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On June 8, 2018, the City of Hallandale Beach was selected by the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Mars Petcare to receive a $20,000 BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ grant to establish a Happy/Healthy Pets initiative. The grant was awarded to help cities promote, support and expand pet-friendly programs and policies in communities across the country. “Every life is precious, even those with four legs. Our residents consider their pets like their children, members of their family,” said Hallandale Beach Commissioner Michele Lazarow. “This grant will allow us to implement programs that make Hallandale Beach the pet friendliest city in South Florida. I would like to give special thanks to the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Mars Petcare for their generous contribution to our community. I hope this program serves as a role model for other cities to adopt.” 

Commissioner Lazarow looks forward to working with the Hallandale Beach Police and Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces  Departments and the Broward County Animal Care and Adoption to ensure that the grant helps Hallandale Beach pet owners be the most responsible guardians that they can. Through events, communications and improved infrastructure, the program will educate residents on the importance of spaying/neutering pets, pet adoption, microchipping and dog tagging, and anti-tethering laws, among other topics. The program will also aim to increase the city’s capacity to accommodate lost pets and reunite lost pets with their owners quickly, as well as reduce pet homelessness and overpopulation in shelters. For more information about the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program, please visit Better Cities For Pets and follow #HBWoof on social media for any updates on the initiative.



Better Cities for Pets
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Pet Friendly Initiative second pic

2019 Pet Palooza

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Vacation and Rental Property Owners

Join us in the movement by starting your own pet-friendly business and enjoy all the benefits of allowing pets in rental housing, as well as making life better for people and pets. 

For information guides to help start your pet friendly rental, visit Better Cities for Pets.

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Off-Leash Dog Areas

Want exercise and socialization opportunities for your dog and you? Visiting our off-leash dog areas can be the perfect way! Our off-leash dog areas at Joseph Scavo Park provide fenced areas created especially for large and small dogs to run and play with their guardians and other dogs off-leash.

Review the dog area rules here before your visit!