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Naples Florida sonny's summer vacation Dog Friendly - Things to Do - Naples, Florida

Bonita Beach Springs Dog Beach (also known as “Lee County Off-Leash Dog Area”)
On Bonita Beach Rd, just north of New Pass between Bonita Springs & Fort Myers Beach.  Open dawn until dusk, offers free parking, & disposal bags.  Info: Telephone: 239.533.7275

Collier-Seminole State Park, located at 20200 E. Tamiami Trail/Hwy 41, Info: 800-326-3521

 Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park gives dogs a chance to splash in the water while on leashes (a must at all times.) By the boat & canoe launch area, they're welcome to swim in the shallow water of Water Turkey Bay. The park is located off Gulfshore Drive; head due west on Immokalee Road until you reach the coast. The beach is on your left.

Downtown Naples.- Stroll with your pet while embracing tropical Florida, There are lots of restaurants where you can dine al fresco with your dog. Check 1st for dog policy.

Naples Botanical Garden Leashed, well-behaved dogs welcome on Sundays 9:00 until 11:00 & on Thursdays 3:00 until 5:00. Free for members. Non-member fee is $7.95 per dog. The Garden limits 1 dog per adult. Located at 4820 Bayshore Drive, Info:
Naples Dog Park Location: Riverside Circle near the intersection of Central Avenue and Goodlette-Frank Road. Info:

Rover Run Dog Park at Veterans Community Park, Location1895 Veterans Park Drive Park open dawn until dusk & is free of charge. Well-behaved dogs may play. Small and large dogs have separate fenced-in areas. Info:

For More Pictures of Sonny's Vacation, beaching, boating, dining and more, click the link below.


Restaurants – Dog Friendly – Note: check for  current dog policy

Altins Café and Grill – American favorites, pets welcome at outdoor tables.

Bice Ristorante – umbrellas on deck, one of our favorite dinners with our dog.

Bokamper’s Sports Bar and Grill – casual favorites on outdoor patio.

Café Barcelona - outdoor seating with dog, Spanish favorites, off Third Street.

Campiello’s – Dog friendly patio during lunch time,by Third Street.

Chez Boet – French favorites, located in the heart of Old Naples, organic treats for dogs and has been welcoming dogs for over 10 years on their covered terrace.

Dolce and Salato – one our favorites for lunch, French favorites.

Fred’s Diner - good food reasonably priced, alcoholic beverages served (not for dog.)

McCabe’s Irish Pub and Grill – Irish favorites on Fifth Avenue, South.

M. Waterfront Grill - Dog (leashed) Every Saturday from 1 to 4 there is a "Yappy Hour."

Old Naples Pub - They welcome your dog at outside tables in the breezeway which is fully covered in case of rain! Casual with great burgers and more.

Parkshore Grill - allows dogs at their outdoor tables, water served for dogs.

Ridgeway Bar and Grill – lunch and dinner in the garden or porch area.

Sea Salt – outdoor seating for dogs, Italian favorites and wild-caught seafood.

The Dock at Crayton Cove – view of Naples Bay with a large patio area for dogs and a              Yappy Hour Tuesdays from 5-6:30. Seafood favorites.

The Parrot Bar and Grill – Key West favorites located on Tin City’s Boardwalk.

Three60 Market – Breakfast, lunch and dinner, serve treats for dogs on the patio. beach tpz 3669 swimmingbeach tpz 3669 swimming

Tony’s Off Third – Breakfast and lunch at dog-friendly eatery.

Vergina Restaurant & Bar – Italian favorites on a dog-friendly terrace.

We were not able to get to each and every restaurant during our stay in Naples, Florida.


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Book Review by Patricia A. Bloom, Ph.D BOOK REVIEW:

Captured . . . The Look of the Dog


In Captured . . .The Look of the Dog, Gloria Yarina (photographer) and Fern Goodman

(writer) take us into the world of dogs, with photographs, anecdotes, poems, and sketches that

highlight each dog in a unique, inimitable way. The artful photographs are complemented by the

writer’s razor-sharp wit and sense of the absurd, making the final composition a delightful read.

It seems we have always been fascinated by the ability of the camera to capture a moment

in time. We study the photograph to see what the eye did not, and we are thrilled with discovery.

What intrigues us most, perhaps, is that every photograph is infused not only by where the lens

was pointing but by the artist taking the picture. Thus, no two scenes, taken by different

photographers, or even by the same photographer at different moments, are ever alike. The artist

selects, the camera accepts.


For those who love dogs, these photographs provide a look inside its nature, depicting in

either realistic or fanciful ways, the meritorious delights of our faithful companions. Unlike other

books of dog photographs, however, the photographer, Ms. Yarina, has enhanced many of the

pictures with artistic embellishment. Thus, while numerous books have portrayed the dog in all

its wondrous and varied forms, this is a publication that captures the dog in ways we have not

seen before. It is, appropriately, titled: Captured . . .The Look of the Dog.


The writing, by Fern Goodman, gives to the picture of each dog, not only its identity, but

a special luminescence. Some descriptions make us laugh, others make us think, and all are

perfectly phrased to encapsulate and illuminate the picture before us. Each photo/story is

compelling yet rapidly traced, like an old-fashioned zoetrope, where we are amazed and

transfixed by the moving images. Each story takes hold and reminds us, once again, that people

who love dogs and write about them surely deserve our highest regard. For they are the ones who

translate our feelings, which would otherwise go unexpressed and leave us hollow, unable to

explain this extraordinary, time-honored relationship, the one that exists between each of us who

ever had, and loved, a dog.


If you love dogs, photography or just the joy of the well-written word, Captured is a book

you must have, to keep, to savor and enjoy, to return to again and again.


To pre-order your copy, contact: [email protected]

Patricia A. Bloom, Ph.D.

(Gloria Yarina, Photographer) Book Review Captured The Look of the Dog Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:39:39 GMT
Lady's Blue Ridge, Georgia Vacation Lady mountain ghost 1976Lady mountain ghost 1976

Lady’s Vacation to Blue Ridge, Georgia

Restaurants Lady visited

Serenity Garden Café – 657 E. Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA B/L/D 706-258-4949

Christy Lee’s Courtyard Grille – 588 East Main St., Blue Ridge. L/D, W/B 706-946-5100

Harvest on Main – 576 E. Main Street, Blue Ridge. L/D,W/B 706-946-6164

Toccoa Riverside Restaurant – 8055 Aska Road, Blue Ridge. L/D, W/B 706-632-7891

Mike’s Trackside BBQ – 3950 East First St., Blue Ridge L/D 706-258-2533

Blue Ridge Brewery – 187 Depot Street, Blue Ridge. L/D, W/B 706-632-6611

The Boro Inn Irish Pub & Restaurant – 150 West Main Street, Blue Ridge. L/D 706-455-7686

Things you can do with your Dog

Walk along Main Street and check-out Love Dogs and Cats Store at 777 E. Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA

Farmers Market on Saturday and Sunday across from the Courthouse

All Georgia’s State Parks are Dog Friendly, dogs must be on a leash, some restrictions apply, please ask first

Dog Park - 171 Mineral Springs Road, Chattahoochee National Forest

Swann Drive Inn - 651 Summit Street, Blue Ridge, GA (706) 632-5235

    see more pictures of Lady on Vacation

Water Falls - These are the two we visited and took the easy trails - Fall Branch Falls and the Amicalola Falls at the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest

Pickin' in Horseshoe Bend Park” along the Toccoa River, outdoor concert on Thursdays, starting at 6.

Fannin County Self-Guided Driving Tours - through Fannin County and Copper Basin are available at the Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center in Blue Ridge. The tours vary from 1.5 hours to 5 hours

We had an added bonus and attended the Dixie Dock Dogs Event – link to pictures below


Where to Stay

There are many Vacation Rentals, cabins, houses and hotels in Blue Ridge that are dog friendly.




(Gloria Yarina, Photographer) Blue Ridge, GA Brittany Dog Dog Friendly Dogs vacation Sun, 29 Jun 2014 13:35:09 GMT
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Sonny's New Smyrna Beach, Florida vacation Sonny at beach 0228 olSonny at beach 0228 ol

Sonny, a Brittany’s Vacation to New Smyrna Beach, Florida.  New Smyrna Beach is a dog friendly city.

He stayed at the Black Dolphin Inn  

916 S. Riverside Drive/386-410-4868 P. Smith, Owner/General Manager                                                              

This Bed and Breakfast allows dogs. Added plus owners and staff enjoy the company of dogs. They have ground floor rooms and a fenced courtyard. Sonny kept his dad company while fishing on the dock deck.

Dining with Dogs – Restaurants in New Smyrna Beach, Florida that allow dogs to dine with you.

Cafe Verde   301 Flagler Avenue/386-957-3958/outdoor seating weather permitting/behind Clancy’s Cantina

Café Heavenly   115 Flagler Avenue/386-427-7475/best on non-rainy days/provides doggie ice cream with a cookie

Clancy’s Cantina   301 Flagler Avenue/386-482-4500/outdoor seating covered deck

Gnarly Surf Bar and Grill   114 Flagler Avenue/386-957-3844/outdoor covered deck/provides water bowl for your dog

Johnny’s Restaurant   414 Flagler Avenue/386-402-8861

New Smyrna Steakhouse   723 East 3rd Avenue/386-424-9696 *submitted by: PetFriendly

Norwood’s Seafood Restaurant   400 E.  2nd Avenue/386-428-4621/outside deck completely covered/provides a solid water bucket for you dog

Spanish River Grill   737 E. 3rd Avenue/386-957-3844

That’s Amore Restaurant   103 S. Pine Street/386-957-4956 covered deck outside

The Dolphin View   107 N. Riverside Drive386-402-8859

The Taco Shack   642 N. Dixie Freeway/386-428-9882/The Taco Shack has a dog friendly outside seating and is locally owned and operated

***Suggestion: Please call first to make sure the restaurant continues to allow your dog to dine with you.

Forgot doggie treats? Run out of food? This local dog store had many interesting toys, dog accessories for water fun and much more.

Silly Willie’s has large selection for your dog. Dogs absolutely welcome.                 218 Flagler Avenue/386-427-0196

Things to Do with your Dog * a dog beach * a dog park * and more.

Smyrna Dunes Park-Dog Friendly Beach/2995 N. Peninsula Drive/386-424-2935 Admission: $5.00 per vehicle/on-leash  Provides an outdoor shower, drinking water and doggie bags for clean-up after you pet

New Smyrna Beach’s Dog Park   2641 Paige Avenue/386-424-2175/  Fenced acre divided into large dog and small dog play area/shaded/water and doggie bags provided. Open dawn till dusk/no charge

Pets are welcome at Volusia County Parks, leashed dogs and owner clean-up required.

Emory L Bennett Park, Sams Avenue, nearest park to the Black Dolphin Inn, across from City Hall

Flagler Avenue Park, Flagler Avenue, beach front park just off Flagler Avenue.

Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park, 6656 W. Atlantic Avenue

27th Avenue Park, 3701 S. Atlantic Aveue

Sugar Mill Ruins, 600 Mission Drive

River Breeze Park, 250 H.H. Burch Rd., Oak Hill

Farmer’s Market

“The Original” New Smyrna Beach Farmers’ Market – Old Fort Park and City Hall on Sams Avenue from 7:00 am to 12:30 pm every Saturday                

More Pictures from Sonny's vacation, at bed and breakfast, beach, boating, and sleeping on the ride home.



(Gloria Yarina, Photographer) Brittany Florida Vacation beach bed and breakfast allows dogs dog dog friendly restaurants dog toys dog treats rescued take your dog along vacation Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:13:29 GMT
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So far I have found the following cookies Made in the USA.


Alligator Jerky

Alligator Treats

Bill Jac

Boots and Barkley

Buddy Treats

Chicken Chips

Hip and Joint Treats

Little Wolf

Meaty Bone Treats

Pup Corn

Pur Luv



***When I find more I will add to list. 

****As a side note, please read labels as products and companies change.


(Gloria Yarina, Photographer) Dalmatian Dog Food Dogs Flag USA made dog cookies dog cookies plane Sun, 26 May 2013 20:39:46 GMT
FENCE of LOVE Sonny and Lady  Fence of Love

Adopting a dog? Have you considered the safety of your new family member? Having a fenced yard is often a requirement when adopting a cuddly canine.  Breeders, foster volunteers, shelter personnel, animal control officers, and experienced adopters all agree that the safest and most obvious home for a rescued pup includes a fenced area. 

Thoughts to “chew” on: 

New-to-you animals are not yet familiar with the neighborhood or their family. Limitations need to be established from day one. They need boundaries and a masters’ loving attention to create a mutual bond and to feel secure.  Fences are an act of love. 

Dogs allowed to wander or are tied out unsupervised are at great risk of getting lost, stolen, injured, attacked by any variety of animals or peoples, poisoned, or worse, hit by a vehicle. 

Left to explore without you, dogs may become exposed to rabid animals bringing a fatal disease home. They can become ill from eating spoiled food from outside garbage. Did you know that toxic plants and poisonous frogs appear as tasty treats to dogs?  Simply inhaling a pile of ants can cause an allergic reaction making a four-legged friend deathly ill.  Not a pretty picture!

It may be a common occurrence in rural places to let dogs run free, however, it is a fact that in some areas, farmers are allowed to shoot marauding animals, including dogs, if their livestock are threatened, and ask questions later. I will never maraud again. 

Aggressive behavior may also develop with dogs who are chained up outside. Over time, a lonely defensive dog will develop the undesirable fight reaction of the fight or flight response, right? I said RIGHT?

Now that you are convinced you need a fence before bringing poochie home, here are ideas on location, location, location. 

Okay, so the first thought on location is that a fence doesn’t have to encompass the entire yard. It can be a portion of the yard.  This is where size matters! When fencing an area, it must be a large enough space to provide comfort for exercise, fresh air, clean water and plenty of room to eliminate, defecate, pee, poop, whatever you call waste.  Secondly, the location should be directly accessible from the house to ensure safety for your dog and convenience for you, the owner to clean up the peep and poo!  This is never a fun job but necessary.  Lastly, the location of the fence should provide for shade and shelter from the sun and other elements.  Include a chair or bench, heck go all out and create an outdoor boudoir in the area so everyone can be comfortable.   

The type of fence you choose may depend on aesthetics or based on financial factors.  Choices include wood stockade, chain link like the picture shows, a combination of wooden posts with wire, or a prefab portable kennel.  The wood fence will provide the most privacy. The caution with chain link is that there are some ingenious dogs of Houdini descent that can climb a chain link fence up and over.  You may want to think about the bottom of the enclosure to prevent the digging of underground escapisms.  All fencing should be at least four feet high, preferably six feet and include a lockable and un-lockable gate. 

Remember, the outdoors is a temporary haven for your pooch, not a permanent home.  Dogs are inquisitive, social creatures and need love and attention. They will take their cue from you.  Bark up the right tree, and prepare a safe, comfortable environment for your new companion.  Your pet will return your thoughtfulness with unconditional love that only a dog can give.   Article By:  Gloria Yarina and Fern Goodman

(Gloria Yarina, Photographer) dog dogs fence fenced yard free roaming dogs safe for dog Wed, 15 May 2013 13:30:00 GMT
A, B, C’s when adopting a Rescue Dog…….. Adopting a dog is a big commitment.  As per your contract with The Breed Rescue Group IF for any reason the adoption does not work out due to life changes or whatever, the rescued dog MUST is returned to the group.  Please promise them you will do this.

Books can help you learn about the breed. Or please go a breed website and review general information about the breed and/or dogs in general so you have a good idea of what you may expect from your new family member.

Crate is a dogs’ safe space. Your new puppy, at any age is a puppy in a new home.  Your adopted, rescued pup has been crate trained.  Why not take advantage of this?

Dog’s will be dogs and will behave like, well dogs.  Why expect otherwise?

Exercise is extremely necessary for all dogs.  If you want your rescued pup to be a good boy/girl in the house provide exercise, exercise, and exercise some more.

Food is scheduled.  It is suggested that you feed the pup twice a day, morning and evening.  If the dog does not finish within 5 minutes, please remove it and provide food at the next meal time.  At a new home a dog may skip a meal or two just because.  Do not worry. Check out what brand of food is currently being fed. Mix with your choice of food if you want to change.  Do this gradually.

Give praise frequently to pup.  Some house manners may have provided.  The rest is up to you.  A dog wants to be a part of your life, a member of your family.

How you handle your pup is important.  Please use a calm, firm voice when disciplining.  Please remember, spirits can be broken.  Never, ever YELL at a rescue.  That will scare the dog.  A dog can also be aware of your body language and is intuitive to your mood. 

Informed rescue volunteers are there to help with the transition.  Use them, abuse them, call them if you have a concern.

Just remember your new family member needs to go outside frequently to potty.

Keep you new pup safe.  Open doors carefully, don’t let him/her get away or get lost.

Love, yes your new pup needs lots of love and attention but provide rules first.

Make training a part of your everyday activity.  Your pup may have been trained to sit for meals and treats because they look so cute sitting.  No really, if he/she is in a sit, they do not jump, bark, chew and usually are looking at you for direction.  If a rescued pup is not trained to sit train your new friend to sit.

“NO” is way overused.  Try using phooey, ick, hey, ugh or whatever. Do you get the idea?

Oh, don’t forget to put Heartworm & Flea & Tick Preventative on your calendar.   Heartworm is given monthly.  Without protection the consequences can be fatal.

Provide the following when you go to pick up your new pup: (1) collar, (2) leash (3) an identification tag with your name, address and phone number and (4) treats.

Questions, please ask. There is no such thing as a dumb question.

Remove possible dangerous things from your house that may harm a new pup.  Please have this done before you bring your rescued pup home.

Stay in contact with your foster/rescue volunteer.  This helps to make it worthwhile for them.  Volunteers love to have many updates and dog stories about your new rescued pup.

TOYS, toys and more toys can make everyone’s life easier.  If your pet has lots of toys to entertain him/her, they are less likely to chew yours. You can keep at least 2 baskets full and rotate them every week or so.  Try to fool the dogs to think they are getting new toys.  Use a variety of hard nylabones, rubber toys like kongs and squeaky soft plush, balls, ropes and more…….Please observe your pup closely at first to see what and how the rescue plays with the toys.  This is necessary for you to keep him/her safe.  

U know a happy puppy is a joy to behold.  Have you ever watched a dog play? A smile has to happen.  Pat yourself on the back. U saved a dog by giving him/her a home.

Vet introduction is a good idea. The 1st time can be a social call.  Many rescued dogs have been vetted before adoption.

Water is necessary.  Have bowls of fresh water available inside and out at all times.

X cellent bonding can be accomplished through obedience training.  Look for an obedience class that uses positive reinforcement. Try it you might like it! The socialization can be great fun for your pup.

You now can help.  Encourage others to adopt a rescue.  Just about every breed and mixes are available.

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ, nap time is good for your pet and you probably need it too.


                                                                           Gloria Yarina

(Gloria Yarina, Photographer) adopting a dog adoption help dog, rescue foster dog foster volunteer Wed, 08 May 2013 22:27:36 GMT
Love Dogs, Do You? Faces Puppy Share Stories about your dog?


Each am we have cuddle time.  One dog on the right with her paw around my arm.  One dog on the left two paws circling my arm.  Each are licking my face as I pet them.  Every third stroke goes to my little boy waiting for his turn.

(Gloria Yarina, Photographer) dogs attention Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:48:02 GMT