Pet Friendly Rentals by Ocean Reef

Vacationing with Your Fur Baby

Yes, you can vacation to the Gulf Coast with you four-legged family member! Ocean Reef Resorts is proud to provide you with Pet Friendly accommodations at many of our fine rental properties. Your pet is a beloved member of your family so feel free to bring them along to share another memorable vacation. Be sure to inquire about our Pet Friendly properties when you make your reservation and we'll be glad to accommodate your needs. Besides our Pet Friendly Rentals, there are a number of wonderful Pet Stores, Grooming Services, Pet Parks and even a Doggy Day Care Service available while you're here at the beach.

Dogs on Vacation

In the Destin-Miramar Beach area we have Bark Avenue. There are locations in the beautiful Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin as well as in Destin Commons. They feature the very best in Dog Luxury and Style including Special Harness Vests, Bow Wow Bandanas, Jeweled Collars, Doggie Eyewhere, Designer Dog Beds, Romp and Play Toys, Special Treat Jars and Fancy Leashes to name a few. Contact them at: 850.267.9400.

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 them at 850.650.7297 or

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 or at

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 them at: 850.837.7387.

In the Panama City Beach area there's Paws, Jaws and Claws located in The Shops at Edgewater. They are known for their Discounted Pet Products which include Gourmet Dog Treats as well as food in bulk. Special Electronic Collars and training classes are available along with beds, crates and toys. Located at 523 R Jackson Boulevard in Panama City Beach. Contact them at: 850.249.7387.

Pawsitively Purrfect IS positively perfect when it comes to accommodating your special family member! A huge supply of Pet Products as well as Pet Apparel is available here. They also provide their Barks and Bubbles Grooming service and a Pet Photography Studio. Now you can have your pet immortalized with a Special Portrait which can be digitally enhanced as a one of a kind, masterpiece watercolor! They are located in Panama City Beach at 210 S. Arnold Road (Route 79) Contact: 850.235.0881.

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 8AM to 6PM. 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.

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.