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Old 04-23-2010, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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As I try to plan a little trip to CT beaches for the first time, I'm coming across some disappointing info on dog-friendly beaches. So far, all I can find is a place called Groton (?) Anyone know FIRST HAND if there are more D-F beaches in the state? Any info would be most appreciated.

 
Old 04-23-2010, 06:55 PM
 
Location: The brown house on the cul de sac
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As I try to plan a little trip to CT beaches for the first time, I'm coming across some disappointing info on dog-friendly beaches. So far, all I can find is a place called Groton (?) Anyone know FIRST HAND if there are more D-F beaches in the state? Any info would be most appreciated.
During the peak season from Memorial Day to Labor Day, beaches in Westport and Fairfield prohibit dogs. Off season, Labor Day through Memorial Day, they are allowed.

I am assuming that is the general policy throughout the state.
 
Old 04-24-2010, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Try this link: Connecticut Dog Fun - DOG PARKS
 
Old 04-25-2010, 11:58 AM
 
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Calf Pasture Beach/Shady Beach in Norwalk has a large dog park next to it: Taylor Farm. Unfortunately it has no beach area and doesn't touch the shore.
 
Old 04-26-2010, 07:50 AM
 
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Yuk, why would you want to put your towel down next to a pile of sand that was damp with dog pee????
 
Old 04-26-2010, 08:09 AM
 
Location: The brown house on the cul de sac
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Yuk, why would you want to put your towel down next to a pile of sand that was damp with dog pee????


I agree

(Not to mention the people that don't pick up after their dogs! )
 
Old 05-16-2010, 02:07 AM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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I agree

(Not to mention the people that don't pick up after their dogs! )
I curb my dogs BEFOREhand, Einstein. Most of us do. And quite frankly, my dog is just as clean as any "toddler" - without the screaming, squealing, tantrums, peeing in the ocean, sand-kicking and annoying every beachgoer in a mile radius. No comparison.

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Old 05-16-2010, 06:53 AM
 
Location: In a house
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Not everyone's dog is the model of ettiquette. So what do you expect to happen then - have doggie judges at the beach entrance, deciding which family is allowed to bring their dog and which isn't?

The rules exist because there are irresponsible pet owners, and there are pet owners who don't even realize that what their pets are doing is inappropriate. And because there are pet owners whose dogs aren't in enough control over their bladders that they can spend an hour in front of splashing waves of water, and NOT need to take a pee. Then there's the situation with pet owners who think it's funny to let their pooch go swimming, and then shake himself out all over the guy and his wife and infant child minding their own business at a nearby beach blanket.

Public beaches are designated for people. Rover won't miss the beach. He won't think you're a bad daddy for leaving him home that day. It won't bother him that he didn't get to lay out and catch a tan with you. There are times when dogs are allowed - and that's when the beaches aren't generally sprawling with people. There are specific areas where dogs are allowed - and they are places where people won't wonder what their kids just sunk their toes into when playing tag.
 
Old 05-16-2010, 07:58 AM
 
Location: CT
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I have to agree with the consensus; it's just not a good idea to have the dog's there when people are trying to enjoy themselves. I love my dogs, but when I'm at the beach, I just want to enjoy being there without having to worry if I'll step on sand covered dog poop! We bring our dogs to the beach all the time pre and post human season.
 
Old 05-16-2010, 08:02 AM
 
Location: The brown house on the cul de sac
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I curb my dogs BEFOREhand, Einstein.
I'm sure you do.

And your responding with the name calling is so blatantly obvious ...
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