Dog Days of Summer
From a barking boogie boarded to a fetching doggy duo, here are some of our readers' furry friends.
Koa and Makana
Koa and Makana can't pass up a good piece of driftwood—even if it means sharing!
Owner: Lisa Wakida, Kirkland, WA
Captain Hogan plots the course.
Owner: Jennifer Aftanas, Nanaimo, BC
Shih tzu/Maltese mix Hinckley isn't a water dog by breed, but he's a water dog by choice.
Owner: Bethany Sotsky, Wayne, NJ
“Brutus loves his beach chair more than anything. In fact, we have to pack his chair wherever we go to the beach, otherwise he will steal ours!” —Julie Mandeville, Naples, FL
"This is Nelly at Whitehorse Beach in Plymouth, MA. She was beside herself happy with all the waves and beautiful white sand. She almost did flips!" —Chrissy McGilvray, Boston, MA
“My boxer, Chloe, happiest hobby is running full-speed on the beach. I love this picture, because I feel it captures the pure essence of how much she loves the coast!” —Abraham Odrezin, Birmingham, AL
“Our 12-year-old Yorkie, Jack, loves jumping in and out of sand buckets—and we love photographing him doing it!” —DeAnn Cataldie, Baton Rouge, LA
“Schatzenheimer, our longhair dachshund, is a true nautical dog whose favorite pastime is cruising the river in his favorite beach vest!” —Kristi Eberhard, Henderson, NV
“I took this photo right after I got a brand new camera, so naturally I wanted to test it out on my favorite subject!” —Kat Hanafin, Scituate, MA
A special thanks to IAMS as our pet photo contest sponsor. For more, visit iams.com.