Pups helping other pups? It happens frequently at and via the Helen Woodward Animal Center. The Rancho Santa Fe organization regularly hosts memorable parties that put the focus on caring for our furry friends. One of the best-known of the bashes? The annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon, an on-the-waves fundraiser that woofs at Dog Beach in Del Mar each September. Even if your own hound hasn't been practicing her board moves all summer, you can still head to the sand and cheer on the adorable competitors.