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

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.

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