Florida’s Most Historic – and Beloved – Dog

A NEW statue and memorial for Brownie the Town Dog will have a ribbon cutting on May 30th at 6 pm at Brownie’s grave in Riverfront Park. Get the details here.

Brownie’s historic life and grave
Brownie the town dog of Daytona Beach Florida

Brownie the Town Dog of Daytona Beach was a stray dog who lived in downtown Daytona Beach from 1939 until his death in 1954. He lived in a custom dog house, had a bank account in the Florida Bank & Trust and dined on steak and ice cream. He had no owner and was loved by the entire city. Brownie was featured in local and national publications and became one of the most written about dogs in US history.

Brownie’s grave is one of the most visited dog memorials in the world and has been honored as:

Brownie’s grave is located in historic downtown Daytona Beach’s Riverfront Park, near the Halifax River, on the corner of Orange Avenue and Beach Street.

Read Brownie’s full life story.

The Brownie Museum

The Brownie Museum is a collection of all the articles and photographs we encounter in our research of Brownie’s life. Browsing through this collection is a journey back into Daytona Beach in the 1940s and 50s.

Brownie's Obituary for November 1, 1954 Daytona Beach News Journal.
Brownie’s Obituary for November 1, 1954 Daytona Beach News Journal. Note that he is listed as being 20 years old. The dates on his grave indicate he was 15.
Brownie's Bank Book
Brownie’s Bank Book