories and staying fit!
Not all dogs need the same amount of exercise, so it’s best to factor in breed, age, climate, and other factors. Dogs need anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours of exercise per day, depending on energy levels. Are they currently getting that much? If not, we can help!
Here are the best local spots to get your dogs some exercise in Doral, Florida:
1. Trails & Tails Dog Park (via Bring Fido)
Completed in 2012, this eight acre facility is Doral’s first dog-friendly facility. Small and large dog off-leash areas offer residents the opportunity to play catch or run around with their four-legged best friends. Features include: Large dog play area Small dog play area Multiple wash stations Memory Lane brick dedication Shaded children’s playground Restroom facility Dog-friendly water fountains Bikeway access to Doral Meadow Park Rules Rules and regulations have been established for Trails & Tails Park to ensure a safe and memorable environment for all our patrons. Please take this opportunity to review the rules posted below before your next visit to Trails & Tails Park. Maintenance Trails & Tails Park will close for maintenance, for a temporary time, every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Dog areas are closed one at a time and until noon. That gives us a chance to tidy up a bit, do some pest control, make the place generally more enjoyable for your next visit!
2. Dog Park at Haulover Park (via Bring Fido)
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Cost: $2 dog park access
The new 3.3-acre dog park features separate enclosures for small and large dogs to exercise off-leash, dog and people water fountains, and pooper scooper stations. There are also benches and doggie play equipment to keep your furry friend busy and happy.
3. Perrine Wayside Dog Park (via Bring Fido)
Locals and visitors alike rave about this fenced, off-leash dog park, which is open from sunrise to sunset every day.