Welcome to
Huntington Dog Beach

The Preservation Society of Huntington Dog Beach is a non-profit organization that works to preserve access to the beach for dogs and to keep the beach clean and safe. Please support our efforts!

Next Fly Dog Photography days at Dog Beach:
Sunday, November 2 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m
Sunday, November 30 from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Contact Melanie at flydogphotos@me.com for more information

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! We are launching our Volunteer Program and are looking for people of all ages who can help us at the beach. If you are interested, please email, call or stop by our weekend canopy for more information. Bring the whole family (including the dog, of course!)!


Please scroll down the page for some helpful tips to enhance your visit to Dog Beach!


This is how much fun you'll have at Dog Beach!
The Dog is 'Zimba'
Please Support Dog Beach with a Donation Today

Notice: Individuals seeking community service hours must schedule their time in advance. Please e-mail: alison@dogbeach.org for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: EVERYONE PERFORMING COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS AT DOG BEACH MUST FILL OUT AND TURN IN A LIABILITY WAIVER FORM. CLICK HERE FOR THE FORM. NO-ONE WILL BE ABLE TO PERFORM CSP HOURS UNLESS WE HAVE YOUR FORM ON FILE! 

                                 
    
 


Thank you Ralphs Shoppers!

Important reminder: all of our Ralphs supporters need to re-enroll after September 1, 2014 in order for Dog Beach to continue to get Ralphs Rewards. Please take a few minutes to do this-- it brings us much-needed support!

Click here to find out more about the program...


Here are a few things to know in order to have an enjoyable time at Dog Beach:

  1. Only well-socialized dogs should come to Dog Beach. While we wish that all dogs got along with one another, and that all played well together, the fact is that some dogs simply do not enjoy the company of other dogs. If you are not sure whether or not your dog will get along with other dogs, Dog Beach is not the place to test his temperament – it can be overwhelming and frightening, which can put dogs on the offensive and lead to aggressive behavior, which is forbidden at Dog Beach.
  2. Only well-trained dogs should be allowed off-leash at Dog Beach. Dog Beach is not fenced, and there have been far too many instances of dogs running in the parking lot and even onto Pacific Coast Highway, with tragic results. Any dog that is off-leash should be trained well enough that he will respond instantly when called and that he will leave whatever intriguing thing he is engaged in, whether that be playing with other dogs, rolling on a dead fish, lifting his leg on a surfboard, etc.
  3. Not all dogs like the water. Introduce your dog to the water slowly and at his own pace: try coaxing him into the shallow water, or entice him to walk with you so that he is wading in the water. Do NOT pick him up and force him in! This is a cruel and ineffective way to get him to “like” it, and it is unsafe. If, in spite of your best efforts, your dog still does not want to go into the water, then accept that fact and let him play the way he wants to; he can still enjoy the socialization and freedom of Dog Beach without having to be in the water.
  4. Many dogs do not automatically know how to swim. Dogs often must be taught how to swim effectively, and this is best done in still water (pools, lakes) rather than at Dog Beach, where the waves and current can be a hazard. The classic “dog paddle” is in fact a sign that the dog is struggling and needs help quickly to get to safety. Also, even strong swimmers should not swim too far away from the shore, so don’t throw your dog’s tennis ball so far out that you would not be able to reach him quickly if he needed help.
  5. Do not let your dog drink the ocean water. Most dogs, after a few licks, realize that they do not like the taste of the salty water, or they are too busy playing to stop and drink. However, some dogs ingest large quantities of salt water, and this can be life-threatening. Signs that a dog has ingested too much salt water (water intoxication) include lethargy, abdominal discomfort, abnormal breathing, discomfort walking / lack of coordination, nausea and vomiting, pale gums, etc. If your dog displays these symptoms, seek veterinary help immediately.
  6. Owners MUST pick up after their dogs and dispose of used bags in the trash cans. Leaving used bags in the cliffs or on the sand is prohibited; violators will be cited. Properly disposing of dog waste is more than a common courtesy; it is imperative that every Dog Beach visitor follow this rule, or we run the risk of losing the privilege of bringing our dogs to the beach.

 

WE HOPE YOU AND YOUR DOG HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME AT DOG BEACH! PLEASE REMEMBER: WE RELY SOLELY UPON PRIVATE DONATIONS AND WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT. PLEASE MAKE A DONATION TODAY TO HELP US KEEP DOG BEACH OPEN FOR ALL TO ENJOY!