Petcations

From a canine weight loss camp to a dog surfing contest, devoted animal lovers go to extremes on these pet getaways.

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In the Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition, each dog has 10 minutes to catch his or her top two waves and is scored on confidence level, length of ride and overall ability to 'grip it and rip it.' 960 1280

Loews Coronado Bay Resort  

The Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition is an extension of Loews Hotels' award-winning Loews Loves Pets program and has become a hugely successful fundraiser for non-profit organizations. 960 1280

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Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition is the nation's original surfing competition for man's best friend. 960 1280

Loews Coronado Bay Resort  

Pups can compete in the small dog, large dog or tandem (dog and owner on the same surfboard) categories. 960 1280

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Huntington Beach, aka Surf City USA, is going to the dogs when it hosts the sixth annual Surf City Surf Dog, set for September of 2014. 960 1280

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Located in Orange County, Huntington Beach is a beach town known for hosting elite surfing tournaments, including the US Open of Surfing, the largest surfing competition in the world, and the first of its kind, Surf City Surf Dog. 960 1280

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A Jack Russell Terrier rides on the nose of his surfboard during the Loews Surf Dog Competition in Imperial Beach. 960 1280

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Surf dog Abbie gives her owner Michael Uy a lick after catching a wave during a training session in Del Mar, California. The 'Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon,' like many of the growing number of dog surfing events being held in southern California each year, is a fundraiser for pet-related charities. 960 1280

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A two-year-old Pug named Bentley rides a wave at the 4th annual Helen Woodward Animal Center "Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon" at dog beach in Del Mar. 960 1280

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These top dogs win awards for their "best in show" surfing ability. 960 1280

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This English Bulldog's surfing style is quite unique: ride the surfboard laying down. 960 1280

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A proud owner cheers as her dog rides a wave to the beach. 960 1280

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Now, that's talent: two people and a dog ride a wave on one surfboard. 960 1280

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This pooch gets points for style in her tropics-inspired costume. 960 1280

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English Bulldogs Louie and Betsy ride a wave together during the Loews Surf Dog Competition in Imperial Beach. 960 1280

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Pups are judged for their ability to 'grip it and rip it' at the Loews Surf Dog Competition. 960 1280

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