CANIDAE sponsored Surf Dog Ricochet, the SURFice dog who lives a lifestyle of pawing it forward while raising funds and awareness for human and animal causes, and our own Diane Matsuura’s yellow lab Hailey competed in the 2010 Helen Woodward Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon held September 12th in Del Mar, California.
This year’s Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon drew a crowd over over 4,000 spectators who came to cheer for doggie surfers and their owners in addition to helping raise money for animal adoptions and educational programs.
The Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon is a fun event that raises funds for orphaned animals at the Helen Woodward Animal Center located in Rancho Sante Fe, California. Owners and their pets participated in 20 minute heats based on the dog’s weight class. They were judged on their ability to ride the waves, have fun and stay on their boards. There were 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for each weight class and the first place winners moved on to the finals. This event helped raise awareness and money for orphaned pets while promoting responsible pet ownership.