Playa del Rio RV Resort, Beach & Boat Club is very pet-friendly. We love dogs, and we enjoy seeing pets being such a big part of the family with RVers! However, our insurance will not allow breeds such as: Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Dobermans, and other Wolf Breeds. If you have an aggressive dog, you will be fully responsible for any issues that come from your pets, including but no limited to vet and hospitals bills of other pets and/or guests. Additionally, all pets must have all appropriately vaccinations, shots, etc. current and must be using proper flea medications to be on our resort property.
We have three dedicated areas for pets, with a little something special for all dog lovers. Oscar Park is located near the entrance of the resort with a beautiful gulf view just across the street to allow you to sit in the park and enjoy the sounds of waves crashing in while you and your pet relax in the sun together (this is where all pets must go to do their business and check their p-mail)! Sit-a-While Dog Park is a small shaded garden area perfect for sitting with your pet while reading a book or just enjoying a beverage under the shade trees. Sandy Hill Dog Walk is a small area where dogs can walk around trees and bushes that make them feel at home! Additionally, along the road side at the entrance and along Perdido Key Drive is a nice stretch of grassy space for dogs that like to walk and run in larger spaces; and there are several public dog parks in the Orange Beach, Alabama, Gulf Shores, Alabama and Perdido Key, Florida areas where dogs are allowed to be off their leashes. The dog spaces at Playa Del Rio are small, they are not fenced areas, and they are not designed for pets to be off their leash to run freely; but well-behaved pets are allowed off their leash in Oscar Park when no other pets are present. Other local area dog parks are available by calling the Gulf Shores, Alabama, Orange Beach, Alabama and Perdido Key, Florida visitor centers and their local Chamber of Commerce offices
Please note that if you have a service dog or an emotional support animal that will accompany you at the Playa del Rio, you will need to: a) notify our office by noting that you will be traveling with a service dog on the on-line reservation request form in the Special Requests section of the form, b) notify our office at the time of your reservation confirmation when you book your RV site over the phone, and c) again notify our office on the date of your arrival when you provide our reservations office with information on your service animal for your guest profile. Since we have special areas designated for dogs, while there are also areas restricted where dogs are not allowed, we need to be made aware of your situation and our staff needs to be made aware of any special needs you may have. All guests who expect to have their service animal accompany them in areas of the resort where dogs are not allowed [such as on the Rio Riverside Patio, at the Rio Riverside Pavilion, and inside of any buildings located on the resort property] are required to provide information regarding service animals to the Reservations Office at time of reservation and at time of check-in, so that we have a record on file during your stay that a service animal is required because of a disability and so that we know what task the animal has been trained to perform. Our resort is ADA-compliant; and Playa del Rio always strives to accommodate any and all special requests and needs of all of our guests. All service dogs are required to either be held by their owner or remain by their owner’s side within three feet (3′) of the owner at all times when in areas where dogs are not normally allowed, unless your dog is at your RV site or being walked, in which case six feet (6′) leashes are allowed. All registered guests at Playa del Rio will be required to follow all resort pet policies, no exceptions. See Pet Policies at our Policies link on this website for more information; and discuss with our office upon check-in if you have any questions.
Click on the picture below to enlarge the photos of each of the Playa del Rio dog areas: