The dog days of summer are here and there is no better time to have a great day with your furry bestie on the pet-friendly beaches of North Carolina or South Carolina!
No, I’m not talking about your hippie girl pals! It’s a hot boi summer for your good boy (or girl) on four paws.
My pups are complete beach bums and I couldn’t ask for better company while we enjoy the wind and waves.
If you are in North Carolina or South Carolina, I’ve got great news for you, some of the country’s best pet-friendly beaches are just a car ride away!
Remember, always be a good guest and clean up after your pet. Let me know some of your favorite pet friendly water adventure spots!
The American Kennel Club also reminds you to watch your pets at the beach.
“Whatever activities you decide to pursue, always supervise your dog,” the AKC said on its pet beach guide. “It’s important for your dog’s safety, but it’s also part of responsible dog ownership. Don’t let your dog disturb wildlife, damage vegetation, or become a nuisance to other people or dogs on the beach.
“To ensure a safe and enjoyable beach day, there are certain behaviors your dog should know. First, your dog should have a reliable recall. Many beach activities require letting your dog off leash, so you need to be certain your dog will come back to you when called. In fact, all your dog’s basic obedience behaviors should be under your control with either a hand signal or verbal cue. If your dog isn’t ready for that kind of freedom, stick to on-leash pursuits like walks along the shore.”