This photo was just submitted to our Pets on Parade photo contest, had to share it on the Photo Blog.
Posted from Santa Cruz, California, United States.
A dog owner tries to coax his pooch along Pacific Avenue Thursday, the first day dogs are allowed in downtown Santa Cruz in 35 years. (Dan Coyro/Sentinel)
Thursday was the first day in 35 years that dogs are welcome in downtown Santa Cruz. (Dan Coyro/Sentinel)
A man tries to keep track of his rambunctious rat terriers in the patio of Santa Cruz City Hall Thursday, the first day dogs have been allowed downtown in 35 years. (Dan Coyro/Sentinel)
A vagabond and his camo-garbed dog amble down Pacific Avenue Thursday, the first day dogs are officially allowed in downtown Santa Cruz in 35 years. (Dan Coyro/Sentinel)
A 12-week-old Chihuahua plays in the grass at Pinto Lake City Park in Watsonville on Wednesday. (Julia Moore/Sentinel)
Shine and Shanti have some unleashed fun at Frederick Street Park will their owners Nikki Brock, left, and Naomi Fuss, who holds her other dog Sophie make their daily visit to the locale. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel)