Celebrate National Dog Week at The Village Shops!

It’s the most paw-pular week of the year. If our favorite four-legged friends could speak, they would tell us it is National Dog Week, running now through Sunday, September 26th! Seven full days of celebrating our pups because one day isn’t nearly enough!

Do you know what this week calls for? Endless puppy play days on the Bay. The Village Shops, an open-air pet friendly venue, serves as the perfect location for your favorite four-legged friend to join along for an un-fur-gettable week of shopping, dining, and everything in between.

From sunrise to sunset, your dog can tag along. Starting with a pit stop for coffee, Le Petit French Café has a cup of joe on the go if your pup is looking to roam, or order a coffee and one of Naples’ best crepes to enjoy while relaxing at the outdoor seating with your dog by your side.

With coffee (and a leash) in hand, it’s time to explore the land! The Village Shops has a number of walkways that dogs and their owners can use daily. Each day of National Dog Week, walkers and their tail wagging pets can take different pathways and enjoy strolls beside the water, from shop to shop, and along Park Shore Drive and Gulf Shore Boulevard.

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Now talking business… The Village Shops has you covered with doggie relief and hydration stations, which can be found on both the north and south sides of The Village. The doggie relief stations are neighboring Gulf Shore Blvd., which have plastic bags and a handy disposal area. For the hydration stations, you can find decorative dog bowls outside of shops and restaurants on both the north and south sides of The Village or your dog can take a cool down splash through the north fountains.

Trying to decide on lunch or dinner plans? Dining with your dog is even more fun at The Village! The Village Shops has six sparkling waterfront restaurants to choose from with dog-friendly patios to sit at and enjoy delectable dining and extraordinary views of the Venetian Bay.

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Last but surely not least, Naples’ only Ben & Jerry’s is a must-stop ice cream shop each day of the week for a pup cup of ice cream! Ben & Jerry’s at The Village Shops offers Doggie Desserts frozen dog treats! The Doggie Desserts come in two flavors: “Rosie’s Batch” with pumpkin and mini cookies and “Pontch’s Mix” with peanut butter and pretzel swirls.

Bring your pup to play at The Village Shops for National Dog Week! The Village Shops on Venetian Bay is located at 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd North Naples, Florida 34103 and can be reached by calling 239-261-6100.