The Pet Lover’s Guide to Windermere

At PAWSitive Strides, we are not just a dog walker and pet sitter in Windermere, but we are your go-to resource for all things pet-related.

Do you live in Windermere and have pets (or are planning on getting a pet)? You are going to need a vet to keep him healthy, a groomer to keep him handsome, a pet sitting service for when you need to travel, a dog walking service for those long work hours, a pet bakery for special treats, and so on.

We have put together a pet resource guide for pet lovers in Windermere. Enjoy!

Pet Sitting

Windermere pet sitter

Pet Sitter in Windermere

There are many options when it comes to choosing a pet sitting service and it is important to do your homework and research each option carefully.

You can download our checklist of the most important things to ask when choosing a pet sitting service.

checklist for hiring a pet sitter

Learn more about our pet sitting service and get your questions answered at our Pet Learning Center.

Dog Walking

Windermere dog walker

Dog Walker in Windermere

Just like pet sitting, there are many options for dog walking in Windermere. It is important to select the right option for you and your dog.

How do you decide on the right dog walker for you? There are many questions you need to ask and it is important to do thorough research. For instance, you will want to check if your dog walker is insured and bonded. This is important should something happen to your dog on a walk or even out playing in the backyard. Another thing that is important, is to check if your dog walker has a back-up: what happens if your dog walker gets sick or has an emergency? Will your dog miss his walk?

Head over to our Pet Learning Center for answers to your questions about how our dog walking service works. Want to chat with someone about our options for dog walking? Contact us here.


Windermere vet

Vets in Windermere

Finding the right vet for your and for your fur baby is very important. Just like anything else that pertains to the care of your pet, you will want to do a lot of research before choosing a vet.

Some questions you may want to ask in regards to the vet are

  1. What services do they offer?
  2. What are their office hours?
  3. Will my pet love the staff there?
  4. What types of reviews does the vet have?

Here are the vets we found in the Windermere area:

Luv -N- Care Animal Hospital

Windermere Veterinary Services (this clinic also provides after-hours emergency services)

Windermere Animal Clinic

Windermere Animal Hospital


Windermere Groomers

Groomers in Windermere

Keeping your pet looking good is always important. You want to make sure that you select the right groomer for your pet. Read this article for more information on how to choose the right groomer for you.

Some things you should check about your potential pet groomer are

  1. How much experience do they have?
  2. Are they insured?
  3. What types of reviews do they have?
  4. Is the facility (or van, if mobile) clean and hygienic?

Here are the groomers we have found in the Windermere area:

Windermere Mobile Pet Grooming

Aussie Pet Mobile Windermere

The Spaw Groom

Dog Trainers

Windermere Dog Trainers

Dog Trainers in Windermere

Selecting a dog trainer early in the life of your dog is very important in order to give him a good, solid, stable start in life. You do not want to wait until a bad behavior has developed before contacting a professional. Contacting a professional to help you learn how to keep your dog balanced from puppyhood on is the best way to ensure a happy and healthy dog.

Some things you will want to keep in mind when selecting a dog trainer:

  1. Do I agree with his/her philosophy on dog training?
  2. Am I willing to follow through and do my part in the training process? (often, dog training is more about changing the owner’s behavior in order to help the dog)
  3. How much experience does the dog trainer have?

Here are the dog trainers we have found in Windermere:

State of Mind Canine

Canine Magic

Dog’s Best Friend of Central Florida

The Dog Mechanic

Dog Parks

windermere dog parks

Dog Parks in Windermere

Taking your dog to play at a dog park probably feels to your dog like going to Disney World is for kids. Dogs who are social and playful love the chance to interacting with other dogs. They get to play and just be dogs. There’s nothing better than that! Also, taking your dog to a dog park on a regular basis can help with socializing, which is always a plus.

We did not find any dog parks in Windermere but found a couple close by.

West Orange Dog Park

12400 Marshall Farms Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787

Dr. P. Phillips Community Park

8249 Buenavista Woods Blvd, Orlando, FL 32836

Pet-Friendly Hotels

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Pet-Friendly Hotels Near Windermere

Are you planning on taking a vacation in the Windermere area? Do you love to travel with your pet? Then it is important to find the right pet-friendly hotel for you.

Some things to consider when selecting your pet-friendly hotel:

  1. How much is the pet deposit? Is it refundable? Is it daily or a one-time fee
  2. How clean are the rooms?
  3. What do others have to say about the hotel?
  4. Are there ample areas for a dog to use the bathroom and walk?

Need someone to watch your pet in your hotel while you visit the Windermere and Orlando area? Contact us! We will be glad to help.

Some pet-friendly hotels near the Windermere area:

Lowe’s Portofino Bay Hotel

Hard Rock Hotel

Lowe’s Royal Pacific Resort Hotel

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Across from Universal Studios

Extended Stay America

Hyatt Place Universal

International Palms Resort and Conference Center

Hyatt Regency Orlando

Red Roof Inn Orlando West

Drury Inn & Suites

Extended Stay America

Four Seasons Walt Disney World

Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection

Wyndham Resort

Pet Bakeries

windermere pet bakeries

Pet Bakeries in Windermere

Pet bakeries are a wonderful resource for high-quality pet food and treats, both packaged and made right in the store. They are also a nice place to find small gifts and cards for animal-lovers. Some pet bakeries even offer pet grooming!

Woof Gang Bakery Summerport Village

13524 Summerport Village Pkwy, Windermere, FL 34786

Pet-Friendly Restaurants

windermere pet friendly restaurants

Pet-Friendly Restaurants in Windermere

Sometimes you just want to go on a date with your best mate, your four-legged furry companion. What’s nicer than taking a relaxing stroll together and the sitting down for a nice lunch or dinner together?

Here are some pet-friendly restaurants in Windermere and nearby:

Yellow Dog Eats

First Watch

The Attic Door

33 & Melt

Dixie Cream Cafe

Caprino’s Italian

Munchie’s Live BBQ

Pet Boarding

windermere dog boarding
Choosing care for your pet when you go out of town can be daunting. There are many options when it comes to pet care and pet boarding in the Windermere area.

You will want to decide what option will best suit your needs and schedule as well as your pet’s needs.

This article discusses how to choose a boarding facility that suits your needs and gives a list of the boarding facilities in the Windermere area.

Interesting in using a pet boarding facility but don’t have time to pick your pet up and drop him off? Contact us! We can help!

Doggie Daycare

windermere doggie daycare
Dogs need exercise and there are many options to choose from. Many people choose to use dog walking because of the one-on-one attention their dog receives. Others like to use a combination of doggie daycare on some days and dog walking on others, so their pup can get the best of both worlds.

There are no doggie daycare places in Windermere, but there are a couple of them nearby:

Pawsh Pet Resort and Spa

300 Countyline Ct

Oakland, FL 34787

Fur & Feathers Pet Resort

1230 Winter Garden Vineland Rd

Winter Garden, FL 34787

Paws & Play 

11790 W Colonial Drive

Ocoee, FL 34761

Want to use a doggie daycare for your dog but don’t have time to take him there each day? Contact us to arrange for a pet taxi service.

Do you have a resource that you would like us to add to our Windermere Pet Lover’s Guide? Contact us and we will be happy to check it out.

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