Fido Free

City of Sarasota: Dogs Prohibited on Lido Beach

The city is focusing on the unintended consequences of dogs at the beach, including harmful impacts on wildlife and water quality.

07/02/2021 By Staff

Furry fun

Enjoy a Dog-Tastic Day in Lakewood Ranch Next Weekend

Woof Gang Bakery is hosting a carnival-themed event at Premier Sports Campus on Saturday, June 5. Proceeds will go to local animal shelters.

05/28/2021 By Allison Forsyth

No Fear

Meet Monster, a Beloved Neighborhood Cat Who Lives Up to Her Name

The stealthy neighborhood feline uses her nine lives to keep dogs and their walkers on their toes.

05/21/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Splish Splash

How to Keep Your Dog Fresh and Clean This Summer

DogPerfect and Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming give us advice on how to keep our furry friends washed and groomed for summertime.

05/18/2021 By Allison Forsyth

New Home

Bradenton Animal Rescue is Getting a $10 Million Upgrade in September

Nate's Honor Animal Rescue is building a 31,000 square-foot adoption, vet and training center as part of its original location.

02/25/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Adopt Don't Shop

Manatee County Animal Services Waiving Adoption Fee Through Feb. 28

Adoptions include spay/neuter, microchip and rabies certificate, a $300 value.

02/12/2021 By Staff

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Spend a Day at the Beach With the Dog

Venice's Brohard Beach and Paw Park lets you bring your canine companion along for a day of surf and sun.

09/23/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Brave Like Bunny

Bradenton Dog Becomes Instagram Famous, Shares Story of Hope

Bunny, a 7-month-old pitbull, has become a star on Instagram and is sharing an important message with her fans.

07/21/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Drinking beer for a good cause

Brewery's Shelter Dog Beers Spotlighted on National TV

Motorworks Brewery was featured on Thursday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

01/31/2020 By Rachel Suwak

Tune In

Sarasota Acrobat and His Dog Will Compete on America’s Got Talent: The Champions

Christian Stoinev and his other dog, Scooby, were finalists on season nine of America’s Got Talent.

01/24/2020 By Rachel Suwak

Patio Pups

Seven Fun Spots to Dine With Your Doggie

You don't have to leave man's best friend behind when dining out.

09/16/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Construction

Pet Resort Adds New Pool

J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp. recently completed construction on a new in-ground pool for Bayside Pet Resort.

02/20/2019 By Staff

Animals

A Greyhound Advocate Encourages People to Adopt

With the end of greyhound racing in Florida in sight, the executive director of a nonprofit that works to end dog racing encourages Floridians to take in dogs.

02/19/2019 By Staff

To the Dogs

Service, Support and Therapy Canines Go Everywhere—But Not Everyone is Happy

It’s almost impossible to determine how many dogs have these labels because no government agency at the federal, state or local level licenses them for support or therapy. But the trend is undeniable.

02/04/2019 By David Hackett

Events

Final Greyhound Racing Season Starts Friday

The 74th and final season of live greyhound racing at the Sarasota Kennel Club will begin on Friday, Dec. 14, and continue through Saturday, May 4.

12/10/2018 By Staff

Services

New Pet Food Maker and Delivery Company Launches

Jilian Alumbaugh and Annaleah Prevatt recently launched Pet Wants Sarasota.

09/13/2018 By Staff

Recreation

New Dog Park Opens Monday

The Canine Club at Gillespie Park includes two separate fenced areas, dog drinking fountains and new trees, landscaping and shade structures.

09/04/2018 By Staff

Yap!

Motorworks Brewery Goes to the Dogs—for a Good Cause

The Animal Network hosts a Yappy Hour extravaganza at the brewery every third Sunday of the month.

08/29/2018 By Ilene Denton

Services

New Pet Resort Opens in Lakewood Ranch

Bayside Pet Resort recently opened its third facility in the area.

06/13/2018 By Staff

Dog Days

Sarasota Police Department Adds New Dog to K9 Unit

Thanks to a generous donation from Boar's Head, the SPD has added Bobbi, a two-year-old German shepherd, to its squad.

03/12/2018 By Megan McDonald