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Happy Tails Dog Park at Seminole Park

6500 SW 16th Street
Plantation, FL   33317

Happy Tails Dog Park

Welcome to Happy Tails Park!
Happy Tails Park is a great place to walk your dog and meet friends. Located at Seminole Park in the City of Plantation, the park provides five acres dedicated to man’s best friend.

The park is home to the Plantation Canine Unit and features three distinct activity areas: a leash free run and fun area for large dogs, an exercise area ideal for agility training, and an area for smaller dogs (twenty-five pounds or less).

The park features ample parking, restroom facilities and pavilions, and is open to the public from 7:00 AM until dusk, seven days a week. Holiday hours will vary.

Various canine events and activities are held throughout the year. For information on these happenings, you should contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 954-452-2510.

This is an unsupervised park where dogs are permitted to run free without a leash, and consequently, all people and animals that enter this park do so strictly at their own risk. No children under the age of 12 are permitted without an adult over the age of 18. Protected by Thor Guard Lightning System.

Rules and Regulations
Always observe all of the posted rules.

  • People who violate these rules are subject to removal from the park and/or suspension.
  • Owners are legally responsible for their dogs and any injury caused by their dogs.
    Dogs must be on a leash when entering and exiting the dog park. Please observe on and off leash areas of the park.
  • All dogs must have current rabies shots and all other vaccines as required by Broward County law and must have their rabies tag displayed in ready view by demand.
  • Do not leave the park gates open, and watch for dogs on the other side when you are entering and/or leaving, so they do not escape.
  • Never leave your dog unattended. Dog owners must remain with their dogs in the exercise area and keep their dogs in their sight at all times.
  • Keep the park clean and sanitary. Always pick up after your dog. Plastic bags in dispensers and disposable cans are available throughout the park.
  • A dog must be removed from the park at the first sign of aggression.
  • Female dogs in heat are not allowed in the park.
  • No food of any kind is allowed inside the dog park. This is a zero tolerance rule. Nothing creates chaos faster than dogs competing for food.
  • No glass containers or alcohol allowed in the park.
  • Children under the age of 12 must stay with adults at all times. Do not permit them to approach strange dogs without the owner’s permission.

Helpful Hints
Always keep an eye on your dog. Mischief can happen very quickly. Know your dog’s habits; make sure that its behavior is not threatening to other dogs. Even a friendly dog may intimidate a more passive dog with its overtures. Be ready to call your dog off if it becomes too pushy.

Don’t allow dogs to congregate in large groups. Dogs in groups will often have problems, including dogfights. Owners should spread out and walk away in different directions while calling their dogs. Anticipating trouble will avoid a lot of problems.

What to do if a fight does occur
If things go wrong, stay calm. Never reach into the middle of a dogfight. You will get bitten – often by your own dog. Distract the dogs to divert their attention. A loud whistle, a pocket air horn, or a blast of water from a water bottle, pan or hose can work. Or, grab a dog by its collar. Yell for help if you need more people. If your dog is causing problems for others, please leave the park. Come back another time when everyone, including your dog, has calmed down.

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