This proposal was emailed to the Voulsia County Council on June 18th, 2021, a revision on June 21st, 2021 was emailed and a hard copy was handed to them on June 22nd, 2021.
Please feel free to read over, contact us with any questions, and email the County Council. Ask them why was it not given a mere thought?
August 2022- Daytona Beach - Better City for Pets Press Release from The City of Daytona Beach. The City of Daytona Beach has received a Pet-Friendly Certification through the “Better Cities for Pets” program from Mars Petcare. The certification recognizes cities that have met or exceeded pet friendliness standards. The effort to earn the certification was spearheaded by Daytona Dog Beach, Inc., a local nonprofit committed to the welfare of pets. Certified cities have programs and policies that make it easier for pets and their owners to live a happy, healthy life together. Daytona Beach met its benchmarks across various traits that support pet-friendly shelters, homes, parks and businesses. The certification recognized Daytona Beach’s efforts to welcome pets, offer pet friendly programs and amenities and help keep people and pets together in tough times. Daytona Beach’s multiple programs and policies to support a pet-friendly community include an animal tethering policy and mandatory spay and neuter ordinance.
May 2022- Ruff, Rock & Roll Pawty! A Year Worth Celebrating!! Daytona Dog Beach, Inc. celebrated its 1-yr anniversary at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach on May 25th. Hard Rock, itself pet friendly, hosted our dog friendly “pawty” on the Avalon Terrace, overlooking the ocean. The evening was pawfect! We thank our many raffle and drink sponsors and Author, Barry Kukes, who hosted a book signing. Attendees received a generous swag bag too! Food, drinks, anniversary cake, dog treats, music and play pools made for a memorable event for all. All pups, and even their people, were so well behaved, the Hard Rock Hotel invited us back for another event should we want.
January 2022- Daytona Dog Beach, Inc. is pleased to host an exciting new event in 2022 that offers participants a chance to volunteer in a beach cleanup, while enjoying a leisurely stroll with their dog. Go to our Events page to learn more!
July 10th, 2021- Daytona Dog Beach, Inc. held our 1st member meeting, and it was a success. What a great group of people, committed to "Putting Paws in the Sand.
July 5th, 2021- Daytona Dog Beach, Inc. had our first ever beach cleanup between Zelda St. Beach Ramp and University Blvd Beach Ramp. Between the 10 volunteers that came and participated in the beach cleanup 30lbs. of trash was collected and removed.
June 23rd, 2021-- Daytona Dog Beach Inc. has asked all members, friends, dog lovers to write to Volusia County Council and request they rescind their decision on Item 04 File # 8932. If you wish to do so to support this cause, please email all below.
June 22nd, 2021 -- Daytona Dog Beach, Inc. Board of Directors attended the Volusia County Council meeting representing our organization and members of Daytona Dog Beach, Inc. Our goal was to seek council’s approval on an option to expand dog friendly beach access on Volusia County beaches, and our desire and willingness to partner with them to make additional dog beaches successful. Unfortunately, we are sorry to report that the Volusia County Council voted 5-1 to continue their ban of dogs on the beach. We lost this battle, but please keep hopeful, our fight continues. We will issue more in the days ahead about our next steps. In the meantime, we encourage you to express your feelings about their disappointing decision by email or mail, as you feel appropriate. Jeff Brower was the only who wanted to find a solution that would offer us an opportunity to at least offer a trial period. He suggested our proposed site, between University Boulevard and Zelda Avenue as an option worthy of consideration.
Their emails are:
Please include your:
Click on the County Council member to get contact information. You can use the District Map link to the right to determine your specific representative.
www.volusia.org › government › county-council › districts-map
June 12th, 2021 -- Our first in person membership meeting was held, adding another 5 people to our leadership team, our beach ambassador structure was agreed upon, we launched online donations and merchandise sales.
June 11th, 2021 -- The Facebook group hit 700 members.
June 8th, 2021 -- Based on results from a membership poll, Daytona Dog Beach Inc. announced our logo and slogan, “Putting Paws in the Sand.”
May 12th, 2021 -- Daytona Dog Beach, Inc. launched our website.
May 5th, 2021--Daytona Dog Beach filed for Articles of Incorporation as a not-for-profit corporation, Daytona Dog Beach, Inc., with the Florida Department of State. We believe this step will position us to best accomplish our goal of more dog friendly beaches within Volusia County. We have informed the County Council and their team of this announcement and our desire and willingness to partner with them to bring additional dog beaches to fruition.
April 20th, 2021-- Administrators of the Daytona Dog Beach Facebook group went to the Volusia County Council meeting and represented the group in front of the council. There were citizens for and against new dog beaches in Volusia County. in the end the County Council voted unanimously for staff to continue discussion to allow dogs on the beach. This is a very positive outcome, and we thank the council for approving this key step forward. We will continue to explore ways to support the efforts. More to follow...
January 28th, 2021-- Daytona Dog Beach Facebook Page was created by Robert Lewis. This was the start of his dream of bringing like minded people together for a great cause and in hope of creating a community were dog lovers can take their furry friends to the beach on the ocean.
Daytona Dog Beach, Inc. is pleased to host People & Paws Monthly Beach Cleanups. Tickets must be requested to join in the event, as there is a 100-person limit. Participants are invited to join us at the cleanup, with or without their dog. Rules include that dogs are leashed, under control, vaccinated, licensed and cleaned up after. Waivers will be mandatory for all participants, those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. An additional waiver will be mandatory for those bringing their dog.