Helpful Tips for Pets and Their People:

  • Franklin County has a pet ordinance which states that dogs must be on a leash.
  • Pack an updated copy of your dog's rabies vaccination certificate. Unexpected situations arise for pets as well as humans!
  • Please respect native wildlife, keeping your pet on a leash when necessary. Avoid areas where wildlife nest. Loggerhead sea turtles nest and lay eggs between May and November.
  • Always clean up after your pet and dispose of waste appropriately. Keep the beaches clean for all guests. Collins offers complimentary doggie clean-up bags at check-in.
  • Be mindful of other vacationers who may not enjoy a "salt water shake" from your pooch! Children especially may be frightened by a rambunctious pet.
  • Keep your pet hydrated throughout the day and offer shade breaks to avoid heat exhaustion.
  • Please note that our State Park does not allow pets on the beaches but you may bring them to the campground.


In case of a pet emergency:
Dr. Hobson Fulmer, Franklin County veterinarian
Office: 187 Hwy 98, Eastpoint     Phone: 850-670-8306
Emergency Number: 850-509-2191

Should you find a lost or abandoned pet
(or would like to adopt one to take home):

Franklin County Humane Society: 244 Hwy 65, 850-670-8417

To purchase souvenirs for your pet to take home visit:
115 market Street, Apalachicola
Dog supplies from head to toe for pets and their people!

Please search our website and look for the Paw Print to indicate our pet friendly properties! Collins Vacation Rentals provides doggie clean-up bags at check-in.


Animal Control Ordinance of Franklin County, Florida

Please download the and familiarize yourself with the current county ordinance regarding animal control.