Mutt-opia

A Dog's Guide to Sarasota

The ultimate canine compendium.

09/27/2017 By Megan McDonald and Emma Burke

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Pamper Your Pooch With These Local Shops and Artists

Local services to sit up and bark about.

09/27/2017 By Megan McDonald and Emma Burke

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There's an Activity for Every Dog—and Every Activity Level—in Sarasota-Manatee

From dog yoga to flyball, keep your pet active with these local classes.

09/27/2017 By Megan McDonald and Emma Burke

Mutt-opia

Dog Yoga, Massage and More: How to Keep Your Pup Healthy and Happy

Your pooch will love these stressbusters and wellness boosters.

09/27/2017 By Megan McDonald and Emma Burke

Mutt-opia

Six Dog-Friendly Sarasota Eateries

We get it: It’s hard to leave your pup alone at his food bowl when you head out for a night on the town. Here’s a sampling of spots where you can chow down with your chowhound.

09/27/2017 By Megan McDonald and Emma Burke

Local, Local, Local

Eat Local Week Highlights Our Area's Food Resources

Learn about what's available in our own backyard during this seventh annual celebration of all things local.

09/27/2017 By Megan McDonald

Mutt-opia

There are a Plethora of Pet Boarding Options in Sarasota

Can’t take your best friend to work with you? No problem. Sarasota's got tons of doggie day care options that’ll make your pooch feel right at home. Here are a few.

09/27/2017 By Megan McDonald and Emma Burke

Irma

Barancik Foundation Contributes $374,000 to Help With Irma Recovery

All Faiths Food Bank received $172,000 and Pines of Sarasota received $202,000.

09/15/2017 By Megan McDonald

Irma

Sarasota County Opens "Comfort Stations" to Help Locals Recharge from Irma

You'll find water, air conditioning and phone charging stations at these locations.

09/14/2017 By Megan McDonald

Irma

Suncoast Blood Bank Needs Donations

The blood bank is especially in need of platelets.

09/13/2017 By Megan McDonald

Irma

World Rowing Championships a Go After Hurricane Irma

The international rowing races will go on as planned thanks to minimal damage from Hurricane Irma.

09/12/2017 By Megan McDonald

Irma

"I Survived a Category 5 Hurricane"

Sarasota's Loren Mayo thought she was taking a group on a relaxing, rejuvenating fitness retreat to St. Martin. What wound up happening was a nightmare.

09/12/2017 By Megan McDonald

Irma

Federal Disaster Funds Available for Sarasota-Manatee

As Sarasota-Manatee begins to recover from Hurricane Irma, federal programs are in place to help provide relief.

09/12/2017 By Megan McDonald

Irma

Updated: Here's A List of Local Emergency Shelters

Visit SCGov.net and MyManatee.org for the most up-to-date information on shelters.

09/06/2017 By Megan McDonald

Irma

Do You Know Your Evacuation Zone?

Use Sarasota County's "Know Your Zone" map to find evacuation routes, shelter and hospital locations, and more.

09/06/2017 By Megan McDonald

Irma

How to Prepare for Hurricane Irma

Current tracks show Irma, a dangerous category 5 hurricane, making landfall in the U.S. this weekend.

09/06/2017 By Megan McDonald

RIP Snooty

Snooty's Death Was a "Preventable Accident," South Florida Museum Says

Museum CEO Brynne Anne Besio apologizes for his death.

08/31/2017 By Megan McDonald

Something Wild

Wildflowers Offer an Alternative to Traditional Wedding Bouquets

Annie Schiller wants to change the florals game with her William's Wildflowers.

08/25/2017 By Megan McDonald

Applause

Ophelia's on the Bay Named One of the Most Scenic Restaurants in America

The restaurant is the only one in Sarasota—and one of only five in the state—to make OpenTable's list.

08/11/2017 By Megan McDonald