THE HAUTE DOG organization (pronounced "HOT") is a diverse and growing network of dog owners, lovers, educators, rescuers and supporters. Our common bond has resulted in a unique and lively community of folks who share some qualities of our favorite dogs: devotion, spirit and tenacity.
EDUCATE & INFLUENCE
Through educational outreach and events, we hope to help inspire a better understanding and appreciation of dogs, dispel damaging myths, encourage responsible ownership practices, and offer practical adoption and rescue opportunities.
This Web site is dedicated to my English Bulldogs Rosie and Riley and to all dogs who continue to be brave and loving.
Community Action Team
a 501c3 nonprofit
& Haute Dogs
THE MAIN PURPOSE of the Community Action Team (CAT) is to promote social well-being among the general public. As a 501c3 nonprofit corporation governed by a board of directors, contributions to CAT are tax deductible and are used to help produce quality events within our community that benefit children, animals and the environment.
Justin Rudd's nonprofit 501c3 C.A.T. IS AN UMBRELLA organization that includes:
4Halloween Kids' Costume Contest
4July 4 Kids' Bike Parade
4Haute Dog Poetry Contest
4Interfaith Blessing of the Animals
4$1,000 National Elementary School Spelling Bee
4National Adult Spelling Bee
4Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest
4Haute Dogs on the Beach events
4Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
4Operation Easter Basket
4Operation Santa Paws
45k/10k Long Beach Turkey Trot
4monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanups
4Beds, Bikes, Bears & Blankets giveaway to those in need
4Clothing giveaways to the underserved
4Bulldog Beauty Contest
4Long Beach Losers - a 12-week weight-loss contest
42nd Street Walkers
4Long Beach Giving Project
4Long Beach Bake-Off
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Rosie's Dog Beach in Long Beach is open daily, 6 a.m to 8 p.m., 5000 E. Ocean Blvd. @ Argonne Ave. MAP
WHERE IS ROSIE'S DOG BEACH?
5000 E. Ocean Blvd. At the water, between Roycroft and Argonne avenues in the Belmont Shore neighborhood of Long Beach (zip 90803), a few blocks east of the Belmont Pier and Olympic pool. Enter the beachfront parking lot at Bennett Ave. (quarter/15 min.) or free street parking. CLICK HERE for a driving directions and a MAP.
celebrate! June 24, 2013, will be the 12-year anniversary of dogs being allowed to legally play off-leash on the beach in Long Beach.
This beach area was officially renamed "Rosie's Dog Beach" on Aug. 3, 2010, to honor the life of Rosie the Bulldog, the dog who inspired this canine wonderland. It remains the only off-leash dog beach in L.A. County (10 million inhabitants).
Please Thank City Officials for Rosie's Dog Beach
g ROSIE'S DOG BEACH RULES/LAWS
1. Only one dog per adult. If you have two dogs, please bring an adult friend with you.
2. No dog shall be outside the orange traffic cones without being on-leash, held by an adult. Dogs can be off-leash only within the orange-coned area
3. Wear collar and registration tags at all times.
4. Dogs are not allowed to walk on the bike path (only to cross it).
5. Enter the orange-coned, off-leash area from the parking lot only. Dog are not allowed to enter from the Granada Boat Launch Ramp.
6. No aggressive dogs.
7. Hours are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily. Have fun!
(MORE RULES BELOW)
CLICK HERE to e-mail city officials and local newsleaders to let them know that you enjoy Rosie's Dog Beach! For Rosie's Dog Beach questions or comments, please contact the City of Long Beach Dept. of Parks, Rec. & Marine at (562) 570-3100.
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3 ACRES FOR 11+ YEARS
Off-leash Dog Beach in Long Beach Since 2001
< Open 6 a.m. - 8 p.m., daily
HISTORY WAS MADE when, for the first time in more than 30 years, dogs were permitted to play on a Long Beach city beach on Sun., June 24, 2001, despite complaints from nearby residents that the pooches would leave a mess behind when the day was done. In order to both comply and defy existing ordinances banning unleashed dogs, the city allowed some K-9 freedom on the beach in what was called a "special event" to qualify for the one-time status. Local resident Justin Rudd and his bulldog Rosie organized and hosted that special event -- and the next 20 or so monthly, Sunday dog beach special events that continued successfully through the summer of 2003. Then, after a 15-month Rudd-led pilot program, daily beach off-leash access began in August 2003 and ended Oct. 31, 2004, when the Long Beach City Council unanimously approved the permanent Dog Beach Zone. This beach area was officially renamed "Rosie's Dog Beach" on Aug. 3, 2010, to honor the life of Rosie the Bulldog, the dog who inspired this canine wonderland. It remains the only off-leash dog beach in L.A. County (10 million inhabitants).
PLENTY OF PARKING
800+ parking spaces. From Ocean Blvd, enter the parking lot at the Belmont Olympic Pool, 1 Bennett Ave. for the beachfront metered parking lot -- 25 cents every 15 minutes from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., daily. Also, there is FREE parking after approx. 5 p.m., daily when you enter the beachfront lot at the end of Granada Ave.
FOUNTAIN OF WOOF
There is a low, made-for-doggie water fountain on the beach at the parking lot at Argonne Ave. (near the sidewalk and yellow flag on a pole)
Rosie's Dog Beach is 235 yards along the water and 60 yards deep (2.9 acres). 5000 E. Ocean Blvd.
CLICK: Dog Beach Safety Tips
ROSIE'S DOG BEACH needs volunteer ambassadors to help ensure its success. Volunteers can help to hand out brochures, answer questions and urge compliance with DOG BEACH rules. Please let us know what day(s)/time(s) works best for you. There is no formal training. E-mail Justin@JustinRudd.com to sign up.
Rosie's Dog Beach Rules & Laws
DOGS ARE NOT permitted on the beach at any time other than the scheduled hours, or at any place other than Rosie's Dog Beach. Each dog must be under the control of an adult, and only one dog per adult is permitted. The dog must be under visual and voice control by the owner at all times. The dog owner shall use a suitable container or instrument to remove dog waste and shall dispose of it in waste containers provided for that purpose. Aggressive dogs are not permitted.
DOG OWNERS ARE entirely responsible for their dog’s actions, and accept the risk of allowing their dog to interact with people, other dogs, existing beach conditions, and City vehicles.
Owners are legally responsible for any injury caused by dogs. All dogs must wear a collar with current tags. Dogs must have current vaccinations, tags and be licensed (a current license from any jurisdiction is okay. (For instance, a dog from Lakewood should be registered with Lakewood Animal Control and must be wearing the dog tag provided by Lakewood Animal Control). Children shall be accompanied by an adult during Rosie's Dog Beach hours. If you live in Long Beach, CLICK HERE to get your dog licensed. CLICK HERE for all Long Beach laws concerning dogs, including all laws about the Rosie's Dog Beach.
6.16.310 Rosie's Dog Beach Laws. ordinance C-7859
Notwithstanding any other Ordinance or Rule of the City of Long Beach, dogs may be permitted, during the below mentioned times of day, on that part of the beach of the City of Long Beach bounded between the halfway point between Argonne and St. Joseph Avenues (the eastern boundary) and the halfway point between Roycroft and Quincy Avenues (the eastern boundary) from the waterline to the designated boundary markers located approximately 60 yards from the water line (the northern boundary) to be designated by appropriate posting by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine. Dogs are permitted on this designated part of the beach for the purpose of exercise. The hours that dogs may be so on the beach shall be set at the discretion of the Director of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine. Permission for dogs to be on this designated area of the beaches of the City of Long Beach may be revoked at any time by the Director of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine by appropriate posting at the designated area mentioned above.
With regard to said use of this designated part of the beach of the City of Long Beach:
A. The dog exercise area must be accessed from adjacent parking lot in 90-degree angle to the marked boundaries of the dog exercise area.
B. Each dog must be under the control of an adult, and only one dog per adult is permitted. The dog must be under visual and voice control by owner/guardian at all times. Dogs that do not respond to voice commands are not permitted.
C. All dogs must wear a collar with current tags.
D. All dogs must have current vaccinations and licenses.
E. As a condition of admission to such dog exercise area, the owner/guardian of such dog shall use a suitable container or instrument to remove dog feces and shall dispose of it in waste containers provided for that purpose.
F. Aggressive dogs are not permitted. Owners are legally responsible for any injury caused by their dogs.
G. Dogs shall not be left unattended.
H. Dogs under four (4) months old are not permitted.
I. Female dogs in heat are not permitted.
J. Professional dog trainers may not use the dog exercise area to conduct classes or individual instruction.
K. Children shall be accompanied by an adult and shall not run, shout, scream, wave their arms, or otherwise excite or antagonize dogs.
L. Bicycles, roller blades, roller skates, skateboards, strollers, and the like, are not permitted. Wheelchairs and other aids for the disabled are permitted.
M. Spiked collars on dogs are not permitted.
N. The owner/guardian of a dog must have in his/her possession a leash for the dog which shall be worn by the dog at all times that the dog is ingressing/egressing the dog exercise area.
O. Dog owners/guardians shall provide drinking water for their dogs.
P. No food of any kind is permitted in the dog exercise area during the designated hours.
Q. Dog owners/guardians shall otherwise comply with all rules governing the beaches and relevant parking regulations.
R. No one shall play any team sport including but not limited to football, baseball, soccer, rugby and volleyball during the designated dog exercise hours. The use of a frisbee or a small, retrievable ball is permitted.
S. Use of the dog exercise area by the dog shall constitute implied consent of the dog's owner to all regulations and shall constitute a waiver of liability to the City of Long Beach and an agreement to protect, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the City of Long Beach, its officials and employees for any injury or damage caused by a dog when the dog is not on a leash.
Rosie's Dog Beach Enforcement
DOG OWNERS WHO FAIL to comply with the regulations set forth by Ordinance may be cited. Citations may be written by: Animal Control Officers, Police Officers, Marine Patrol Officers, Park Rangers and/or Lifeguards.