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Canines Hit the Waves for 2013 Loews Surf Dog Competition - Unleashed By Petco

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Thousands of people and their canine counterparts celebrated summer's arrival at the 2013 Loews Surf Dog Competition -- Unleashed by Petco on Saturday at Imperial Beach, California. Witnesses saw over forty surf dogs shred the waves in hopes of winning....

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mar l ene dinkins (264)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 11:34 am
noted !!!!I will be afraid of this activity with my own doggies!!!!!I will never take chances like this. but thx for the the post !!!!!!

. (0)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 12:24 pm
I was glad to see the ASPCA there looking to adopt dogs.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 8:31 pm
My dogs barely accept a bath so I cant see surfboards underneath the Xmas tree this year, for my lot!

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 8:56 pm
Intriguing, I suspect these dogs kept a lot cooler surfing than a lot of us landlubbers.

Debbie Crowe (87)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 3:45 am
Awwww... They look like they were having fun! That's what counts!

Judith Hand (55)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:58 am
Noted. In my experience, the doggies love this!

Malgorzata Zmuda (200)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 12:25 pm
Niektóre psy to lubią, mój nie.

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:40 pm
I hope the dogs enjoy this activity.

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 10:14 pm
The look on the faces of the dogs in the photo is NOT a look of pleasure. Let dogs just be dogs. Dogs don't surf.

Michael Carney (217)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 11:24 pm
Noted, while it's a cute picture, I have to agree with Brigitta...

Ilona V (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 6:11 am
Thanks. Noted but I am unsure whether they like it or not.

Connie O (44)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:53 am
some amazing photos ... ty

Sara Williams (8)
Friday June 28, 2013, 9:05 am
Our dogs love water, but I would never risk them getting hurt by making them do this.

Dianne D (490)
Friday June 28, 2013, 9:35 am
I can't believe these dogs WANT to do this and I believe this is animal cruelty and those involved - including PetCo - needs to be prosecuted. I will not be doing business with Petco for promoting events like this.

Ruth C (87)
Friday June 28, 2013, 10:49 am
So true Dianne, and lets not forget that PetCo did not do anything to stop the animal abuse that their employees were doing to the animals that they sold in their stores!

Carol H (229)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 4:42 am
awesome, thanks Barb

Sara P (54)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 11:13 am
First of all I don't know if the dogs really want to do this and second I read the comments of Dianne and Ruth about the PetCo so........if I've to belive in, this people treat not well animals :(((((((

Shaheen N (64)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 11:56 am

Mary Furlong (199)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 12:08 pm
Well, I think some breeds are much more comfortable in the water than others. Also, I think if a dog is introduced to water early in life they quickly gain confidence and develop a real appreciation for it. For all of you that seem to feel this is unnatural for a dog I ask you is it any more unnatural than it is for a guide dog to perform its duties or for any dog to perform even the simplest tasks like "sit" and "stay"...all these tasks are also learned behavior. I had a pit-bull who boldly lept off 10 foot cliffs with me into the Atlantic Ocean, I never "taught" him to do it, in fact it never even occurred to me. One day he just decided to follow my lead. I can promise you he enjoyed it!!!

Laurie H (817)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 5:21 pm
"Speed and Danger" not a comfort zone for me when it comes to beloved fur babies. Maybe some are more at ease & accustomed to this. To me it would be easy to see how they're reacting. Petco is not on my "Compassion List" as well.~~ Thanks for this so much Barb & Sara for sending!!~

Jo S (619)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 6:53 pm
I had a daredevil lie dog and at first was scared to death for him. Then I realized he loved it, so Bravo!
Noted and shared.
Thanks Barb & Sara.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 1:15 am
Just wonderful Barb! Thanks! They seem to be enjoying themselves!

Joy Wong (103)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 3:33 am
Thanks Barb, wow... they sure are enjoying themselves.

. (0)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 6:09 am
First, happy dogs look happy, and very few of those here look even vaguely amused. Perhaps they think the next stop may be a Petco animal motel such as the one now featured in an article circulating on Care2. For those who have not read it (apparently everyone who commented here and at least most who noted this item), a dog dropped off at one such facility was dead two hours later, and this the second death of exactly the same sort at the same Petco animal motel. Given this, it hardly seems the right time to be giving Petco a boost. Nor were those deaths the only controversy Petco has stepped in. What I rather suspect is that there are far too many news items and actions circulating among few truly active members, the result in this case being that they cancel one another out. And the bottom line being that Care2 is one of the least effective of all social action sites. (The venerable and highly-regarded magazine The Economist ranks as the best of them all, if anyone should be curious.)

Sergio Padilla (65)
Friday July 5, 2013, 6:51 pm
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