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Everyone needs a vacation once in a while, even your pets. However, most families find it difficult to take their pets along with them whenever they do go on vacation. Few vacation properties allow pets, after all. Fortunately, we do provide pet-friendly rentals here on St. George Island, which means that you can finally take them on vacation with you.

You’ll find plenty of things around the island that you can do with your pet as well. For example, St. George Island is one of the few areas in Florida that allows pets on their beaches. This means that you can take your dog for a run in the sand or even a swim in the ocean!

Hanging out at the beach isn’t your only option either. You can take your pet with you on a hike through the St. George Island State Park or take them for a short hour-long drive to either Apalachicola National Forest or Tate’s Hell Swamp to explore the gorgeous natural surroundings up there. If you’d rather stick around your vacation spot, then you’ll find that there are many biking paths that wind through the communities on the island that you can use to walk or run your dog.

If that wasn’t enough to convince you to bring your pet along, there are also a number of shops on the island that are also pet-friendly. There’s even a local pet boutique called Oysterbones within 20 minutes of the island where you can pick up a few gourmet doggy treats!

If you’re tired of leaving your pet behind while on vacation, then come to St. George Island, FL! For more information about our pet-friendly rentals, contact us at Resort Vacation Properties today.

The ability to take your pet with you on vacation to St. George Island, FL is what draws many visitors to our pet-friendly rentals. However, a lot of people aren’t used to being able to take their pets with them on vacation and therefore aren’t aware that there are additional pet safety tips that they should follow. The following are important pet safety tips for the beach and around the island that you should keep in mind while on vacation with your pet on St. George Island:

  • Make sure your pet stays hydrated and that you allow it plenty of opportunities to rest in the shade. It can get quite warm out here on the beaches, which means that it will be easier for your pet to get overheated and dehydrated if you don’t pay attention.
  • If you’re taking your pet for a walk on the pet-friendly beaches, then be on the lookout for sand spurs. If your pet begins limping, odds are one got stuck in its paw.
  • Keep an eye out for potential hazards. Your pet may try to eat a washed-up sea creature, a piece of garbage lying on the beach or even the bait on a fishing hook.
  • Watch out for traffic around the island.
  • Watch out for wildlife in the bushes and on the trails. There are some feral and semi-wild cats living on the island that dogs may try to chase as well.

If you’re planning on going on vacation to St. George Island with your pet, be sure to follow these safety tips. For information about our pet-friendly rentals on St. George Island, FL, be sure to contact us at Resort Vacation Properties today.

Franklin County, home of St. George Island, is the only county in Florida to allow dogs to go free on the beach, making it the perfect vacation spot for travelers who want to bring along a four-legged beachcomber. With all the fun in the sun, surf, and sand, your pooch will work up an appetite, so some healthy treats (and plenty of fresh water!) are a must. Here are our picks to keep Fido full for a day of adventure!

For a treat unique to Franklin County, stop by Oysterbones in Apalachicola. Their treats—also called Oysterbones— provide your pup with extra calcium with their secret ingredient of crushed oyster shell, a delicacy among Apalachicola’s canine community. An added bonus? This store is a doggy’s dream—the toy testing area has pools for cooling off in, as well as a secure space to run and play.

Another great option for treats is Orijen Original Free-Dried Dog Treats, which are made only from cage-free chicken and turkey or wild-caught flounder. The flavor and nutrition are locked into these high protein treats with a gentle freeze-drying process. These doggy snacks are perfect for pups with food allergies, as they’re made from meat and nothing else.

If a day at the beach proves to be pant-worthy for your pooch, try Isle of Dogs 100% Natural Chillout Dog Treats. Crafted with lavender and lemon balm, they help calm pups down with a flavorful blend of whole grains, apples, sweet potatoes, and flax seeds.

And, after a romp on the beach at St. George Island, your furry best bud might be looking a little windswept. Selina’s Pro Groom in Apalachicola is the perfect solution. Celebrating its 25th year in business, this full-service pet salon will leave your pooch looking fresh and feeling fine!