Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition
Imperial Beach, California
13 July 2014
Taylor Knox joins as celebrity judge for Imperial Beach event
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 14 July, 2014 - Fifty dogs participated in this year’s Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog competition, which was held on July 13 at Imperial Beach. Judges, which included professional surfer Taylor Knox, selected the winning contestants in each category based on five criteria: length of the ride, size of the wave, the dog’s confidence while riding the wave, the dog’s positioning and the dog’s personality.
This year’s winning pups are:
Small Dogs: First Place: Ziggy, Second Place: Torry, Third Place: Mr. Tuff
Medium Dogs: First Place: Richocet, Second Place: Abbe Girl, Third Place: Kalani
Large Dogs: First Place: Hanzo, Second Place: Turbo, Third Place: King
Tandem: First Place: Hanzo and Kalani, Second Place: Ricochet and Antonio, Third Place: Konakai and Zack.
In addition to the surfing action, Jim Janney, Mayor of IB welcomed the crowd of spectators as they enjoyed everything the event had to offer including a dog park, treats for both dogs and humans, and a dog wash station. Animal care experts were also on hand to ensure all participants were kept safe.
This was the first year Unleashed by Petco took the reigns from Loews, who hosted the event for the past eight years.
Unleashed by Petco is a community oriented pet specialty retailer that focuses on natural nutrition and dog and cat supply essentials. The Unleashed by Petco brand offers more than 100 locations nationwide specializing in natural and organic pet food and treats including a large made-in-the-USA assortment.
As part of the Petco family of brands, Unleashed works with and supports the Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, which has raised more than $125 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Petco Foundation and its partners, we host regular in-store adoption events and help find homes for thousands of animals every year.