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Dogs hit the surf in southern California

Sixty-five dogs hit the surf Saturday at California’s Imperial Beach in the fifth annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition.

The event, which benefited the San Diego Police Department’s Canine Unit, drew an estimated 2,000 people, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Competitors ranged from a 5-lb. Pomeranian named Bobby Gorgeous, who came with his owner all the way from Hawaii to an 85-lb. Bernese mountain dog named Nani from Carmel Valley named Nani.

The dogs competed in three categories — small dogs, big dogs and tandem-style with humans.

George the Great Dane playing “Marmaduke” in the movie — and his human co-stars, Owen Wilson and George Lopez — also made an appearance.

The event got its start after Loews Coronado Bay Resort started offering surfing packages for dogs and their owners six years ago.

In the event — the video above is from last year’s contest — each dog has 10 minutes each dog to surf.

Canines & Cocktails … for a cause

The second in a summer-long series of dog-friendly cocktail parties is Friday night at the Loews Annapolis Hotel.

The gatherings —  held the last Friday of every month — each feature a different theme, and benefit a different cause.

This Friday’s “Spring Fling Posy Party” benefits the Anne Arundel County SPCA, and features an opportunity to paint Paw Posies with your pooch — as well as an opportunity to lap up some beverages, enjoy complimentary munchies and socialize (both you and your dog).

The events run from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Weather Rail outdoor patio at Loew’s Annapolis, 126 West St. Admission is free. They are sponsored by Loews and Paws Pet Boutique. Parking is available at Loews for $2.

Here’s the rest of this summer’s line-up:

June 26: Patriotic Pooch Contest, benefits Oldies but Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue

July 31: Canine Ice Cream Social, benefits Davidsonville Wildlife Sanctuary

August 28: Best Dog Tricks, benefits K9Lifesavers Rescue

Sept. 25: Paws Fido Fashion Show, benefits Modest Needs