Life Is for the Dogs – and Other Pets – in St Johns County

Apr 29, 2022 Blog
St. Johns County Pet Guide

Life in Northeast Florida isn’t just excellent for humans – it’s also a great place for pets to live! Your pup will love the dog-friendly parks and beaches, and you’ll love the availability of nearby veterinarians and groomers. 

Here are some important places to know about if you have pets and live in, or are planning to move to St. Johns County.

Bark Parks

Dog Parks in St. Johns County FL

While Beacon Lake has its own Bark Park, there are also plenty of additional dog parks in St. Johns County.

Veterans Park Dog Park

Located at 186 Veterans Pkwy, St Johns, FL 32259, this free dog park has separate areas for small and large dogs and features shade, water bowls, and kiddie pools.

Greenleaf Village Dog Park

With lots of trees providing shade, dogs and humans alike love the Greenleaf Village Dog Park at 145, 49 Glenwood Street, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081. Water bowls and waste bags are available.

Dog-Friendly Beaches and Parks

Dog-Friendly Beaches and Parks in St. Augustine

Nobody wants to leave behind their furry friend when heading to the beach. Here are some of the dog-friendly beaches in St. Johns County.

South Ponte Vedra Beach Recreation Area

Located on Highway A1A across the street from the South Ponte Vedra Fire Station, the South Ponte Vedra Beach Recreation Area allows leashed dogs.

North Beach Park

Leashed dogs are allowed at the North Beach Park at 3721 Coastal Hwy, St. Augustine, FL 32084. Note that you need to go across a walkway and up and down lots of stairs to access the beach from the parking lot.

Mickler Beach

At 1106-1110 A1A N, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082, you’ll find the dog-friendly Mickler Beach. Keep your dog on a leash and know the beach may be closed on weekends, especially during the off-season.

Veterinarians in St. Johns County

Veterinarians in St. Johns County FL

Whether your dog needs an annual visit and shots or your cat ate something they shouldn’t, all pet owners need a vet from time to time. Here are some excellent St. Johns County vets.

UrgentVet – St. Johns

When your pet needs urgent veterinary care after regular business hours, stop by UrgentVet at 855 County Road 210 West, Suite A-6, St Johns, FL 32259. They’re open evenings and weekends.

Nease Animal Hospital

A full-service veterinary clinic, Nease Animal Hospital – located at 10440 US-1 STE 101, St. Augustine, FL 32095 – can do just about anything for your cat or dog, from shots to physical therapy to surgery and more.

Animal Medical Clinic-St Johns

For personalized, compassionate care for your pets on weekdays and Saturdays, visit Animal Medical Clinic – St Johns at 2245 County Rd 210 #102, St Johns, FL 32259.

Dog Groomers

Dog Groomers in St. Johns County FL

Whether your Lab is shedding more than you expected, your German Shepherd is blowing their coat, or your Doodle needs a haircut, nearly every dog needs grooming from time to time. 

Here are a few St Johns County dog groomers.

Squeaky Klean K-9s Mobile Grooming Spa

Why take your dog to the groomer when the groomer can come to your home? Squeaky Klean K-9s Mobile Grooming Spa serves Ponte Vedra Beach, Nocatee, Bartram Springs, Palm Valley, Durbin Park, Palencia, and North St. John’s County 6 days a week.

Pet Supplies Plus

Stock up on pet supplies, wash your dog yourself for a low rate, or get your pup groomed at Pet Supplies Plus, located at 206 Ashourian Ave Suite 108, St. Augustine, FL 32092.

Fresh Prints Pet Spa

In addition to high-quality dog grooming, Fresh Prints also offers doggie daycare and provides round-trip transportation between the two for a small additional charge.

Looking to Move to Northeast Florida?

Have you been thinking about moving to Northeast Florida, but you’re still looking for the perfect place to live? Check out the townhouses and single-family homes at Beacon Lake, which is ideally situated between Jacksonville and St Augustine. 

With a Bark Park and nearly 2 miles of extra-wide walking paths, your pup will love the neighborhood, too!