To get up close and personal with a new furry friend for the day, stop by the shelter to meet the pups, and inquire about a beach trip. They'll likely be able to arrange for you to take one down to walk the beach. They typically have an average of 50 dogs in foster care at any given time, and they could all use some extra attention.
If you're serious about adopting, the folks at Potcake Place will help arrange it. You should be ready for some questions, though, since they do background checks on all new potential puppy parents. Once you're cleared, they'll set up an appointment with a vet, and get you squared away to bring it home. Adoptions are technically free of charge, though they are a non-profit after all, so donations are encouraged.