‘SurFURs’ Ruled the Waves in Del Mar

The Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon, an annual animal fundraiser, saw a host of hangin'-loose Lassies and Laddies.

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The 13th annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon brought the dog-tastic spirit to Del Mar on Sunday, Sept. 9. Pictured: The caboodle of cute costume contest winners.
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The 13th annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon brought the dog-tastic spirit to Del Mar on Sunday, Sept. 9. Pictured: The caboodle of cute costume contest winners.
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The sponsor for the day? Blue Buffalo. The turnout? "(T)housands" of humans came to both participate and cheer on the pups. This sweet bulldog? Chillin' 'n thrillin'.
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A round of applause, please, for a trio of "Best"-ies: Gidget, Sugar, and Turbo.
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Carson and mom Jill share a sweet moment on the beach.
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Carson also took to the Pacific in a bright pink safety vest.
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Cherie was also looking mighty bright in pink and orange, and very steadfast in her gaze and concentration.
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Derby summoned a peaceful aura, thanks to a statement necklace and fringed top.
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Over 70 dogs competed, including Fred. Hi, Fred.
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The freestyle competition saw a lot of people-pup teamwork.
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This little sweetie went with a shore-sweet theme, shirt-wise.
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Something sweet? All of the proceeds from the event, as in 100%, go to help the Helen Woodward Animal Center, which is located in Rancho Santa Fe.
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JoJo was out there, representing the corgi contingent.
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Spaniel-riffic sightings were part of the day. Samson and Delilah, two of the King Charles Spaniels pictured here, won prizes for being "top earners" for the fundraiser.
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Ryan and Sugar shared a bonding moment on a beachside board.
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Go Teddy! The Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon brought the smiles on Sunday, Sept. 9 to Del Mar Dog Beach. Want to surf with your hound in 2019? Check in with the Helen Woodward Animal Center, which holds lessons all summer long.
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