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Dog Day of Summer
Dog Day of Summer

Note: This event has already taken place. If you are interested in learning about current and upcoming Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Events, click here.

When: Sunday, September 27, 2009 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM


Bring your dog for this special day dedicated to your four legged friend and sponsored by Completely Canine.

Dogs will be allowed throughout the Garden and on the tram.


For a printable coupon worth $5 off admission, click here.

 What you will find:

  • The Miami Obedience Club's dogs will perform agility trials
  • Soaring Cindy a 9 year old rescue greyhound who holds the world record high jump
  • Demonstrations by the Coral Gables K9 Unit
  • Dog Scouts of America
  • Therapy Dogs, Inc.
  • Friends of Greyhounds
  • Canine Counseling
  • Noah's Team of Miami
  • Paws 4 You Rescue, Inc.
  • Veterinary Care
  • Coral Gables Police Canines demonstrating their work


  • Completely Canine
  • Dog from Ipanema Groomers
  • Dog Watch of South Florida Hidden Fence Systems
  • Fairchild T-shirt Shop
  • Miami Pet Concierge
  • Platinum Natural Dog Food
  • Sunset Feed and Supply
  • Luv N Compassion Animal Rescue
  • Mistic Illusions Cooling Systems
  • The Doggie Bag Café with organic dog food and treats, doggie beer, ice cream and more
  • Pet Portraits
  • Jill Hayes, Pet Photographer

Food Vendors

  • Frank's Dog Haus
  • Perros Colombianos
  • International House of Hot Dogs
  • Victoria's Flavors
  • Harmony Kettle Corn

Rules and Regulations:

  • To protect our plant collections, please keep your dogs on the path or on grassy areas. Dogs are not permitted to walk onto planting beds. 
  • Dogs must be current on all vaccinations and have a current rabies tag attached to their collar.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times and under the control of their handlers. Do not unleash your dog at any time.
  • Dog handlers are required to clean-up after their dogs.  Dog handlers must use "doggie bags" and dispose of them in the designated receptacles.
  • Aggressive dogs are not permitted in the garden. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden reserves the right to refuse entry to, or remove, any dog thought to be dangerous to visitors or other dogs.
  • Dogs in heat are prohibited from entering the garden.
  • Most importantly, we ask that you use good judgment on all matters concerning your dog. This will ensure an enjoyable and safe visit for you and your best pal.

Admission: Free for pooches, Fairchild members and children 5 and under. Non-members: $20 for adults, $15 for seniors 65 and up and $10 for children 6-17.

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