Do I need a license to have my dog on the beach?

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  1. yetiyutish

    yetiyutish Beach Comber

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    My wife and I are planning our third trip to Seagrove Beach, and we have a new addition to our family this year. On one of the condo rental sites that I looked at there was mention of a dog license for the beach. Is this accurate? Where do I get this license? How much is it?


    Abe and I thank you for your help!

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  2. Miss Kitty

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    Welcome! That's a cutie you have there! The link below will expain the requirements for a dog on the beach permit. Have a great time!


    Walton County Tax Collector

     
  3. yetiyutish

    yetiyutish Beach Comber

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    Thanks for the link. That's exactly what I needed to know. Hmmm, it looks like Abe might not be strolling the sands with us this year. :sosad:
     
  4. Lynnie

    Lynnie SoWal Insider

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    Good job, Jitty! I'm impressed with your computer/internet prowess!

    Yetiyutish, cute pup......good luck!
     
  5. wrobert

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    Yes, it is unfortunate, but Walton County has yet another ordinance with unconstitutional requirements that could prevent one of God's creatures from having free roam of this world and playing on the world's most beautiful beaches. If you can figure out where the public part is versus the private.

    We do have a Bark Park that you can use most anytime. It, also has a sign up with an illegal restriction on Tuesdays I think, but it is a public park so feel free to use my part if anyone asks.
     
  6. yetiyutish

    yetiyutish Beach Comber

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    "wrobert from the internet sent me." :D

    Thanks all for the tips. It is unfortunate that junior won't be allowed to be on the beach with us, but there's still lots of walking to do on the pavement. I like the idea of the Bark Park too. Are pets allowed in the surrounding state parks?
     
  7. Walton Outdoors

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    Dogs are allowed on a leash at State Parks, but typically not on the beaches. Just along the trails and camping areas.
     
  8. NotDeadYet

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    Are you familiar with the Pt Washington State Forest trailhead parking located on 395, just a little north of the WaterColor Publix? That area is very popular with dog owners, at least in the cooler weather. Last time I parked there and walked on the trail a while, I believe I was the only walker without a dog. You and the pup can maybe make some new friends out there.
    Adorable dog!
     
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    The times have changed slightly in ordinance 2008-24, the new times are:
    Standard Time 3:00 pm to 9:00 am
    Daylight Savings Time 4:00 pm to 8:00 am.

    Thanks!
     
  10. Charlene58

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    Pets at the Pool

    Hi,

    What is the Health Department's code for having pets ( mostly dogs) around
    the public pool area.. i.e. inside the fenced in area?

    Thank you
     
  11. scooterbug44

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    I believe most pools have rules that no pets are allowed - whether or not they actively enforce those rules is the bigger issue.
     
  12. Foodlover

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    This link still says 6 PM - 8 AM Daylight savings time? :dunno:

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  13. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    At our pool, only one pet is allowed ... PEPPER!
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    Trust me. Don't take your dog to the beach without a tag. We have been questioned a few times with Pepper. Thank goodness, I had her tag in my pocket. I would flip out if they confiscated her.
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  14. Jdarg

    Jdarg SoWal Expert

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    Don't worry BR- they aren't going to confiscate her- you will just get a big fat ticket!
     
  15. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    Oh, really. I thought they'd confiscate the dog. Thanks for the info!

    That reminds me -- I need to put her tag in my briefcase for our trip down tomorrow.:wave:
     
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    Drive safe!
     
  17. nodilberthere

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    Tag or no tag, if someone tried to confiscate my dog, they'd have to rip my arm off my body first. Now if it were one of my teenagers.......
     
  18. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    I hear ya. :lol:
     

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