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Should dogs be allowed on the beach?

Should dogs be allowed on the beach?

Longboat Key, Florida - Could a dog beach be in Longboat Key's future? A committee is now being formed to study the issue.

This week town commissioners heard from people on both sides of the doggy debate. Many dog owners like to enjoy the beach along with their four-footed companions. Other residents worry about possible health concerns and the impact of dogs on wildlife like birds and turtles.

After the discussion, commissioners decided to form a committee, which will study the issue and return with a recommendation.

 

Guide puppies in training tour Mote Marine

Guide puppies in training tour Mote Marine

Sarasota, Florida - Service dogs have to learn to go everywhere calmly and that's why puppies paused their paws at Mote Marine Aquarium on Saturday.

Ten puppies from Southeastern Guide Dogs toured the aquarium as part of their training program.

PHOTOS: Puppy guides in training visit Mote Marine

Pet Paparazzi: Send us your pics!

Pet Paparazzi: Send us your pics!

Calling all residents, we want your pet photos!

Send us your pet's cutest, silliest, craziest photo and it may make it on your city's community site. The more creative, the better!

Make sure you include your name and the name of your pet along with their breed, your city of residence and, if you like, add a caption.

Check out the pics we've collected so far in our Pet Paparazzi Gallery!