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St. Petersburg Florida is truly a pet-friendly type of place where you can find just about any and everything for your beloved pet!  We love our pets at RE/MAX Metro, so we decided to put together a helpful resource guide for pet owners living in the Tampa Bay area. Here are some of the best places & resources to checkout with your pet.

2018 Events

3rd Annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Fest & PAWrade - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 27, 2018

Mark your calendars for 3rd Annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Fest & PAWrade! This dog friendly event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 27, 2018 at 3 Daughters Brewing in Saint Petersburg, FL, US. Admission is free.

28th Annual Pet Walk - 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on October 6, 2018

701 Bayshore Dr. NE, Saint Petersburg, FL, US, 33701

Mark your calendars for 28th Annual Pet Walk! This dog friendly event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on October 6, 2018 at Vinoy Park in Saint Petersburg, FL, US. Admission is $25.



Let's be honest, these furry (and not so furry) friends are the real stars here, and we're proud to live in a city that is so pro-puppy/animal. We always have water and treats out for our animal friends on a hot Florida day, and we're more than happy to welcome your furry friends into our homes and hearts.

Get to know them!

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Meet the real winners of the company

Melissa Sontheimer Dog Final

Tank | Owner Melissa Sontheimer

Want to meet Melissa? Contact her!
Greg McKay dog Final

Chance | Owner Greg MacKay

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Kaitlyn Kellin puppy FINAL

Millie Kellin | Kaitlyn Kellin

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Lari Averbeck final

B Rex | Owner Lari Averbeck

Want to get to know Lari? Check her out here.
Charli Dog Final

Avery | Vanessa Charli Solis

Get to know Charli
Angela Mathias dog Final

Maverick | Owner Angela Mathias

Let this puppy be your friend!
Ryan Batty Dog FINAL

Enzo | Ryan Batty

Ryan's good boy
Cliff and Cheech Evan Wolf FINAL

Cliff and Cheech | Evan Wolf

Get to know them
Angel - Estelia - Final dog

Angel Mesimer | Owner Estelia Mesimer

This is Estelia's puppy 🙂
Silvers Team Dog

Silvers Diva

This is Derrick and Bianca's diva puppy 🙂
Mocha Boy Baker Summer

Mocha Boy

This is Summer Baker's puppers 🙂
Thatcher Johnson

Thatcher Johnson | Tracey Johnson

Meet Thatcher, Tracey's pup!
Lilly Buttercup Armstrong

Lilly Buttercup Armstrong

Lorraine Armstrong's pup
Zeus Reyes Final

Zeus Reyes

Tracy Reyes
Talulah Reyes

Tallullah Reyes

Tracy Reyes
Bart Carrasco Final

Bart Carrasco | Owner Abel Carrasco

RE/MAX Metro's Mascot for years! We Miss you Bart Dog!


Paw-sitive Reinforcement: 5 Ways to Help Pets Adjust After a Move


Moving can be stressful for every family member – including the four-legged ones. Every animal reacts differently to new living quarters, and temperament has a lot to do with it. Some pets take a move in stride, while others exhibit anxiety or insecurity for days or weeks.

Here are 5 things to consider as the big move approaches and after you're in your new home.


1. A little help from the vet

Ask your veterinarian for recommendations on easing the transition. If your pet is generally anxious or high-strung, it might be worth asking your vet whether a mild calming medication might help during the transition period. It's also not uncommon for vets to prescribe gentle stress relief for during travel.

2. Time to explore

Upon moving in, give your pet time to explore the house gradually, rather than letting it loose to roam at will. Limit it to one area – perhaps the kitchen – for a few hours until it calms down. Show the pet where you've placed its familiar items like the food dish, water bowl and bed. You might want to keep a dog on a leash for an initial home tour. If you have a yard, avoid letting pets out unsupervised for several days until you're sure they can't climb or dig out from under the fence.

3. A walk in the park

Help release anxiety and pent-up energy by take your dog for a walk and sniff through the neighborhood. While people learn about a new place primarily by visual cues, dogs depend on their noses.

4. Helping the feline in your life

Territorial by nature, cats often experience more issues with moving than their canine counterparts. Keep your cat safe in its carrier upon arrival, placing it in a quiet area. When the hubbub dies down, let it out in an enclosed room away from main traffic areas. Provide your cat with familiar objects, such as a bed, litter box and toys. Encourage it to explore the room, perhaps by strategically placing cat treats.

5. Update pet IDs

Amid the hustle and bustle of the move itself, don’t forget to update your pet's identification information before you move. This way, if Fluffy or Fido slip out the door, anyone who finds them can easily return them to their new home. Also, some municipalities require licensing within a certain time frame of moving. If your pets are microchipped, contact the registration company and give them the new information.

Looking for a place that’s perfect for you AND your pets? We can help guide you there.