Lucy Pet Foundation Needs Canine Surfers For Parade Float

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis
Surf’s up! The Lucy Pet Foundation needs a surfing dog to ride on its float during the 2017 Rose Parade.

If you happen to be in the NYC area on Sunday, September 18, and you have a totally bodacious dog who loves to ride the waves–you’re in luck! The Lucy Pet Foundation, which is passionate mission is to reduce the atrocious number of pets (over 80,000 each week!) who are euthanized, is breaking out their Gnarly Crank’n K-9 Wave Maker!

What’s a Gnarly Crank’n K-9 Wave Maker, you ask?

Oh, only the coolest portable wave-maker ever! The Gnarly Crank’n K-9 Wave Maker is a 75-foot long tractor-trailer filled with 5,000 gallons of water, and dogs go tubular as they catch a wave!

The Lucy Pet Foundation launched the debut of the wave-maker on national television at Universal Studios in Hollywood, and they are now taking it on the road and headed for the Big Apple to look for Canine Surfing Stars.

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And we’re not talking just any surfing [s]dudes[/s] dogs…we’re talking about like, the most totally, awesome-wave-maker! The Lucy Pet Foundation will hold auditions for the most talented of the wave-catchers, and the audition winners will get to be stars of the 2017 Rose Parade Float in Pasadena, as canine surfers on the Lucy Pet Foundation float!

The auditions on the 18th will be held from noon to five p.m at the Mayor’s Alliance for the city’s “wave-maker” in Union Square Park, but if you or Fido can’t make that, don’t despair! You can also buy a ticket for Bark at the Park event, held during the New York Mets game on Wednesday, September 21. If you choose to audition there, auditions will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. and all the gnarliest dogs are invited!

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Inspired by his own rescue and “Co-founder,” Lucy, a sweet chihuahua mix, Founder of the Lucy Pet Foundation and Lucy Pet Products Joey Herrick’s commitment to reducing the number of pet euthanasias is not only admirable, but personal. He has said it is really enjoyable to see the smiles on the dogs, their owners, and especially those watching the fun auditions. All profits from the Lucy Pet Foundation go toward mobile spay and neuter clinics that are free of charge all over the country. If you don’t have a surfing furry friend, but would like to help that important cause, you can donate on the Lucy Pet Foundation website.

We wish the best to all the totally rad pups who audition and can’t wait to see the winners, surfing live in the Rose Parade. Cowabunga, dudes!

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