Looking for dog-friendly businesses in Florida that'll let you paw-ty with your favorite four-legged pal? A brand new off-leash bar and dog park is coming to Sarasota, offering a place for pups and their people to socialize — and they are officially open to the public on Monday, May 22.
"This is part restaurant, part bar with an off-leash dog park. You can come here and have food and let your dog hand off-leash," Mindy Kauffman, Owner of Boo's Ice and Dog Bar, told Suncoast News Network in an interview.
Alongside a lineup of signature cocktails and local craft brews to sip on while your pet plays, Boo's will also feature a few food options, such as woodfired pizzas, poutine, and other home-style meals made with fresh ingredients. As of publication, the restaurant's official website states that the rest of the menu is still a work in progress.
The on-site dog park will feature both indoor and outdoor fenced-in areas with plenty of space to roam, as well as agility course platforms, tunnels, and more.
While you're able to check out this bar and restaurant pet-free at any time, all dogs looking to paw-ty with you will be required to go through a vetting process to become a part of the Boo's Member Pack prior to your visit — that is, unless your fur baby is a certified service animal.
The online membership process serves as a means to keep all animals safe while ensuring that all four-legged friends meet basic requirements and are a good fit for Boo's off-leash environment.
All dogs are required to be current on their vaccinations, spayed or neutered, and well-socialized for group play. The 'paw-leash' will walk around to ensure that people are properly registered and checked in, following on-site rules, and enjoying their time.
To learn more about the membership process or to sign-up, check out Boo's Ice House & Dog Bar's website below.
Looking for more places you can take your pup on a day trip? Learn more about one of Florida's only unfenced off-leash beaches here, or find out where you can take your dog flower picking here instead.
Boo's Ice House & Dog Bar
Address: 1314 10th Street Sarasota, Florida 34236
Article by Rachael Volpe