Did You See the Surfing Dogs?

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The calendar may have said that it’s January 2nd, but it looked more like endless summer as the surfing dogs on the Lucy Pet Products beachside paradise-themed float, the winner of this year’s Most Extraordinary Float honor!

Today Lucy Pet Products celebrated the start of the new year by helping to set two new Guinness World Records during the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.

Officially the longest and heaviest float in the world, the 126-foot-long, 74.1-ton Lucy Pet’s Gnarly Crankin’ K-9 Wave Maker wowed the crowed as it coasted down Colorado Boulevard with eight totally tubular tail-waggers who showed spectators and TV viewers how to hang 20:

  • Lucy Pet Foundation Ambassador Surfin’ Jack
  • Sully, an English Bulldog whose gnarly moves made him the first place winner at the 2016 Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition in Imperial Beach, California
  • Coppertone, a miniature Dachshund with a big heart who has gained fame for her appearance on America’s Funniest Videos and for her title as honorary mayor of San Diego
  • Fred, a five-year-old McNab Shepherd who learned how to surf in his family’s pool
  • Haole, a Labrador Retriever who is the AmbassaDOG of Ventura
  • Macho, a Jack Russell Terrier who lives up to his name as an AKC National Champion Dock Diver
  • Turbo, a rescue Golden Retriever with a heart of gold who won first place in the XL Dogs division at the 2015 Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon in Del Mar, California
  • Rooster, an Australian Shepherd who has a lot to crow about, as he has his Master Dock Diving title

Along with Lucy Pet Foundation’s ambassador Surfin’ Jack, Ricky the Cat — the spokesCAT of Lucy Pet Products and The Lucy Pet Foundation — also made an appearance on the float to represent all of our feline friends. She may not have ridden the waves like her barking buddies, but she loved waving to the approximately one million people lined up along the parade route!

KTLA shared this cute clip of the “Moondoggies” in motion:

As the float made its way down the parade’s path it also shone a spotlight on Lucy Pet Products‘ “Products with a Cause,” which raises funds for a non-profit organization which helps companion animals in need get on the path to a better tomorrow. Proceeds from all of the items sold by the family-owned and operated company aids The Lucy Pet Foundation, which spayed/neutered 4,000 dogs and cats in 2016 in its continuing effort to end pet overpopulation and needless euthanasia.

Photo Credit: Lucy Pet Products

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About Grace Sydney

Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of DogTipper.com and CatTipper.com, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.