Dogs and Beaches, an endangered experience?

August 1, 2009 at 3:56 pm Leave a comment

The idea of living on the Maine coast with a dog but not being allowed to take him to the beach during the hottest months of the year is unfathomable.  Beyond all reason.  The exchange of ideas (euphemism alert) between dog owners and those opposed to dog access to public green spaces doesn’t seem to have changed much since the debate over the use of the West End Cemetery in 2000/2001.

Willard Beach is next on the carving board, again, with a public vote coming up in the fall.  You can support Share Willard Beach if you want to help.  To stay on top of the debate, watch SoPo Dog and Dog News is Good News (daily online version of  Downeast Dog News).  SoPo Dog holds monthly Willard Beach pickups on the first Saturday of every month and I think they also do a great job of keeping the discourse around the topic substantive rather than volatile.

Ideas on how Fetch can help are welcome. I’ve been pondering sponsoring a forum in the off-season to generate new ideas for keeping the peace.  I think the only avenue to finding a solution will be through rational, and creative, problem-solving.  Maybe we should all sit down and have a beer in the Governor’s back yard?  I’d pick a Sea Dog IPA.  What about you?

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