Sunday, September 12, 2010

Best Dog-Friendly Beaches

Take your salty dog to one of  Coastal Living Magazine's best six dog-friendly beaches.
This salty dog is definitely a beach  bum. Love the shades pooch!
Kudos to Coastal Living Magazine  for publishing in the most recent issue their vote for six of the best dog-friendly beaches and what a fun way to exercise your dog (and yourself) than a pooch-friendly beach. So let your salty dog take a run along the wet sand, take a cool dip in the ocean and lap up the fun at one of these great dog friendly beach destinations.  Click here for the link to Coastal Living Magazines Best Dog Friendly Beaches article- 

Make sure that you observe all posted dog-friendly beach rules and regulations and of course always please clean up after your pet.
Please help keep these beaches dog friendly:
* Never leave your dog unattended.
* Always keep your dog on a leash or under voice control.
* Always clean up after your dog.

Here's a great listing of Dog Beaches & Dog Friendly Beaches in the U.S. created by Pet Friendly Travel

Have you visited one of these beach destinations with your nautical pet? Have another dog-friendly beach to recommend? Let's here about it! Send pics too.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Betty White to Appear at Binns of Williamsburg

Meet Actress Betty White At Binns of Williamsburg, Virginia
Benefit for the Morris Animal Foundation  
Saturday, October 16th, 1pm - 5pm

Betty White, Emmy award-winning TV star and Morris Animal Foundation trustee, will celebrate animal health in Williamsburg, Va., on Saturday, October 16.  White will make a personal appearance at Binn’s of Williamsburg from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to sign a collection of European handcrafted ornaments, called The Pet Set, created by Joy To The World Collectibles. The signing will be followed by a black-tie fundraiser for Morris Animal Foundation at the Virginia Ballroom, Williamsburg Lodge starting at 7:00 p.m.

Click here or more information about this upcoming event at Binns of Williamsburg.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

2010 Olde Towne Dogge Daze


August 28, 2010
starting at 8 AM

Middle Street Park
Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA

Olde Towne Doggie Daze Categories

Cake Walk      Best Dance      Wagginest Tail   

Best Sports Fan     Longest Sit  

Most Ear-restible Ears 
Most Ear-restible Ears

For Handler/Owners

Best Original Shirt       Raffles       Refreshments   

Ribbons       Prizes       'Paw Reader'       Photos

'Pawcasso Painting'

Donations kindly accepted for K-9 Patrol Unit

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Nautical Pet Friends and Pics

SHOW OFF YOUR SALTY PET! We'll feature our favorite reader-submitted photographs and stories here on Nautical Pet. We want to see your pet in beach scenes, fun family outings with your best friend…that would be your dog of course, cool pet water sports, beachside kids with pets, that's images of any pet doing something on the beach, in a boat, canoe, or just getting cooled off with a garden hose.!  Here's a few new entries.
Cone Dog

OK. This picture doesn't need a caption. It was though the winner in the Funny Pet Photo Contest by Fetching Dog blog.  You can see other great pictures on the blog site at  fetching dog blog.

Jasper after a cool swim. thanks Dianna.

Cindy wrote- the dog in the pic is Crystal. She is my foster dog still looking for a home!  "Summer Fun ! "

Crystal is available for adoption through for the love of labs rescue.    Join us and make a donation to help with the cost of their efforts at this site.

Dianna sent this picture of her dog Jasper ready to take the plunge from their boat.
Did somebody loose this? Flash retrieves a stick in the Rappahannock River. Thanks Allen.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Salty Pet Picture Contest

SHOW OFF YOUR SALTY PET! We'll feature our favorite reader-submitted photographs and stories here on Nautical Pet. We want to see your pet in beach scenes, fun family outings with your best friend…that would be your dog of course, cool pet water sports, beachside kids with pets, that's images of any pet doing something on the beach, in a boat, canoe, or just getting cooled off with a garden hose.! Water is the key word. Be creative. Be original. Send us a jpeg format picture along with a lively description of where you were, what you were doing, and the story behind each image. What’s special about it?

Here’s what you do: Type your name, address, phone number, and your description into the body of an e-mail, then attach the image and send to Be sure to tell us when and where the photo was taken. Photos must be in .jpeg format, but does not need to be high-resolution for internet use. Please limit one entry per reader. Please do not submit anything other than digital images, as Nautical Pet will not acknowledge or return mailed photos, or be held responsible for lost, delayed, or damaged images. All submissions become the property of Nautical Pet.

Terms of Use: If we decide to use your photo, you understand that we can use it anywhere on our Web site, including e-newsletters and other blog posts; that we will display your name and a brief description of the photos; and that other bloggers will be able to post comments on your photo. You also acknowledge that the photo is yours alone and that no one else has any rights to it, and that we may delete it at any time. Photo descriptions may be edited for grammar, clarity, and/or length.

For the Love of Labs Rescue: The $1.00 Fan Challenge- We will donate $1.00 beginning August 8 through August 31, 2010 for everyone that Emails us a picture of your nautical pet. Have fun, show off your pet and help a worthy cause. You can also make donations by visiting their website @ For the Love of Labs Rescue Challenge.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Nautical Pet Friends & Pics

Thank you for sharing your salty dog or cat pictures with us today. A $1.00 will be sent in each of your names to the "For the Love of Labs Rescue: The $1.00 Fan Challenge."  and you are also entered into the Nautical Pet collar & leash contest!
 For the Love of Labs Rescue is a small group of friends who came together over a shared love of Labrador Retrievers. They are passionate about rescuing and finding forever homes for homeless Labs & Lab mixes. Join their family and help us save lives...For the Love of Labs!

Robert Chrismer sent in a picture of his lab Bailey at the beach in waste deep water.  Perfect way to beat the heat on those 100 plus degree days!

This is Bella sent to us from Becca Taylor. Nothing better than a dip in the pool.

Hi Cody! OK, no bribing the judges! Actually, Cody looks pretty dashing here sporting a Skipjack cap.  From our buddy Barbara Vincent and of course Cody

 Keep the pictures coming! Aren't these guys great!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

For the Love of Labs Rescue: The $1.00 Fan Challenge

For the Love of Labs Rescue fan and foster mom Cindy has issued a challenge to all fans. Beginning August 8 and running until the end of August, she challenges each of you to donate just $1.00 to For the Love of Labs Rescue to save the lives of Labs and Lab mixes who find themselves facing death in a shelter through no fault of their own.

We know that economic times are tough. In fact, many of the dogs in shelters today are there because their owners could not afford to take care of them properly. But, that is why we hope that by asking you for only $1.00, you will able to contribute to the happy endings that we all love to experience here at For the Love of Labs Rescue.

And, please, feel free to challenge your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, school, church, anyone you can think of! Because the challenge runs until the end of the month, you will have plenty of opportunities to ask everyone.

We have set-up a chip-in link to track all donations contributed as part of the "$1.00 Fan Challenge." You can donate and follow the progress at

If you would rather send your donations, that's fine, too. Just drop them in the mail to us at:

For the Love of Labs Rescue
c/o Tracy OConnell
160 Frederick Street
Torrington, CT 06790

THE CHALLENGE HAS BEEN ISSUED!!!! Let's see how much a community can do, $1.00 at a time!

And all....For the Love of Labs!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Nautical Pet Collars- Two NEW Designs to Choose From.

ANCHORS AWAY!  Two NEW great ribbon designs available in 1.25" and 1/2" widths for smaller pets. Shown here with ocean blue and khaki anchors on khaki nylon webbing and hot pink with white anchors on raspberry nylon webbing. Also available with matching leashes! For more information and to buy these wonderful nautical inspired pet collars as well as others click here.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Nautical Pet Collars and Leashes NEW at Skipjack Nautical Wares

Our dog Chance models his favorite signal flag collar

Now you can have the best dressed pets on the water. Skipjack Nautical Wares now brings to you our NEW collection of nautical dog and cat collars and leashes perfect for the beach and boating enthusiasts. The perfect choice for your salty cat or dog!

Durable nylon webbing with your selection of ribbon design

All our pet products are made with durable nylon webbing. Collars feature Delrin Acetal side release buckles for ease of fastening and separating and solid nickel plated “D” rings for strength and resistance to salt water.

Select from our colorful selection of nautical designed ribbons

Select from these nylon webbing colors for your pet collar and leash.

The collars are easily adjusted for length and are available in various widths and lengths ranging from cat sizes to Extra-large ( adjusts from 18" to 28"). Produced in Massachusetts, USA.

Select a matching leash to dress up your nautical pet!
You can order your nautical designed pet collar and leash on our web store by clicking here.  Visit Skipjack's Nautical Living blog home page by clicking here.