According to Madison, Montrose Dog Beach was the most fun she has ever had, in her entire life. Knowing she is eleven months old, you know that is a huge thing for her to say! On the way out of the city we stopped at Montrose Dog Beach to see why it gets such rave reviews.
Being older and wiser at four years old, I was a bit unsure about going off leash in a strange place, let alone on a beach with lots of humans and dogs. Despite being the wild child, when it comes right down to it, I’m kind of timid. I decided to stick pretty close to Mom in the beginning, and I tried to keep an eye on Madison who was on a mission to overtake the dog beach and call it her own.
We’ve heard so much about this dog beach from our friends Penny and Zero. They seem to be regulars and being bloggers, they post lots of photos and videos from Montrose Dog Beach. Well, guess who we ran into on the beach? Yes, Penny and Zero! Emma has told us that their blog was the first one she ever followed, and we feel like we know these guys even though we have never met in the furs until now.
In real life, they are the same as in their blog – wild and crazy! Mom wanted to get a shot of all four of us together, but we were all scattered about, and then they had to leave. Oh well, we did get some shots of them at least, part of the hundred or so photos Mom took of us having fun! If you are not a fan of their blog, you really should check it out. They have amazing photos and videos, as well as great writing!
Madison and I spent about ninety minutes at the beach, but it felt more like ten minutes because we were so busy having fun! My little sister has no fear and is not shy about jumping in with strange dogs and bossing them around!
The beach had dogs of all sizes from tiny to extra large. For Madison, who is fairly small, it’s always fun to find dogs smaller than she is.
Some of the dogs had a game of tennis ball going on. Like me and Emma, Madison has no use for tennis balls, BUT she does love to play chase the dog chasing the tennis ball!
I decided to take a stroll with my little sister for a while. Getting wet in the water felt pretty good! There were beach warnings out on that day because of the high waves, but we stuck close to the shore.
Little Madison was on the move, galloping, chasing, playing, the entire time we were at the beach! Can you guess how fast she fell asleep when we got back to the car?
At one point she stopped for a few moments to strike a nice photo pose for our photographer.
A big black dog with a beard approached Madison. She decided to be submissive and laid down to be sniffed.
When the action slowed a bit, Madison cruised the beach, looking for the next fun to begin.
Montrose Dog Beach was so much better than we ever imagined! We definitely want to go back one day! If you are in the Chicago area with your dog, make sure you stop and take a swim! This beach makes for happy dogs!