March 15, 2016 7:54 am

Ruff surf: Beach just for dogs opens in Argentina

WATCH ABOVE: Beach just for dogs opens at the Mar del Plata beaches in Argentina.


Dog owners in Argentina finally have an area in the crowded Mar del Plata beaches where they can let their pets run off the leash.

In what is believed to be the country’s first beach exclusively for dogs, ‘Yes, Playa Canina’ or ‘Yes, dog beach’ offers a recreation square, a private swimming pool, free canine snacks and an a-la-carte menu.

The founders of the service also organize dog walks in a nearby forest.

Gabriel Sapienza and his wife Nair came up with the idea in 2015 when most beaches did not let them in with their pampered canine companion, India.

But entrance to the beach is not free. A half-day at the beach costs around $17 CAD which does not include tents or other equipment.

The pet-friendly nation has the highest ownership rate of dogs in Latin America, according to a survey by Millward Brown.

© 2016 Associated Press

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