Lucy Pet Takes The Trophy At The Tournament Of Roses

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis

The new year started off in surfing style for some top wave-riding doggies on a totally tubular wave-making float that honors in the 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.

Lucy Pet’s Gnarly Crankin’ K9 Wave Maker float was built by Fiesta Parade Floats and powered by Ford Motor Company, but the best thing about it wasn’t the records it broke for being the longest and heaviest float ever in the parade. No, it was judged as the most spectacular float and featured on various local and network television stations and the stars, who according to news anchors, “stole the show,’ were the cutest surfing dogs they’d ever seen. NBC Today show weatherman Al Roker was so excited about the float, his praising commentary about the surfing pooches went viral, and was trending nationally on social media sites!

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Founder and owner of Lucy Pet Products Joey Herric said that winning the tropy was a true honor, and a testament to the commitment that everyone who worked on the float had to making it happen. While Herrick said he couldn’t be more proud of the float and team than he was, he was most thrilled that the purpose of the float–to bring awareness to the 80,000 cats and dogs that are euthanized every week in the United States–was made known on such a large, national level. He hopes that the message to spay and neuter pets is even more widespread now as a result.

The award-winning float theme was a beachside paradise, and what paradise would be complete without surfing dogs? The totally rad pooches surfed a 90-foot long tank that had over 8,000 gallons of water in it as it moved. CelebritThe float’s theme depicted a beach side paradise complete with surfing dogs. As the float progressed down the parade route an onboard wave maker, built by American Wave Machine, provided the waves on which the dogs surfed a 90-foot long tank containing over 8,000 gallons of water.

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Without question, it was the biggest, most epic float of the parade, and the message to spay and neuter pets clearly made a big splash!

Lori Ennis
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