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Dog surfing contest fundraises for to help animals

Scores of pooches will hang ten around Imperial Beach, California this weekend as canines and their owners are set to participate in the annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog competition.

"He's really passionate about it. He sees this as a game and he wants to play. I'm sure he's ridden more waves than any other dogs," Bruce Hooker told the news source about his sporty companion, Buddy. The Jack Russell Terrier will be competing in this year's festivities against dozens of other four-legged participants.

The money raised from the event will go onto to help animals at the San Diego Police Canine Unit. Still, many pet owners maintain that there's more than just a monetary benefit to the sport.

"That type of team work helped build up this bond we've been working on since we first started rehabilitating her. As that bond grows stronger…they start to shine," Michael Uy, who adopted four-year-old Abbie from an animal rescue shelter last year, told the news outlet.

Pet owners who aren't interested in surfing should still try to get their dog some exercise. According to HealthyHappyDogs.com, letting your pooch walk, run or swim on a regular basis will help them stay calm and relaxed at home.ADNFCR-2796-ID-19793980-ADNFCR
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