Dog-owning Floridians, your prayers have been answered. Two Shepherds—an indoor-outdoor, 21-and-up dog park—is now open at 4813 N. Grady Ave. in Tampa.
Arguably the best part about Two Shepherds—other than being fully air-conditioned—is that no one not old enough is allowed to enter. That means no kids trying to pet your dogs without asking first, and no babysitting your fur baby while your human baby is simultaneously running a muck.
The indoor dog park hosts an agility course for pups and a bar stacked with 20 rotating taps as well as a selection of wines. The outdoor sector offers artificial turf outside for dogs to play on with covered outdoor seating for owners.
Before you load up your pup, however, you must upload your dogs up-to-date vaccinations. Another heads up, all dogs must be at least four months of age to enter.
As far as memberships go, a day pass for Two Shepherds is $7 ($3 for each additional dog) which will get unlimited access for a day. But if you plan on making this your new hangout, the monthly membership may be a bit gentler on your pockets. A monthly membership is $25 and includes unlimited access for 30 days, one free day pass per month for a “dog friend,” and access to member only events.
The first scheduled event for the park, Pups & Brunch, is set for August 2. Two Shepherds is hosting This Little Pig to serve up brunch while Fido runs off all of that pent-up energy from quarantining.
Hours for the dog bar are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. Time to get out of your house and let your dog socialize, while you socially distance with a brew.
And don't think your dog won't get called out if it can't hangle it's licker since Two Shepherds is asking all dogs to keep barking at a minimum.
"Dogs who can’t handle their barks will be asked to be removed from play until they settle down," the website says. "We reserve the right to ask any dogs to leave at our sole discretion."
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