Are you a dog person? Us too! Venice Paparazzi loves dogs! Want to bring your buddy out on the town? That sounds like a great idea for all parties involved! From restaurants, to parks, to rules and regulations, to the best pet supply store around, we have the inside line on all things dog! Here is the insider’s list of Dog-Friendly Restaurants for you and your buddies to enjoy. James Beach Simmzy’s Cabo Cantina Sunny Spot Jody Maroni’s Poke Poke Malaka Brothers Are dogs welcome on the Venice Beach Boardwalk and on the beach? Dogs are welcome on the Venice Beach Boardwalk, and not on the beach. Dogs are not allowed on the Venice Beach Boardwalk between 11 a.m – 8 p.m on Sat, Sun and holidays between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Curb your dogs! Here is a great place to take your dog! Let your best buddy run free at the Westminster Off-Leash Dog Park located on Westminster and Pacific. (three blocks from the Venice Beach Boardwalk) www.venicedogpark.org Need to get some top notch food or some cool toys for your dog? Check out Bruno’s Venice at 2012 Lincoln Blvd. They are locally owned and carry only the highest quality products available. And, they deliver! You could even have them deliver to the dog park if you wanted to. Woohoo! BrunosVenice.com Going out of town? Need an awesome, safe, reliable, dog hotel for your buddy to vacation in? Bruno’s Pet Hotel in Topanga is the place! . Below are some snap shots of random dogs enjoying a beautiful day in Venice. Who’s looking for love? Adopt! Check out NKLA, Found Animals Foundation, Adopt-a-Pet.com, Much Love Animal Rescue. Here is a friendly reminder! Please do NOT leave your dog unattended in a car on a hot day. Save the date Oct 28th, 2018 for the biggest Venice doggie mixer of the year at Venice Dog-O-Ween. For more info: VeniceDogoween.com Here is an idea for a community project! How about a dog beach for a few hours a day? Let’s lobby the local politicians to allow dogs on the beach in morning for an hour or so, and again in the evening! Say 6:00 a.m-7:00 a.m. and from 7:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. when the beach is not so crowded? We can refine the rules as we go. Anyone else think this is a great idea? Dogs are part of the family and should be allowed to enjoy the beach too! Sound off in the comment section below.