The Helen Woodward Animal Center will be holding the 5th Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon on Sunday, September 12th. It will be held at North Beach in Del Mar, also known as Dog Beach or the River Mouth. We went to a dog surf event earlier this year with Penny, and it was SOOOOO much fun! The Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon homepage explains, "Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon is a great family day at the beach for surfers and dog lovers alike. This event will help raise awareness and money for orphaned pets while promoting responsible pet ownership....The funds raised will be used to support all the programs at Helen Woodward Animal Center. Please remember to bring money to the beach as there will be over 40 vendors, food, and an opportunity drawing!" The HWAC website goes on to say, "Other fun animal-friendly activities include the Beach Bum Bikini BabeCanine Costume Contest and interactive Vendor Booths from the surf and pet industries.... Local and national media will be involved in the promotion andcoverage of this event, with expected attendance in the thousands!"