A beach only for visitors with dogs opened in Italian city Rimini. As it is said: “No pets, no entry”. The dog beach “Rimini Dog — No Problem” is equipped with umbrellas, toilets, sunbeds, dog bowls with food and drinks. There is a special zone, an exercise area, where dogs can play with other dogs or their owners. On the Rimini dog beach, there is even a shower where a dog can be washed after bathing in the Adriatic Sea. If the owner needs to go out of the beach, an animal can be looked after by specially trained people. There is also a personal vet for animal visitors.
The authors of this strange beach idea are Luca and Marco Agostini. They also have a usual beach near the dog beach “Rimini Dog — No Problem”. The entrepreneurs say that they were dissatisfied that owners couldn’t take their beloved pets to the beach. Every year more and more families asked them to let them enter with their pets. That is becoming more popular with family traveling. It is known that in Europe it is forbidden to take animals on beaches. The violators of this law are fined.
The owners of the dog beach agreed with some cafes, restaurants and hotels that are nearby to serve clients with dogs. It is unknown what the price for entry on the dog beach is. All the facilities certainly require money. But the comfort is totally worth it.
The entrepreneurs also believe that their idea is a step that can change the situation with different prohibitions related to pets. Perhaps, within time there will be more such dog beaches. Tourists will not leave the animals in the hotel rooms or even at home, asking friends to take care of them. They will finally have an opportunity to spend time with their pets anywhere they would like to.
The idea of Agostini brothers can make Italy a better choice for tourists who don’t want to leave their dogs at home.