Yes, you can vacation to the Gulf Coast with your four-legged family member! Ocean Reef Resorts is proud to provide you with pet friendly accommodations in Destin and South Walton. Your pet is a beloved member of your family, so feel free to bring them along to share another memorable vacation.
Besides our pet-friendly rentals, there are many wonderful pet services in and around Destin, including pet stores, grooming services, pet parks, and even doggy daycare while you're here at the beach.
Here are a few of our favorite pet services in Destin:
The Doggy Bag Bakery is truly one of a kind with sumptuous, "gourmutt" baked goods! This special Doggy Boutique features Pet Cookies and other treats all made with natural ingredients without preservatives or other additives. Their Bakery Case is out of this world with yummy goodies that look good enough to eat, but save them for your pet instead! Located in Destin at 34904 Emerald Coast Parkway in Suite 126. Contact: 850-837-9833.
The Four Paws Pet Salon offers everything you need to pamper your pet and make them look and feel great! Services include a gentle bath where their ears are cleaned, nails done, fur is fluffed, and perfume or cologne is provided for a fresh, clean scent. Additional services include teeth brushing, flea dips, and even nail polish for the fancy pooch. They also provide a special Doggy Daycare Center for whenever you might need it! Their Destin location is at 4010 Commons Drive, West in Suite 110. Contact: 850-650-7297.
Petsmart is also located in Destin. This nationally-known Super Pet Store offers a huge abundance of pet products, pet food, and treats. They also have Special Veterinary Services on site, Training Classes, and Grooming Facilities. Located across from Destin Commons at 34949 Emerald Coast Parkway. Contact: 850-650-3145.
The Unleashed Bakery & Style offers your pet both delicious, wholesome treats as well as specialized grooming services. They feature Nellie's Naturals, which are wheat-free, fat-free Dog Biscuits made fresh with yams, apples, carrots, honey, oatmeal, and organic oat flour! They are located in Destin at 11275 Emerald Coast Parkway, West. Contact: 850-837-7387.
The Goochie Poochie Doggie Resort & Spa features a dog hotel, daycare, and salon. It's your five-star dog resort! They are located in Destin at 4601 Opa-Locka Ln. Contact: 850-460-7460.
Destin Pet Parks
In addition to the above-mentioned services and pet stores, there are a number of pet parks to choose from along the Gulf Coast. They include "Dog Beach" near the Russell Pier; Aaron Bessant Park, which adjoins the new Pier Park; and Zottie Young Park, which is located in Panama City and was the very first Leash Park in Bay County.
If you're in the mood for taking your pet on a sea adventure, Scotty Boat Rentals offers half-day and full-day excursions from 8 AM to 6 PM. You receive your own Pontoon Boat and can take the pooch along for the ride around the bay or off to Shell Island! They are located at the East End of The Hathaway Bridge in Panama City at 5611 W. Hwy 98. Contact: 850-872-1714.
All Florida State Parks allow Pet Visitors to enjoy designated areas for nice walks with lots of sights to sniff around and explore! All pets must be on a leash that is a maximum of six feet in length, be confined to a specific area, or be under your own physical control. You must, of course, pick up after your pet and properly dispose of waste. Current Rabies Vaccination Tags are required.
Destin is Pet Friendly
We hope that this pet-friendly information has been useful to all of our fellow, pet loving friends, and guests! For further pet friendly rentals, policies, and details, feel free to call one of our agents today at 800-782-8736.