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Pets! Take Your Dog (or Cat) to College
Every time I headed up to USF to see my kids, they asked that I bring our dog. Let’s face it; the pup is everyone’s favorite family member. Personally, I would rather travel with pets than have our daughter adopt one of her own that may eventually become mine too, so I often obliged. (You may want to see our blog on Pets if you already have a grandbaby with fur.) The good news is that is becoming rather common for people to travel with their pets.
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The Retreat, Halo 46, The Standard, The Union on Fletcher, and many more are pet-friendly and typically charge an upfront or monthly pet fee.
Be sure, when making reservations, you tell them you are traveling with a pet. Some have fees.
Perhaps while in the area you just want to let Fido get out and run a bit.
Here are a few dog parks in the area:
Rowlett Dog Park – 8401-8549 N Rowlett Park Dr, Tampa, FL. Bring Fido and enjoy a separate small dog area and large dog area, trees, benches and agility equipment. Has fenced, off-leash dog runs at this city park.
Temple Terrace Hilltop Dog Park – 9420 Harney Rd, Tampa, FL. It has a side for small dogs and one for big dogs. Nice open space to let Fido run and play. It has water pools for your dogs and waste bags. They also have bowls and buckets in case Fido gets thirsty.
These parks are dog-friendly, but not solely for dogs:
University Area Community Park – 14015 N 22nd St, Tampa, FL
USF Riverfront Park – 6550 E Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL.
Lettuce Lake Park – 6920 E Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL
Copeland Park Trail – 11001 N 15th St, Tampa, FL
Temple Terrace Riverfront Park – 7801 Capwood Ave, Temple Terrace, FL
The Retreat Apartment complex has its own dog park.
Of course, if you are traveling with a service animal, which is not considered a “pet,” you are allowed to take your service dog virtually anywhere you are allowed to go. There should be no extra fees or deposits for this. However, emotional support animals may not be allowed to accompany their owner in public places, ie. restaurants, stores, hotels, so you may want to check before you head out.
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