Posts Tagged ‘Key west’

Dog-Friendly Florida Keys & Key West

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Key West is the southernmost settlement in the U.S. It is at the end of the Florida Keys, which stretch out into the Gulf Of Mexico like a chain of islands. These are coral islands. The Keys have been, since the 1500s, home to settlers, explorers and many pirates. The jumping off point on a drive to the Keys is usually Miami. The main Islands in the Keys are Key Largo or Long Island, Islamorade, Marathon Key, Big Pine Key and of course Key West. The total length of the Overseas Highway which jumps from island to island in the Keys is 110 miles. Locations along the highway are identified my Mile Markers (or MM in directions). Key West, with population 28,000, is the main attraction for most visitors with dogs and is very dog-friendly. It is at the southern end of the highway.


Top 200 Places: Key West Aquarium

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Key West Aquarium
1 Whitehead St
Key West,
Florida 33040

This aquarium is the only one we know of that allows you to take your pup along on leash. It has a large unfenced shark tank so please keep your pup under good control. You and your dog will see all sorts of marine life.

Top 200 Places, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

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