AEST 00:00, Mon Jul 30 2012
A Japanese beach has been packed with pet owners and their beloved dogs.
Dogs and their owners are allowed to use Takeno Beach between the months of June and September.
There are only a few pet-only beaches in Japan.
Dogs are encouraged to wear life jackets and owners are required to clean up after them.
(Photos by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)