Loews Coronado Bay Announces the 2013 Loews Surf Dog Competition – Unleashed by Petco

This Year’s Event Will Feature More Fun for Families and Fido Than Ever Before

San Diego, Calif. (April 1, 2013) – The Loews Coronado Bay Surf Dog Competition is unleashing the fun with new friends from Unleashed by Petco. Whether catching a wave with a furry friend or seeking fun on the beach with friends and family, this year’s attendees can expect a fun-filled day at the “2013 Loews Surf Dog Competition- Unleashed by Petco.”

This year’s competition—held on June 22, 2013 in a new location in Imperial Beach, adjacent to the pier—is expected to draw up to 40 surf dogs and thousands of spectators from across the U.S.

New activities include:

  • Unleashed by Petco Dog Park – a chance for you and your pooch to meet some of Unleashed by Petco’s most experienced trainers, as well as to try out toys from Chuckit! Fetch Games, the makers of fun, functional and innovative play toys
  • Loews Coronado Bay VIP Beach Viewing –the newly renovated Loews Coronado Bay invites guests to lounge in a signature Loews Coronado beach chair, stick their toes in the sand and enjoy front row views of the competition. Tickets are $75 per adult and 100 percent of the ticket price will go directly to the ASPCA®
  • Puppy Massage/ People Massage – Loews Coronado Bay’s Sea Spa massage therapists will offer complimentary hand massages, while Unleashed by Petco’s staff will be there to help ease tired surf dogs

Now in its eighth year, this popular canine competition is an extension of Loews Hotels & Resorts award-winning Loews Loves Pets program and has become a hugely successful fundraiser for non-profit organizations. For the second consecutive year, the event will benefit the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). The ASPCA® is the first humane organization established and is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services.

Each competitor will have 10 minutes to catch his or her top two waves, and will be scored on confidence level, length of ride and overall ability to “grip it and rip it.” In addition to endless bragging rights, the winner in each category will receive a one-night stay at Loews Coronado Bay and a $500 Unleashed by Petco gift card.

Attendance is free and open to the public. The cost to enter the competition is $50 for singles and $55 for teams. Registration opens April 1, 2013 and is expected to sell out. Out-of-town guests can take advantage of a special $189 guestroom rate at the pet-friendly Loews Coronado Bay Resort, based on availability. For more information, please visit loewshotels.com/coronadobay

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Loews Coronado Bay Resort

Situated on a private 15-acre peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and Coronado Bay, Loews Coronado Bay Resort is located just minutes from downtown Coronado, a charming resort village, and a short drive to San Diego’s world-famous attractions. Resort amenities include direct access to the Silver Strand State Beach, three tennis courts, a private 81-slip marina, three acclaimed restaurants, 440 sea-inspired guest rooms and suites, and panoramic views of the San Diego-Coronado Bay. For more information, please call 619-424-4000, 800-23-LOEWS or visit www.loewshotels.com/coronadobay

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Loews Hotels & Resorts

Headquartered in New York City, Loews Hotels & Resorts owns and/or operates 19 hotels and resorts in the U.S. and Canada including the newly acquired Loews Madison Hotel located in the heart of Washington at the epicenter of legendary D.C. landmarks and the Loews Boston Back Bay Hotel, one of Boston’s preeminent historic buildings, situated on the corner of Berkeley and Stuart Streets. Located in major city centers and resort destinations in North America from coast to coast, the Loews portfolio features one-of-a-kind properties that go beyond Four Diamond standards to delight guests with a supremely comfortable, uniquely local and vibrant travel experience. For reservations or more information about Loews Hotels & Resorts, call 1-800-23-LOEWS or visit: www.loewshotels.com.

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