International Dog Day is on August 26 and we have some ways for you and your favorite furry friend to celebrate.
- A dog’s nose print is unique – just like our fingerprints!
- 45% of dogs sleep in their human’s beds.
- A human’s pressure goes down when you pet a dog – proof that our canine buddies are actually good for our health!
- The U.S. has the most dogs out of any other country – we’re home to 75 million dogs.
- Dogs’ noses are 1,000 times more sensitive than ours.
If you’re looking to give a dog a forever home, you can reach out to Long Beach Animal Care Services.
Long Beach is lucky enough to have multiple dog parks for our canine friends to enjoy. You can find a list of rules and addresses here.
One of the most popular spots is Rosie’s Dog Beach, located on Ocean Blvd between Granada Ave and Roycroft Ave. It is not fenced and is not a dedicated dog beach but the Dog Zone is in effect from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Bring your own bags to clean up after your pooch.
Long Beach has plenty of pet-friendly businesses if you’re looking for ways to spoil your best friend, want them to join you for lunch, or even just want to have a fun day.
London Boat Rentals is pet-friendly if you want to take your dog out for a day on the water.
Pj’s Pet Cafe puts together adorable dog cakes so whether you’re celebrating your dog’s birthday, gotcha day, or just because, they can enjoy a sweet treat.
The Dog Bakery has three locations and one of them is in Belmont Shore. They sell all kinds of pet-related items like treats, clothes, and collars to spoil your dog with.
The Healthy Spot provides a variety of services that include dog grooming, obedience training, and daycare. They also sell toys and supplies.
Blockhead Brigade is a community organization that supports pit bulls. They put together community pack walks, dog urban environment workshops, dog shelter advocacy, and more.
By Casey N. Wilson