Coming to Fort Myers on vacation does not necessarily mean that you have to leave your pets at home. Some people believe that their pets need vacations as well, but this is not always the case. If you treat your furry companions as part of the family, every day feels like a vacation to them.

Many of the properties managed by Sun Palace Vacations are pet-friendly, and many will allow you to enjoy your vacation in the company of a large dog. When visiting our website, you will see that our Search Rentals box has a Categories pull-down menu that lets you see available pet-friendly properties, which are marked with a paw print.

Large pets are those that weigh over 30 lbs; most breeds are allowed as long as a non-refundable deposit is paid in advance. When browsing pet-friendly vacation homes, it is important to look at the size of the property as well as its location. For example, the canal area on the estuary side of Estero Island has quite a few four-bedroom properties with swimming pools, fenced outdoor spaces and up to 2,000 square feet of living space. Properties such as these would be ideal for your large dog, particularly when considering that Dog Beach is nearby and would be perfect for letting your pet run and explore freely.


Before driving or flying down with your pets to Fort Myers, you should consider the following factors:

Cats do not usually like being taken away from their environment. Unless you are planning a long vacation, you may want to consider leaving your felines in the care of friends or relatives.

If your dog is territorial, he or she may not like efficiency apartments near the beach, which tend to be smaller and closer together.

Over-friendly dogs can be cute, but they can also be a nuisance. Dogs who like jumping on strangers and playing with everyone they run across are very joyful, but not everyone will feel comfortable with such canine behavior. If you plan in advance, you may be able to attend obedience lessons with your dog before coming to Fort Myers.

If your dog is territorial, the chances are that he or she will bark at anything they perceive to be intrusive. Excessive barking could be a problem with neighbors who wish to get a good night’s sleep, but not if your dog obeys your command to be silent.

Pets to Florida on Vacation

Once you have decided that your pet will be with you during your Florida vacation, don’t forget to review his or her vaccination schedule along with ID tags and certificates.

In the end, bringing your pets to Fort Myers may become the highlight of your vacation. If you have a dog that enjoys the outdoors and is good with children, he or she could be the highlight of your vacation and could help you meet new friends.

Sun Palace Vacation Homes
(239) 208-0101
1750 Estero Boulevard
Fort Myers Beach FL 33931

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