April 2003 Newsletter
Sand Beneath the Paws...It's time to take
your Dog To
The Beach using DogFriendly.com's FREE United States and Canada Coastal
Many dogs enjoy a
day at the beach. They love the sand beneath their paws, the waves
lapping back and forth and the ocean water beckoning them. It seems like
a nice way to spend a summer's day.
But before you get in your car and head down to your favorite
beach, are you sure your favorite pooch will also be allowed? And if
dogs are allowed, are they allowed to run leash-free or is the leash law
These days it seems
tougher and tougher to find beaches that will allow dogs. This can
especially be true when trying to find a beach near a large coastal city
or metropolitan area...Continue
from Alabama to Texas along the Gulf of Mexico and from
California to British Columbia in the West, this guide looks at
beaches that allow pups to accompany their families.
two-hundred beaches currently listed in the DogFriendly.com
beach guide. Click
Here for The Beach Guide.
Beach Etiquette for Dogs
- Always keep your dog leashed when there is a
- Always clean up after your dog by using a poop bag or pooper
- Do not let your dog visit with other beach-goers or dogs,
- If using an official off-leash area, your dog needs to be
well-behaved and must listen to your verbal commands.
- In an off-leash area, always pay attention to your dog.
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|Britain No Longer Off Limits for U.S. Dogs...But
Still Too Complicated
11, 2002 Dogs entering Great Britain from the U.S. and Canada
were required to remain in quarantine for six Months. Not good
for that dog-friendly vacation. This policy was in place because
the British Isles are entirely rabies free and the U.K.
Government had policies in place to keep it that way. The
British have created a program called the Pet Travel Scheme
(PETS) which allows well vaccinated and tested Dogs to enter
Britain without quarantine. This is welcome news, indeed. But
the regulations are complicated, so those of you planning to
take advantage of PETS or just curious please read on...
Now a pet owner can follow a check list of
requirements in order to bring their pooch with them to the U.K.
However, there are still several drawbacks to this program.
If any of
the requirements in the PETS program are not followed, your dog will
still be placed into quarantine, with a petition for early release. All
dogs must enter into England via cargo on an airplane (an airplane's
cargo section can be potentially dangerous for dogs). Dogs also cannot
arrive via private plane or boat. All dogs must be microchipped, but if
your dog's microchip fails or cannot be read, your dog will need to
return to the U.S. or be placed in quarantine. And if you own a Pit Bull Terrier,
Japanese Tosa, Dog Argentino, or a Filo Braziliero, do not even think of
coming to England. These breeds are considered "dangerous
dogs" by the UK and might be seized and destroyed. If you are
determined to visit the U.K., or just curious about the requirements,
the following is a summary of Britain's Pet Travel Scheme. For full
details or before you travel, you will need to visit Defra's website
(official website for PETS).
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