Last modified: April 16, 2017
Virginia Beach is a very pet-friendly town, which is why with a little forethought and planning it makes a great destination of choice for vacationing with the K-9 members of your family. However, like any good dog town, it has rules of conduct meant to make your stay, as well as those you share the beach with, as fun and enjoyable as possible.
Keep reading for the three rules for Dogs at Virginia Beach!
1. Enforceable Leash Laws
First and foremost, as with most recreation and resort areas these days, Virginia Beach has enforceable leash laws. Even the most well-behaved pups can do something naughty a time or two by running away from their owner to go greet another person or fellow furball. Not everyone is a dog person, and some dogs are not friendly towards others. So keep this in mind while bringing your fur baby to the beach, and remember to always keep a leash handy and ready to use in case of these incidents.
2. Scoop the Poop
The second most common reason that the pooch people find themselves banned from parks and beaches is the puppy poo. It’s not cool to let someone else deal with it, so as Nike brand says, JUST DO IT! All you have to do is fit a couple plastic grocery bags into your back pocket when you hit the beach. Shove your hand into the bag like a glove, grab the waste, flip the bag inside out, tie a knot into it and make a deposit in the nearest trash receptacle. It’s just that easy.
3. Times and Dates
Last but not least, understand the rules and regulations of where you are.
The Dog Policy of Virginia Beach specifiies dogs are permitted on the beach and boardwalk before Memorial Day and after Labor Day.
During prime vacation season, dogs are restricted to the north end of Virginia Beach above 42nd Street and the south end of Virginia Beach in the Sandbridge area before 10 AM and after 6 PM. There’s nothing like the “dog days of summer”, and having your furry family on vacation with you should be a no-brainer.
If you plan ahead to find lodging that caters to your pet pals, adhere to local leash laws and exercise good judgment as a responsible pet owner, vacation days will be dog days too! If you are bringing your fur baby to Virginia Beach on vacation, be sure to check out our list of Virginia Beach Pet Friendly Hotels.
Hey dog parents, do you know where to take your dogs while in VA Beach for grooming, obedience training, or parks to run around in? You'll find it all in our Pet Friendly Guide.