Coastal Pet Guide

Hit the shores with your furry friend in tow. We've collected our favorite pet products, dog-friendly beaches, beach tips, and even a few puppies who dare to catch a wave.

Our Favorite Pet Bakeries

We’ve rounded up 10 of the best bakeries that specialize in creating tail-wagging treats that will leave your furry friend begging for more.

Polka Dog Bakery
Photo courtesy of Polka Dog Bakery

Polka Dog Bakery

When Deb Gregg and Robert Van Sickle were introduced to a stray boxer with one eye, they decided it would only be fitting to take her in. Not long after, they began to spoil her with freshly baked food, because only the best would do for Pearl. The story of their pup led to the founding of Boston’s Polka Dog Bakery, a canine-only treats shop that offers oven-fresh biscuits prepared especially for a pup’s palate. “All the treats we make for our dogs can be eaten by people, too, but the difference is that we leave out the sugar, salt, and other flavor enhancers that make the treats tasty for us,” Robert says. Boston doggies are gobbling ‘em up, and starting this month Fidos everywhere can get their paws on the all-natural goodies in Target stores.

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Top 21 Beaches, Coast to Coast

Plan your summer getaway now: From white strands to secret coves, we've found the ultimate spots by the shore, plus fabulous lodging so you can stay as long as you like.

The Cove Beach, Cape May, New Jersey