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1 Paw National parks

I have previously written about a number of pet friendly National Parks and Monuments but unfortunately many of them are not as friendly.  Many of the parks get what I call a 1 paw rating,  .  This means that dogs are … Continue reading

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National Park week – Great Sand Dunes National Park

Another sand dune park is Great Sand Dunes in Colorado.  The same as at White Sands, pets are allowed to explore the park with you. There are some areas they are not allowed so check out the map in my … Continue reading

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Bryce Canyon National Park

I written about a number of National Parks and Monuments which are dog friendly, unfortunately, not all of them are friendly.  Bryce Canyon is a gorgeous park in southern Utah known for its brightly colored hoodoos. Visiting the park at … Continue reading

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison, CO

Gunnison gets a 3 paw park rating since it has 2 trails open for pets; additionally pets are allowed at all of the overlooks.  The canyon is over 2700 feet deep, and you can access it from either rim, however … Continue reading

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Surf Dog Surf-a-Thon

The Helen Woodward animal center hosts a fund-raising surf event every year at Del Mar dog beach, this year was the 7th.  If you have never been to a dog surfing event here are the basics.  There are the surfers, … Continue reading

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White Sands National Monument

We have another 4 paw park!  To quote the NPS website, “Visitors are more than welcome to bring their pets out to White Sands National Monument.”  Standard rules do apply, they must be leashed, are not allowed in buildings and … Continue reading

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2011 Surf dog Surf-A-Thon at Del Mar Beach

This year was the 6th annual event for the Helen Woodward sponsored Surf-A-Thon.  The event was scheduled to take place on 9/11 but the blackout on the 8th of most of southern California caused a sewage spill closing the beaches … Continue reading

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