By September 25th the dog days of summer will be just a memory, but don’t tell that to the totally tubular tail-waggers from around the world who will ride the tide for a paws cause at the 8th annual Unleashed by Petco Surf City Surf Dog event!
Skilled Spots who have been “California Dreamin'” will have their reverie become a reality when they step on to the sands of Huntington Dog Beach, where a multi-heat surfing competition will determine which rad Rover will be the big day’s Big Kahuna.
Surf City Surf Dog Pre-Events
Prior to all the PAWsome action on the waves, Moondoggies and their human Moms and Dads are invited to attend two Orange County Unleashed SurFUR Swell Hours, complete with:
- canine costume contests
- a SurFUR photo booth
- mocktails and puptails
- dog adoptions
The Unleashed by Petco SurFUR Swell Hours will take place at the Laguna Niguel Unleashed by Petco at 27281 La Paz Road in Laguna Niguel on September 16th and at the San Clemente Unleashed by Petco at 979 Avenida Pico in San Clemente on September 17th.
Surf City Surf Dog Events
Surfing Spots and the pup-loving public are invited to the event’s Opening Ceremony on September 23rd at The Rainwater Gallery and Events Center (526 Main Street in Huntington Beach). For a $10 suggested donation to Surf City Surf Dog’s charity partners, human and tail-wagging attendees can pose on the red carpet and check out snapshots of surf dogs in a photo exhibit that will raise funds for paws causes.
Pet parent’s whose dogs will be hanging twenty on event day can take their beach-loving barking buddy to the SUP with Your Pup meet-up at Pirate Coast Paddle Company (1131 Back Bay Drive in Newport Beach) on September 24th. The afternoon will include a SUP Workshop with Dog Behavior Specialist Chris de Aboitiz from Sup Dog Oz.
The Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach is the second in this year’s Unleashed Double Dog Dare Surf Dog Series, which began in July with the Unleashed by Petco Imperial Beach Surf Dog competition.
A happening with a lot of heart, the event will raise funds for French Bulldog Rescue Network, Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue and Westie Rescue of Orange County and Beyond, as well as for the continued care of Huntington Dog Beach.
Note: If you would like your dog to participate in the surf dog competition, registration closes on September 19th.
When: September 25, 2016 (Check-in for participating pups at 7:30 a.m.; the surf dog competition starts at 8 a.m. and runs until 1:30 p.m., with the finals taking place between 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. The awards presentation and closing ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m.)
Where: Huntington Dog Beach at 100 Goldenwest Street and PCH in Huntington Beach, California
For more information:
- visit http://surfdogevents.com
Photo Credit: Unleashed by Petco Surf City Surf Dog