Thank you, Bass Coast Shire Council, for allowing a certain section of the Inverloch beach to be used by dogs off the leash (and owners, also off the leash!).
It is a lovely part of the beach and my dog, Sam, and I have a wonderful swim there.
It gives Sam a chance to socialise with other dogs.
The dogs are all obviously well trained, and behave beautifully.
We have never had any trouble with dogs misbehaving. The owners discipline them very well and pick up their ‘doggy doos’.
The arrangement works perfectly. Children and dogs play happily beside each other.
I have been coming to the ‘doggy beach’ now, for four years.
I live in Venus Bay, and I look forward to summer so that Sam and I can come to our favourite beach.
Thank you so much, Council, for your consideration and your kindness to dogs and their owners.
Madeleine Calcutt, Venus Bay.
Paw’s up for the off-leash beach