Pets are welcome on the grounds surrounding the visitor center and the developed areas of Elliott Key as long as they are on a leash and attended. With the exception of service animals, pets are prohibited in other islands of the park.
Pets and park wildlife do not mix well together. The cat pictured below, named Allie, was rescued outside the park visitor center after someone abandoned her there. With help from kind people, she made a full recovery and was adopted.
Last updated: February 1, 2017