Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Top 10 Dog Friendly Beaches in the USA

With the warm weather on its way, we thought our US readers might appreciate this list of the Top 10 Best Beaches for Dogs in the USA as named by Pet Friendly Rentals.

Del Mar Beach San Diego, California


Del Mar is one of the most popular beach communities in San Diego County. Great beaches, fairgrounds, horseracing, and a quaint, upscale village provide plenty of activities for everyone. Powerhouse Park, with a full playground, is especially nice for families with young children. Beachgoers can also find good, cheap eats at Roberto’s taco stand on Carmel Valley Road, overlooking Los Penasquitos Lagoon. Plus, the song Dog Beach Boogie helped this beach's ranking.

Fort DeSoto Beach, Florida
Dr. Beach judged this beach 2005 Best Beach in America and we voted best beach for dogs. Showers and drinking water are provided. Enter the front gate by the parking lot, take your dog off-leash, walk through the L-shaped park to the back gate. Go out the back gate, down a short sandy path and onto the perfect beach for dogs and people.

Dog Beach, California
Doggie nirvana. Your buddy will have tons of company at this popular spot near San Diego. In fact, people may be outnumbered.

Cape San Blas, Florida
Just 35 miles south of Panama City, but feeling as if it is worlds away, Cape San Blas beaches are peaceful, not overdeveloped; in fact, you can sometimes walk a mile or two in the off season without seeing another dog…or person. The state park at the end of the cape was named 2002 Best Beach In America by Dr. Beach (a real person, not a doggie…but most doggies would agree).

Carmel City Beach, California
Only a short walk from the village of Carmel, the Carmel Beach is a beautiful and popular escape, with hotels and restaurants in walking distance. Other pet friendly beaches are close by, too.

Hunting Island, South Carolina
Doggie and people heaven on earth. At low tide, the beach on Hunting can literally appear to be a mile wide, with tidal pools and remote stretches rarely found today. This State Park is located near the golf resort island of Fripp, and near Beaufort, SC.

Carmel City Beach, California
Only a short walk from the village of Carmel, the Carmel Beach is a beautiful and popular escape, with hotels and restaurants in walking distance. Other pet friendly beaches are close by, too.

Fort Funston State Park, California
Fort Funston is a popular San Francisco dogwalking location. Most visitors walk the paved Sunset Trail, a north to south route on the bluff, and reach Ocean Beach via Fort Funston's northern section. Fort Funston's stretch of Ocean Beach is where you'll see scores of dripping wet dogs, romping across the sand with driftwood stick in their mouths.

St. George Island, Florida
No wider than a mile at its widest point, and located near renowned historic towns in the Florida Gulf, there is plenty here for man and man’s best friend.

Ft. Fisher State Recreation Area, North Carolina

Just outside of Wilmington, NC, this beach allows dogs in all areas except swimming areas with lifeguards.

Pistol River State Scenic Viewpoint, Oregon

If your pooch isn’t fond of windsurfing, no matter. This windsurfers’ paradise will suit them just fine. Located just outside of Oregon State Park boundaries, south of Gold Beach.


If you know of a great Dog Friendly Beach in the USA that's not on this list, why not let us know?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Holy Flying Puppies Batman - Dog Falls From the Sky

The Poodle Who Fell From the Sky
Can you believe that a few days ago a toy poodle fell from the sky and landed on the grounds of a retirement home in British Columbia!?!

The SPCA, who is now looking after the dog, believes that  the scruffy toy poodle must have been dropped by a hawk or other large bird of prey. Sunshine Coast, BC retirement home nurses found the dog, who had broken ribs and several claw marks on her body.


Vets believe  the dog, nicknamed “Miracle May,” is a stray who had wandered around without care for some time before being snatched by the bird. All of her nails were so long they had grown into her paw pads and her teeth were badly decayed.

“We don’t know how long she had been wandering without care, but she was obviously very neglected. It’s ironic, but this bird may have saved her life,” says Shelter manager Shannon Broderick.

SPCA staff refer to the toy poodle as “The little dog with the big heart,”  and are currently treating her and hoping for a full recovery.

Monday, May 2, 2011

New Frontline Plus Packaging

Next time you purchase Frontline Plus at CanadaVet.com you will notice a new brighter look to the packaging of the popular flea treatment.

The product ingredients will still have the exact same proven formula that has successfully protected pets against fleas for many years. The new Frontline Plus is now fully stocked and available from CanadaVet.com.

Purchase new Frontline Plus now.