There is nothing like a beach filled with happy dogs and laughing owners. That’s all that could be found on Sugar Beach in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii on Saturday, October 10th at Naish’s Paddle With a Pooch fundraiser for the East Maui Animal Refuge a.k.a. “Boo Boo Zoo.”
Dogs, from pugs to labs were running around on the beach and playing in the tropical water of Maui in their yellow Naish dog shirts.
Bright and early, at 8am, owners already had their pups on their paddle boards practicing for the race.
At 9am, 20 dogs and 20 owners lingered at the waters edge, patiently awaiting the start signal.
Ready? Set… GO!!! And “Who Let the Dogs Out” blasted on the speakers. Spectators lined the beach witnessing the circus and laughing non-stop!
All participants were given engraved dog tags. Congratulations to the winners of the singles and relay races who received Naish gear. Engraved dog bowls went to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the singles race!
Overall the event was a success and both humans and animals had a great time supporting our local animal refuge.
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