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Create a section of the beach that will allow dogs and become a dog-friendly community.

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Allow Dogs on a Section of Tybee Island's Beach

 Sign this petition to push for change in regulation on Tybee Island. This is an attempt to rally support and have city council consider allowing dogs on the beach, and boost the community's dog-friendliness.


Potential Perks from dogs on Tybee's beach:

  • 1. Local Chatham County residents won't have to drive to Hilton Head or St. Simmons to take their dogs to the beach. 

  • 2. Tybee Island businesses benefit financially from dog owners. 

  • 3. Daily and Annual dog passes will generate revenue for the city.

  • 4. Tybee can tap into the growing niche market of companion pet travelers.

  • 5. Restaurants can offer dog-nights and increase sales.

  • 6.Dogs make people happy and allow for people to network building the community.

  • 7. Potential dog events will bring local visitors to Tybee for a day of fun.


St. Simmons, Jekyll, and Hilton Head islands all allow dogs on certain sections of their beaches during certain hours without major environmental or social destruction. Why not Tybee Island too?

Local advocates have attempted to change regulations to allow dogs on certain areas of the beach for years; unfortunately, city council has yet to budge. The last time the issue was addressed in a city counsil meeting was 2009. It is time to make a change.

For evidence of the growing niche market of vacationing with dogs, and an example of a successful dog event in Savannah go to Dogs on Tybee and Benefits of Dog-Friendly Communities for research that was conducted in a report regarding the benefits of dog-friendliness. 

Utilize democratic leverage by signing and submitting this, and share with family, friends, and co-workers on social media and via email to make a change. Thank you.

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