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Reader photo of the day: Rita the dog cavorts at Huntington Dog Beach

November 24, 2009 |  7:31 pm


Submitter spccwgurl shares this sweet photo of her dog, Rita, enjoying a day at the beach -- Orange County's Huntington Dog Beach, to be exact. Rita certainly seems to be enjoying herself!

The 1.5-acre stretch of beach is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily for leash-free dogs and their humans, and it's a hot spot for dog-loving Southern California residents (especially those who like to surf). For more information on area dog parks and dog-friendly beaches, check out our colleague Elina Shatkin's great, detailed list at The Guide. (For our part, we're partial to the expansive Redondo Beach Dog Park, but maybe that's just because our dogs are afraid of water.)

To share your photos with us, just head to the Pets & Animals category of Your Scene, The Times' photo-sharing site. Select the appropriate album (for instance, we found spccwgurl's photo in the Dog Parks & Beaches album), click the "submit" link at the top of the page, choose your photo (.jpg format) and include a caption that tells us a bit about the animal you've photographed.  We can't wait to see it!

Dogs aren't welcome in Redondo Beach's city parks (but dog owners want to change that)
Huntington Beach: One of America's dog-friendliest cities (except on Tuesday nights)

-- Lindsay Barnett

Photo: spccwgurl / Your Scene

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