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Fun for dogs (and their humans) at water park in Hollywood

Water parks in Deerfield and Hollywood that are typically for kids and families are open specifically for dogs at designated K9 Water Festivals, popular with pooches and their people. Some dogs step into the shallow water and stand. Others fly into the water, swim and retrieve floating toys.  Either way, dogs and their families adore …

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Free hurricane apps provide up-to-the-minute info, tips

It’s still hurricane season. Stay informed. Miami-Dade County Miami-Dade County offers the free ReadyMDC mobile app, which allows you to get the most up-to-the-minute information to deal with a hurricane before, during and after.    THE APP INCLUDES INFORMATION ON: How to prepare for a hurricane Knowing which areas that are in danger of storm …

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Free pet fashion, pet vendors & films about dogs at Fort Lauderdale park

If you like activities that welcome pets, Las Olas Oceanside Park in Fort Lauderdale is offering free events for people and dogs. Dog Days events at Las Olas Oceanside Park (LOOP) include activities, movies and vendors displaying products for pets.  Other festivities include a raffle, doggie dinners, and a selfie station. Films featured in 2022 …

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Woofing Waters Dog Park in Deerfield includes wet fun

Woofing Waters Dog Park within Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield offers water-spritzing features for playful pooches. Entry fees for Quiet Waters Park fees on weekends and holidays are $1.50 per person for ages 6 and older Entry fees for Woofing Waters Dog Park $5 per day for up to 3 dogs in a family, or …

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Sunrise park offers new splash pad & dog park

Welleby Park in Sunrise is sporting new features.  Features at Welleby Park include a splash pad, playground, and Safety Town play area.  A boardwalk runs along a lake. Dogs are welcome to nose around Pawgrass dog park. The park is at 11100 NW 44th Street, Sunrise 33351, 954-747-4600 Entry for the park and parking are …

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Doggie dining: South Florida restaurants with special pet menus & pet-friendly places

Did you know there are restaurants in South Florida that are now offering doggie menus for your furry friend to enjoy some delicious canine cuisine? If not, then you heard it here first!  We’ve rounded up some of the best Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach spots where both you and your date — aka your …

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Inexpensive rabies vaccines for pets

Inexpensive rabies shots for Broward pets are offered by appointment at Broward Pet Adoption facilities in Fort Lauderdale. Rabies shots are only for pets of Broward residents. For appointments Online  954-357-9567 E-mail petcareclinic@broward.org Fees are $25 for vaccination and tags for pets that are spayed or neutered $35 for non-neutered, non-spayed pets Debit cards or …

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Publix: Get pet medications at the pharmacy

Did you know Publix fills pet meds? The Lakeland-based supermarket giant, which has locations throughout Miami and South Florida, makes it convenient to pick up your prescriptions – and your pet’s – in a one-stop shopping experience. To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on the Cheap newsletter. You can also follow us on …

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Hurricane preparedness: How to build an emergency kit

The aftermath of a hurricane can be devastating and leave you and loved ones without basic necessities. Here’s a  helpful guide to creating an essential and basic emergency supply kit. It’s recommended you pack these items in weather-proof duffel bags or plastic bins – or a combination of both. Here’s what to pack: Three-day supply …

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Free pet food: See if you’re eligible

If you’re struggling financially at this time and are in need of pet food, you can find help from ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Miami. It is now offering free pet food to Miami-Dade County residents affected by the current times, with a few provisions to follow. To keep up …

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Scared pet on Fourth of July? Here are some tips

Even if your fluffy friends usually accompany you when you’re out and about, leave them at home on the Fourth of July. Most animals really don’t like fireworks, even at parties and picnics. That tip is from the Humane Society of the United States, which offers FREE pet safety information on various topics. To keep up with latest …

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