Saturday, October 24, 2009

Surfing dogs

Surfing dogs take to the water for charity

Once again - dogs have a great day at the beach (these dogs are having great fun!)

Launched in 2006, the contest started out as a fun way that pet owners could ride the surf with their pets and raise a little money for charity.

Since then, this charity event has mushroomed into a major event that draws 4000 people and national television coverage. The dogs are judged on several criteria - the length of the ride, the size of the wave ridden and their on-board maneuvers.

Dogs receive extra points if they surf without their owner, and if they stand on the board rather than lie down.

Just another reason we love our dogs so much! They have fun, and help good causes - this event raised $17,500.00