Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Nani visits Santa

Nani visit Santa and ask for:
Warm loving homes for all shelter dogs!
A cure for Canine Cancer!
A 2012 full of sunny days and good waves!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Nani & the SoCal Surf Dogs Win the HWAC Billboard Contest

Nani and her SoCal Surf Dog Buddies won the
Helen Woodward Animal Center's Billboard Contest.
(That's Nani in the Driver's seat!)
By getting the most votes, (each vote was $1.00)
The SoCal Surf Dogs raised more money for the
Helen Woodward Animal Center to continue all their good work!
This photo will be used on several Billboards in San Diego
between August and September, 2012 to help promote
the Helen Woodward Animal Center's Surf Dog
Surf-a-Thon that is held every September!

San Diego Dogs

Check out this video Nani was in to promote adopting dogs.
(Just click on the photo of Lia Marie and Nani)
"Adopt your next dog from an animal rescue or shelter!" 
That's the message from California Girls
SURFice Dog RICOCHET and NANI with their SoCal SURF DOG friends,
in their new music video:
Lia and Roxy team-up with their San Diego surfing buds
with the hope of motivating people to visit their local
rescue and animal shelters
and leave with a new best friend (or two!)
Lyrics by Lia Marie Johnson / Roxy King / Tony Perri
Contact: SurfsUpStudios@gmail.com

Proceeds from the iTunes releases of SAN DIEGO DOGS are donated to the American Humane Association & The Helen Woodward Animal Center.
The Helen Woodward Animal Center:
The American Humane Association: http://www.AmericanHumane.org

Monday, September 26, 2011

Nani earns a First Place Gold Medal in her heat and
Second Place over All
 just  behind "Buddy" the Worlds Best Surf Dog,
at the 6th Annual Helen Woodward Animal Center's
Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon
held on Sunday September 25th, 2011!
Nani even let me dress her up as a Hippie
for the 'Doo the Dah' Competition.
(We won this as well with the help of
Doug and Dozer
and the forever awesome Hayley and Meredith!)

Monday, September 19, 2011

National Enquirer

Nani and her SoCal Surf Dog buddies
Ricochet, Jack and Betsy the Surfing Bulldog
are showcased in the September 19th edition
of the National Enquirer.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Nani's Quilt

Nani chillin on her throne below her awesome quilt!
Thanks Dino, Joy, Pat and Amy!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Nani, a Picture Puzzle?

In the 6th Issue, on June 17, 2011
of the "all*you" magazine,
Nani and her surf buddies
(from back to front)
Shad, Nani, Pancho, Kia and Zoe
become a Picture Puzzle!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Very Cool Quilt

What a great surprise!
I was trying to get this Quilt made as a gift for Gabi
after I saw a similar one at the
Bernese Mountain Dog Specialty Health Auction in San Diego in April!
I had no Idea that at the same time,
Gabi was negotiating to have it made for me for my birthday!
Little did we know that a clandestine group of Bernese Mountain Dog Lovers
were conspiring to surprise us both!
They Did!
A Very Special Thank You to Vickie Hall and Dino Candelaria
for recreating this Masterpiece with our own little Surf Dog Nani!
The surprise would not have happened without the very cleaver conniving of
Amy Baklund, Pat Long and Joye Neff.
Thank you all so very much.
We will treasure this forever!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Watch the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Surf Dog Competition on TV!

Watch a preview on the Bark Network at:

In San Diego, the show will air July 31 at 2:00 and 3:00 pm on FOX, XETV 5

Check the listings in your area at:

Change the show on top right side of map to:

Purina Incredible Dog Challenge,
2001 - Western Regional’s,

Then, just put in your Zip Code

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Nani wins the 2011 Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Surf Dog Competition

The SoCal Surf Dogs Swept
the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Surf Dog Competition
on Friday, June 10 at Dog Beach in Ocean Beach in San Diego, California.
Pro Surfer Taylor Knox was one of the judges!
The waves were small but very challenging as there was a very strong current.
The competition featured the best Surf Dogs and was by invitation only!
Congratulations to all the dogs who were invited.
The winners were:
Small Dogs:
First Place: Dozer (aka ‘Da Bull’)
Second Place: Antonio (aka ‘Captain Tony’)
Third Place: Toby (aka ‘The Quack’)
Large Dogs:
First Place: Nani aka ('Akamai Nani Nui’)
Second Place: Ricochet (aka ‘Rip Curl Ricki’)
Third Place: Bella (aka ‘Surfin Bell’)

The event was film for television viewing on all the major Networks.
We’ll post the dates and time when we here!
SoCal Surf Dogs Rock!


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Purina Incredible Dog Challange Surf Dog Competition

Nani just heard that the First Place winners from last years
Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Surf Dog Competition
are invited back to compete in this years Surf Dog Competition.
First place Small Dogs:  Dozer
First place Large Dogs:   Nani
The other invitations go to Surf Dogs who have not competed
in this event before!
The event will be held June 10, 2011 at Dog Beach in Ocean Beach
and will be filmed for National broadcast later in the year.

Nani in Ad campaign

Here's Nani and best friend Dozer
in the latest in a year long series of ads to promote events for
the Helen Woodward Animal Center
sponsored by Schubach Aviation.
These ads appear in several of the local magazines here in San Diego. 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Nani & the SoCal Surf Dogs are getting behind Gillian Larson's "Reality Rally"

Join the NANI and all the SoCal Surf Dogs in supporting the Reality Rally!
This is a weekend of fun in April to raise money for a very worthy cause!
The Reality Rally!
This event has been organized by Gillian Larson from "Survivor Gabon"

On Saturday there's a 4-hour game patterned after The Amazing Race!

You will be driven by Reality Rally Taxis, all around Temecula, to four different Challenge Checkpoints!
At each of the 4 Checkpoint you will choose one of 4 challenges to match your interest and ability. First team to the finish, WINS!

Get more information at: REALITYRALLY.COM

The Beneficiary of the Reality Rally is 'Michelle's Place'.

Michelle's Place was created in honor of Michelle Watson.

Michelle died of breast cancer at age 26 because of a missed diagnosis.

Her dying wish was to have a place where others like her

and their families could go for help and support.

Her parents started Michelle’s Place 10 years ago to fulfill that wish
and be a haven for those affected by breast cancer
during the fight for their lives.

Go to "Michelle's Place" for more information!

Donate in Nani's name at: 

Please help!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Nani and Surf Buddies in the News!

This was from last year, but I forgot to post.
A local TV station did a piece to help promote the Helen Wood Wand Animal Center's Surf Dog Surf-a-Thon.
Every year, Helen Woodward has a Surf-A-Thon to raise money for their Animal Center.
Lot's of FUN!
Nani and her SurFUR Buddies had a blast filming this short segment!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Dog World Magazine

Nice article about NANI in the March edition of  'Dog World Magazine'.
"5 Outdor Activities Your Dog Will Love"
There is also a great article about our good friend Dawn Celapino from 'Leash your Fitness' right above on the same page.

Video of the Ad campain for Helen Woodward Animal Center

Here's a video of Nani and Dozer doing a photo shoot!
The Shoot was for an ad campain sponsored by Schubach Aviation
for the 2011 Helen Woodward events.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

San Diego Magazine

Nani and her SoCal Surf Dogs pal Dozer appear on the back cover of the January 2011 San Diego Magazine in the first of several ad campaigns for the Helen Woodward Animal Center Sponsored by Schubach Aviation.
Here they are in their running gear promoting the up coming
"Puppy Love, 5k Run Walk" to be held on Sunday, February 13, 2011!
Check it out on the http://www.socalsurfdogs.com/ website by clicking on the "NEWS FLASH" icon.