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I've won several awards through my surfing and fundraising activities.  When I've entered surf dog contests, I've usually ended up placing in the top three spots.  When I fundraise, I often end up as the top fundraiser!  And, I've been honored with some pawmazing awards like a Hero Dog Award from the American Humane Association, and Dog of the Year from the ASPCA. These are the awards I've won... newest at the top!

June 22, 2013
Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf dog contest
3rd place large dogs
3rd place tandem

March 23, 2013

San Diego Humane Society
Animal Compassion Award
for an extraordinary human-animal bond and extending compassion to others in our community

September, 9, 2012
Helen Woodward Animal Center Surf dog Surf-a-thon
1st place large dog heat #2
1st place best of surf finals
2nd place doo the dah
1st place highest fundraiser - $7340

June 16, 2012

Loews Surf Dog Competition
1st place large dogs
2nd place tandem with Cameron Mathison

June 9, 2012
PAWS San Diego
PAWS Companion for Life Award!

June 8, 2012
Purina Incredible Dog Challenge
2nd place, tandem category

December 31, 2011

Cesar's Way
Top 10 Dogs of 2011

December 22, 2011
25 Pet People of 2011

December 22, 2011
Take Part
Top 10 Unsung Heroes of 2011

December 19, 2011

A Place to Love Dogs
Top Ten Most Memorable Dogs of 2011

November 2011
ASPCA Dog of the Year Award


October, 2011
Picture on Cesar Canine Cusine food


September 2011

Helen Woodward Animal Center Surf dog Surf-A-Thon

1st place Large Dog Heat number 2

August 2011
American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards
Emerging Hero Category - $5000 donation to canine cancer detection



July 2011
Working Class K9 Hero Award
Pet Sitters International & Take Your Dog to Work Day


August, 2011


June, 2011
Purina Incredible Dog Challenge
2nd Place Large Dogs



April, 2011
The Golden Retriever Club of America
Gold Standard Award


January, 2011
Nominated in USA Today's 2010 Top Dog Hero

December 2010
Dog of the year, in Dog Tipper.com's Dog & Cat of the year contest



November, 2010
Nominated and won in three categories for the American Dog Magazine's Humanitarian Awards.
- Role model - philanthropist - 1st place
- Spokesdog for a charitable cause - 2nd place
- Service/therapy dog who gives unconditionally - 2nd place
Click here to see the complete results!


October 17, 2010
3 Dog Walk for Breast Cancer
Top Fundraiser
The prize was an overnight stay at the L'auberge  Seaside Resort & Spa. I donated the prize back to Susan G. Komen, so they could provide the stay to a woman currently in treatment that could use a stress free get-a-way

September, 2010
American Kennel Club, Award for Canine Excellence (ACE) 
Exemplary Companion Dog category


The AKC appreciates the innumerable ways in which dogs meaningfully contribute to our lives. To qualify, the dog should have performed some exemplary act, whether large or seemingly small, that has significantly benefited a community or individual. One award will be given every year in each of the following five categories: Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, Therapy, Service, and Exemplary Companion Dog.

Each of the five honorees will receive a cash award of $1000 and an engraved sterling-silver collar medallion to be presented at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in December 2010. Their names will be engraved on a plaque that hangs permanently in The American Kennel Club Library in New York City. The presentation will be televised on December 4th during the Championships... I've got my DVR set!

A local presentation will also be held for each recipient at an AKC dog show near their hometown. Right now, we're hoping to schedule it on October 16th at the Cabrillo Kennel Club show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.  Pencil it in on your calendar, because I get to invite my friends!!

Click here here to see pictures from the award ceremony!



September 19, 2010
Surf City Surf Dog
1st place large dog heat
3rd place large dog finals
"Best Wipeout"
"Best Crowd Pleaser"



September 12, 2010
Helen Woodward Surf dog surf-a-thon
2nd place, large dog heat

September 12, 2010
Helen Woodward Surf dog surf-a-thon
1st place, top fundraiser (top fundraiser for the 5 years the contest has been going too!)

September 11, 2010
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Foundation
Honoree at Paws For Cures fundraiser
(photo with Brady Bunch mom, Shirley Jones &  Marty Ingles)


July 31, 2010

SPN Sun Doggie Surf Contest
2nd place

June 11, 2010
Purina Incredible Dog Challenge
3rd place, large dog category





Click the icon above to see the official scores from the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge. My scores are highlighted in yellow!

June 5, 2010
2010 Arthritis Walk - San Diego

I was the 2nd top fundraiser for the arthritis walk, and the top fundraiser on the
"Leash Your Fitness With Kima" team. 


May 22, 2010
Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition
1st place tandem division


April 24, 2010
Morris Animal Foundation K9 Cancer Walk
Top fundraiser


April 7, 2010
The American Kennel Club Humane Fund, Awards for Canine Excellence, Certificate of Honor

February 18, 2010
Dogswell Wag Award, "Most charitable story".  One of the prizes was a year's supply of Dogswell dog food, which I donated to the Helen Woodward Animal Center's AniMeals program.


January 12, 2010
USA Today
Pet Hero


January 6 2010

Petopia TV, Pet of the Year


December 16, 2009
Dog Tipper, Top 10 Dog Stars of 2009


October 11, 2009
Surf City Surf Dog.  1st place in the large dog category.  Highest score of all dogs in all categories in preliminary heats!! 

2nd place large dog category in finals.


September 13, 2009
Helen Woodward Surf Dog Surf-a-thon. Del Mar Dog Beach.  1st place in the second heat, large dog category.

September 13, 2009
Helen Woodward Surf Dog Surf-a-thon.  Del Mar Dog Beach. 2nd place overall.

July 11, 2009
Surfin Paws Dog Jam.  Huntington Beach.  Was in the semi-finals, and finals.  The San Diego Dog Surfing Association presented me with an award for "best new talent".  The prize was a really cool drinking fountain that connects to the hose.

June 12, 2009
Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Surf Competition.  Ocean Beach.  3rd place winner, large dog category.  The prize was a real flower lei (pictured to the left).





Final results Purina Incredible Dog Challenge, 2009

Final results Purina Incredible Dog Challenge 2010


Results after round 1 Purina Incredible Dog Challenge 2011

Final results Purina Incredible Dog Challenge 2011


Helen Woodward Surf Dog Surf-a-thon









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