Category Archives: La Jolla

Rescue Dogs Can Make Great Family Members

dougieI was actually opposed to the idea of getting a dog, since I knew I would end up being the primary care taker – not my kids who were the ones begging to get one! Then we walked by an Open Arms Rescue setup outside of a pet supply store and met Dougie (named “Spunky” at the time).  It was his sweet, calm disposition that sold us on him.  He didn’t yap and whine, nor smother us with wiggling excitement and licks.  He was calm and serene, and looked like a truly gentle spirit.  We took him home for an extended visit (about a week) to see if he would get along with our cat and fit into our family.  He turned out to be absolutely perfect – friendly to every other dog on walks, sweet to the kids and the cat, and never barks when left alone.  We couldn’t be happier with our new member of the family!

This weekend, August 1-2, Coldwell Banker offices in communities across the United States, along with shelters and rescue groups in the Adopt-a-Pet.com network, will join forces for one of the largest adoption events of the year.  This nationwide event builds on the success of the “Homes for Dogs Project,” a national campaign hosted by Coldwell Banker® and Adopt-a-Pet.com, that aims to find homes for 20,000 adoptable dogs in 2015.  If you are interested in a pure bred, please know you can still adopt a rescue animal.  There are several rescue groups that are breed specific such as Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue Group, Inc., Maltese Rescue California, Southern California Pomeranian Rescue and more.   We hope you will consider attending one of the events this weekend and adopting a new member of your family. Please use this link to find an event near you: The Homes for Dogs National Adoption Weekend.

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Summer is a great time to enjoy San Diego Beaches!

del-mar-del-mar-city-beach-1Though we are lucky enough to enjoy our beaches year round in San Diego, summer is definitely a time of year when there is a noticeable uptick in the crowds at local beaches. Like elsewhere in the country, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer here in San Diego. Whether you are looking for a place to surf, have a bonfire, take your dogs or search tide pools – North San Diego County has a great beach for you.  As experts in the area we can happily direct you to the surf spots in Cardiff, the bonfire pits at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, Dog Beach in Del Mar and the tide pools in Solana Beach. For a listing of area beaches and their features, be sure to check out The San Diego Visitor’s Website Beach Guide . If you are going to enjoy the water, you might also want to check out the local San Diego Surfline Surf Report and County of San Diego Beach Water Quality site for water safety following the rain.

If you are looking for a great beach home  – call us or peruse options using the “Home Search” on www.DreamHomesByTheBeach.com!  We specialize in the North San Diego Coastal real estate and would love to help you find a property – whether it is a hill-top ocean view estate in La Jolla, a house on the sand in Del Mar or a condo on the bluffs in Solana Beach, we know the coastal towns and would love the opportunity to work with you to find you a jewel among the San Diego Dream Homes By The Beach!