Mayor's Pet-Friendly Business Applications Now Available
St. Petersburg, FL (June 2019) – Businesses in St. Petersburg are now invited to apply to participate in the Mayor’s Pet-Friendly Business program. This program is part of the St. Pete PAWS initiative, which strives to make St. Petersburg a place where pets are happy, welcome and healthy.
Participating businesses will receive recognition in the pet-friendly map at www.stpete.org/PAWS, a window decal, a shareable social media graphic and additional resources.
More information, program benefits and applications and can be found at www.stpete.org/PAWS. Applications will be open on an ongoing basis.
Businesses that serve food are still required to obtain a Dog Dining permit through the Planning and Economic Development Department. More information and application can be found at stpete.org/development/forms.php.
Participating businesses will need to fulfill certain requirements to ensure safety and enjoyment for all patrons and pay a yearly fee of $25.
About St. Pete PAWS
St. Pete PAWS is an initiative led by the City of St. Petersburg, along with a collective of shelters, businesses, civic leaders and pet parents dedicated to making St. Pete a place where pets are welcome in our homes, businesses and green spaces. Partnering with Mars PetCare’s Better Cities for Pets™ program, St. Pete PAWS puts Mayor Kriseman’s Pet Friendly proclamation into action and continues to make St. Pete a city of compassion. More information at www.stpete.org/PAWS.