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Walk Your Dog, but Where???

Here are some dog parks where your dog can go play with other doggies in the area!

Rolling Acres Road

Between 466 and 441
next to sports fields
Lady Lake, FL

Operating Hours: 9am - Noon

Managed By: Town of Lady Lake

Days Closed: N/A

Fees: $40 annually or $5 week permit

Restrooms: N/A

Type of Park: Fenced
Doggie Doo Run Run - Oxford

Private Dog Park - Day care.

Four fenced, all grass areas. 1.5 acre for small dogs, 2.5 for large/general population, 1 acre w/agility equipment and 3 acres "out back" (still fenced) for the real runners/wanders or just some quiet time with their owner. Covered seating, coffee/tea for owners, water and wading pools and lots of toys. Not many shade trees. Always staffed and THEY clean up the poop! Just leave a flag marker, and walk away. Fee is $3 a day or $20 a month. Staff and Owner are awesome and dog lovers and it shows. They also offer day care and "non-kennel" boarding.

Location: 12971 CR101 at CR104.

Directions: This is just outside of The Villages and Lady Lake, one mile east of CR301. Easiest access is to go one mile north on CR101 from CR466. On east (right) at intersection with CR104.

Doggie Doo Run Run - Lady Lake

Large fenced in dog park over 10 acres. Dog park for small dogs, there's an agility area, there's a large dog area, and then there's 8 acres in the back with tree swings for the owners to relax. All fenced in, very safe.

Location: CR 254.

Directions: Off 466. Light at CVS turn on CR 254 by CVS, go past Lange eye center on left and it is about 1/2 mile down on right.
Paradise Dog Park

1300 Paradise Dr. The Villages, FL

Operating Hours: N/A

Managed By: The Villages

Days Closed: N/A

Fees: Free but need a Villages id

Restrooms: N/A

Park Size: N/A

Type of Park: Fenced

Other Notes: This dog park has a separate small dog area (30lb and under) and shade.
Springdale Dog Park, The Villages

Located on the golf cart path going north towards Lopez off of Belle Meade. Show your Villages ID, guest's need a guest pass.

Open from dawn to 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to dusk.

Pets - Did You Know?

Check out these local pet shelters:
Humane Society/SPCA
of Sumter County 793-9117

Pet Lovers Rescue

Marion County Animal Services

If you haven't already visited Whole Earth Pet Supply in Spanish Plaines Plaza, you are in for a treat!  Why not see what all the fuss is about and give them a call at 352-391-5806!

 "Come see us to adopt your new best friend. We are located close to The Villages in Wildwood. Our cats and kittens are healthy, have up-to-date shots and are friendly. Visitation hours are 11am - 4pm daily and by appointment. Please call 352-748-5260. Volunteers and donations are always appreciated."


There is another website called that also donates to animals. They will remind you to click daily and have some cute items for sale.  Thanks to visitor, Pat H., for this information!

The beginning of the 2010 Hurricane season should also bring to mind our pets and how to prepare for any emergency.  Do you know where you will shelter your pet if there is an emergency and you have to leave the area?  If you have to drop your pet off somewhere, do you know what supplies to take along with you?  Or, if you will be staying at home during a storm, do you know what steps to take to prepare your home?  Definitely something to think about, don't you think?  If you'd like more information, please click here!