BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ certified cities have programs and policies that make it easier for pets and pet owners to live a happy, healthy life together. Certified in the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program in 2022, Daytona Beach, FL scored especially well in the Homes trait of our pet-friendly cities model.
Activities for People and Pets
Among its pet-friendly attractions, Daytona Beach boasts events and locations that welcome pets, including:
- People & Paws Beach Cleanup. This monthly special event hosted by Daytona Dog Beach, Inc. provides volunteers an opportunity to bring their dogs, while they conduct a mile long beach cleanup on Daytona Beach.
- Yappy Hour at Sky Rooftop Bar. Pictured above, this is a weekly event co-hosted by Daytona Dog Beach, Inc and Streamline Hotel. The event is held on the Sky Rooftop Bar, which provides a 360-degree view of Daytona Beach and the surrounding area. Participants are welcome to bring their dogs each week for “Yappy Hour.”
- Bark in the Park. The Daytona Tortugas are a minor league baseball team, the Class A Affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. Their home field is Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach. Once a month, during baseball season, Bark in the Park allows fans to purchase a “pooch pass” so their four-legged friend can enjoy a nine-inning game with them. In the photo below are Bark in the Park Sponsors, Nauti Pets and Daytona Dog Beach, Inc., with the Tortuga Mascot.
Daytona Beach’s Mayor on Being Pet Friendly
“As a city, we embrace the idea that pets add to our quality of life and aim to support animal rights and allow pets access to as many spaces as possible.”
– Mayor Derrick Henry, pictured here with his daughter, Paisley, and their dog