Helen Woodward Center Surf Dog Clinics prepare canines for Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon


Helen Woodward Animal Center Surf Dog clinics help prepare pups for the Surf Dog Surf-a-thon.

Taught by Kahuna Bob’s Surf School and pet expert Rob Kuty, from San Diego Pet Training, the classes and cost $45 per dog (one adult per dog), including the required life vests and surf boards. Each clinic is limited to 25 dogs per class and runs an hour in length. Registration is now open for all the Doggie Surf Clinics, scheduled Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Aug. 11, 18 and 25.

Dogs who take to the waves are encouraged to register for Helen Woodward Animal Center’s 7th Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon on Sept. 9. All proceeds from the classes and the annual competition go towards the animals and programs at Helen Woodward Animal Center.

For more information or to register, visit or call 858-756-4117 x 356. You may also stop by Helen Woodward Animal Center at 6461 El Apajo Road, Rancho Santa Fe in Rancho Santa Fe, or log on to