safe pets

How to Prepare Your Pets for a Hurricane Evacuation

Like humans, your pet should have a takeaway package with everything they'll need to weather the storm.

09/26/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Feelin' Good

Owning a Dog Has Major Health Benefits

Studies have shown that dog owners have lower blood pressure and cholesterol and a lower resting heart rate than non-owners.

09/22/2022 By Matthew Gutierrez

Hot Dog

How to Keep Your Dog Safe in the Summer Heat

Sarasota veterinarian Dr. David Smith gives pointers on keeping your pet cool.

07/08/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Life Is Ruff

Hop On The 'Pet Influencer' Trend and Spoil Your Dog With These Accessories

Whether or not your dog is cut out for social media fame, these accessories are fit for all of our furry friends.

06/02/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Adopt Don't Shop

Manatee County to Hold Sixth Annual Large-Scale Adoption Event

Adopt-A-Palooza will feature more than 100 adoptable puppies, dogs, cats and kittens from local shelters and animal rescues.

05/06/2022 By Staff

Paws Up

Southeastern Guide Dogs Named Recipient of Pet Supermarket 'Lend a Paw' Fundraiser

The annual fundraiser kicks off on National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, Saturday, April 30.

04/25/2022 By Staff

Dog Days

11 Dog-Friendly Local Parks to Explore

From Brohard Beach and Paw Park to Bayfront Park on Longboat Key, there's an abundance of dog parks and dog-friendly trails to explore in Sarasota.

03/25/2022 By Samantha Lane

Pampered Pooch

Sarasota Has a New Ice Cream Truck—for Dogs

The JB's Doggie Delite truck serves up ice cream that's safe for dogs and their human family.

03/17/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Tre Strong

Doctors Hospital Occupational Therapist Kyle McCreight Will Compete on 'American Ninja Warrior'

McCreight works at HCA Florida Sarasota Doctors Hospital and trains at gyms in Palmetto and Pinellas County.

03/03/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Good Deeds

Doctors Hospital Occupational Therapist Will Compete on 'American Ninja Warrior'

Kyle McCreight is competing in honor of his dog, Tre, who overcame significant physical disabilities.

02/22/2022 By Staff

Barks and Booze

At Boo's Ice House and Dog Bar, You Can Enjoy a Drink With Your Four-Legged Friends

Boo's Ice House and Dog Bar, coming to downtown Sarasota, will be equal parts bar and dog park.

02/17/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

National Dog Day

Meet the Dogs of Sarasota Magazine

Every day is National Dog Day for these pups.

08/26/2021 By Sarasota Magazine Staff

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

End of an Era

Florida Dog Racing Ends on New Year's Eve

The Sarasota Kennel Club is gone, the poker room just moved across town and a new development group has taken over.

12/30/2020 By Isaac Eger

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