Dog Friendly Events: South Miami Rotary Art Festival

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The 31st Annual South Miami Rotary Art Festival is Dog Friendly!

We’re excited to announce our participation in a very cool, dog-friendly art festival in South Miami. Our friends from the Rotary Club of South Miami are proud presenters of the 31st annual art festival this Saturday and Sunday, February 22-23! We will be providing doggy valet services for the art festival all weekend, from 10 AM to 6 PM. Bring your well-behaved dogs over on their cutest leashes to our Doggy Valet Tent, and we’ll care for them Equipaws Pets-style! They’ll cool down under our tent, refresh themselves with ice-cold water, enjoy a treat or two (with your permission, of course!), and have cuddles, TLC, and plenty of socializing with other pups until you pick them up.

South Miami Rotary Art Festival: Dog Friendly and Fun!

We love South Miami for its small-town feel, yet cosmopolitan flair (there are great little restaurants and boutiques to suit every taste). The South Miami Rotary Art Festival is taking place in the downtown area of South Miami, on Sunset Drive (or SW 72 street), closing off the beautiful street from US 1 to Red Road (SW 57 Ave).

Our pet sitters Flavia and Frankie grew up around South Miami (they went to Epiphany School and Lourdes Academy), and are very excited to volunteer as the Doggy Valet! The area is filled with historic buildings, restaurants and unique shops. South Miami is  three miles south of Miami’s Coconut Grove, and borders the University of Miami and the beautiful neighborhoods of Coral Gables and Pinecrest (where you will find many of our dog sitters and runners, coincidentally!).

Admission is free, with parking on the street and in the Shops at Sunset Place garage. You can look forward to over 150 artists, a food court, live music, and a beer garden (no beer for the pups, though!).

For online or GPS directions search for 5750 SW 72 St., South Miami, FL 33143. You can reach them at or by telephone at 305-769-5977. Please be advised that volunteers periodically check messages and reply or return calls.

Read more details about the festival on the Rotary Club of South Miami’s website. Image from the Rotary Club of South Miami’s festival website.

Will we see you there?

Miami Dog-Friendly Events: Flagler Fest & Antique Car Show

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Bring your dogs to the Flagler Fest & Antique Car Show this Saturday and say hello to our dog walkers Beccie and Nancy! They will be joining the Animal Crackers pack for a day full of exercise, doggy treats, and an agility course set up by Doggie Fun Zone in the heart of Historic Downtown Miami.

You definitely want to bring your pooch to the Doggie Fun Zone, a very special agility course that’s appropriate for dogs of all sizes and temperaments, from Dachshunds to German Shepherds. Dogs get to chase a lure through a fully enclosed raceway. This obstacle course is easy for any dog to enjoy; no prior training or experience is needed.It’s such a cool, unexpected treat to have this in Miami! A big thanks to J.J. Diaz, owner of Animal Crackers, for hiring Doggie Fun Zone for the day.

The 13th annual Flagler Fest is a family and pet-friendly event full of fun activities for all ages. Best of all, it is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. You and your pups can enjoy the collection of antique, vintage, and hot-rod cars show all put on by the Antique club of America South Florida Region (imagine all the good smells your dogs will pick up!).

You and your kids can also:

  • Take a historic walking tour with Dr. Paul George starting at 1:30pm
  • Visit the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for free tours
  • Hang out at the Children’s Corner, where kids can get their faces painted, explore the petting zoo and bounce around in the bounce house
  • Eat lunch at one of the many downtown cafes
  • Shop around in the eclectic and vibrant boutiques and stores