The Surf’s Up!


Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition


Dogs Love the sand and the sea and this year about fifty dogs are expected to participate in the Surf Dog  competition, which will be held on July 13, 2014 in Imperial Beach, CA, adjacent to the pier. Always a crowd favorite, thousands of spectators from across the U.S. will join in on the fun.

The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., will include a dog park, treats for both dogs and humans and a dog wash station.  Animal care experts will also be on hand to ensure all participants are kept safe.

This is the first year Unleashed by Petco will take the reigns from Loews, who hosted the event for the past eight years. The competition will look similar to the great event that has been a staple in San Diego for years, but Unleashed by Petco is hoping to really take things to the next level while carrying on the Surf Dog tradition with the same sentiment and pride.

The event will benefit the San Diego Humane Society.

Those who are interested in participating can register at

Even if your dog doesn’t ride the waves, it will be a great doggie social.

tip of the day

Courtesy: The Kong Company
Courtesy: The Kong Company

Distraction toys such as a Kong can provide additional hours of fun if you stuff it with Ultramix sweet potato or pumpkin puree and freeze the toy until the puree is solid. Be sure to give the stuffed Kong to your dog outside or somewhere where you won’t mind cleaning up the mess – if he doesn’t lick up everything for you! Peanut butter is another great option. Courtesy Kong