Betsy and Katie dogs

Dogs Welcome!

We mean it both ways — our beloved golden retrievers Katie and Betsy may be the first to greet you when you arrive. (The legendary American poet Gerald Stern, a Betsy regular, even wrote an homage to Katie.) At The Betsy, we welcome dogs of all sizes — all we ask, so that we can properly welcome your four-legged companion and as a courtesy to our other guests, is that you tell us all about them when making your reservation. That goes especially for dogs weighing over 40 pounds, who need special clearance during the reservation process. We add a one-time fee of $150, 50% of which goes to Miami Dade Animal Rescue and the SPCA in Zimbabwe, childhood home of one of The Betsy’s owners. (see Philanthropy & Responsibility).

And if pooch needs to unwind after a long trip, treat her to a couples massage like no other at The Betsy’s Outdoor Spa. Alongside your procedure, your pup will enjoy a gentle massage followed by healthy nibbles.

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CEO Cocktails with Katie & Betsy

Every Friday | 5pm | Lobby Bar

Bring your significant canine other to enjoy a glass of wine, or bowl of water, and meet Betsy and Katie, our Canine Executive Officers (CEOs). Hosted by Betsy & Katie’s owner and our Managing Director, and Zach Plutzik.

And while you are here, stroll down to our Underground Gallery to see our collection of dog photography by Carlos Andres Cruz.

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HOPE Express Pet Adoption

1 - 5pm | Ocean Drive | In Front of The Betsy

Hosted by Miami Dade Animal Control on the last Saturday of every month (weather permitting), meet dogs and cats needing a forever home, or make a contribution to protect them in the shelter while they’re waiting.