Friday, March 29, 2013

Loews Surf Dog Competition is Unleashing the Fun This Year with Unleashed by Petco!




The Loews Coronado Bay Surf Dog Competition is unleashing the fun with new friends from Unleashed by Petco. Whether catching a wave with a furry friend or seeking fun on the beach with friends and family, this year’s attendees can expect a fun-filled day at the “2013 Loews Surf Dog Competition- Unleashed by Petco.”

This year’s competition—held on June 22, 2013 in a new location in Imperial Beach, adjacent to the pier—is expected to draw up to 40 surf dogs and thousands of spectators from across the U.S.

New activities include:

·         Unleashed by Petco Dog Park – a chance for you and your pooch to meet some of Unleashed by Petco’s most experienced trainers, as well as to try out toys from Chuckit! Fetch Games, the makers of fun, functional and innovative play toys
·         Loews Coronado Bay VIP Beach Viewing –the newly renovated Loews Coronado Bay invites guests to lounge in a signature Loews Coronado beach chair, stick their toes in the sand and enjoy front row views of the competition. Tickets are $75 per adult and 100 percent of the ticket price will go directly to the ASPCA®
·         Puppy Massage/ People Massage – Loews Coronado Bay’s Sea Spa massage therapists will offer complimentary hand massages, while Unleashed by Petco’s staff will be there to help ease tired surf dogs

Now in its eighth year, this popular canine competition is an extension of Loews Hotels & Resorts award-winning Loews Loves Pets program and has become a hugely successful fundraiser for non-profit organizations. For the second consecutive year, the event will benefit the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). The ASPCA® is the first humane organization established and is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services.

For registration, visit bit.ly/surfdog2013 

To stay in the loop with this year’s contest, Like us: http://facebook.com/LoewsSurfDog

Monday, April 30, 2012

Hounds Hang 20 for Charity!


Loews Coronado Bay Resort thanks everyone involved in the 7th Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition, including our sponsors, judges, surfers and of course our favorite four-legged friends!







Competition Results:


Heat 1 (Small Dogs)
1st Place: Abbie Girl, an Australian Kelpie
2nd Place: Torri, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
3rd Place: Kona, a GSD-mix

Heat 2 (Large Dogs)
1st Place: Ricochet, a Golden Retriever, and ASPCA Dog of the Year
2nd Place: Kalani, Lil SurFUR Girl, a Golden Retriever
3rd Place: Shadow, a Golden Retriever

Heat 3 (Tandem)
1st Place: Zoey, a Jack Russell Terrier, and owners Scott & Tyler Chandler
2nd Place: Ricochet, a Golden Retriever, and Good Morning America Correspondent Cameron Mathison
3rd Place: Ellie Mae, a Miniature Australian Shepherd, and owner Kurt Schmitt

In addition to the competition, this year’s event made history with three Guinness Book of World Records,* including:

• Most amount of dogs surfing on one board at one time (more than 10 dogs)
• Most amount of dogs surfing on one board at one time with a human (Scott Chandler)
• Most amount of dogs surfing on one board at one time with two humans (Scott and Tyler Chandler)

About Loews Hotels’ Good Neighbor Policy:
This popular competition is an extension of Loews Hotels’ award-winning Loews Loves Pets program and has become a successful fundraiser for non-profit organizations. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Loews Hotels’ Good Neighbor Policy, the hospitality industry’s first comprehensive community outreach program, which addresses issues ranging from hunger relief and literacy to green practices and the arts. For more information on Loews Hotels’ Good Neighbor Policy, please click here.

Benefiting Partner: the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first humane organization established in the Americas and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animal welfare. One million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. The ASPCA, which is headquartered in New York City, offers a wide range of programs, including a mobile clinic outreach initiative, its own humane law enforcement team, and a groundbreaking veterinary forensics team and mobile animal CSI unit. For more information, please visit http://www.aspca.org/.

Emcee John Weisbarth
With more than 10 years of live television experience and 5 regional Emmy Awards to his name, John Weisbarth brings his high energy and award winning style to every project he touches. Whether it’s hosting Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football Live online, or at the helm of the San Diego Padres pre and postgame shows (a position he held for an even decade), it’s easy to see that John’s sports background is considerable. However to call him just a sportscaster is a bit of a misnomer…John is an entertainer. Quick witted and affable, John is not afraid to laugh at himself, and his ability to connect with people is one of his greatest assets.


*Event footage will be submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records for official documentation.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

EVENT PARTNERS: Loews Coronado Bay Resort kindly thanks this year's wonderful sponsors.





























































Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Watch the event on the TODAY Show!

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