Nicknames: Kahuna Kona
Breed: German Shepherd Mix
Owner: Deb Spoonhour
Address: San Diego
Favorite Pastime: Dog Surfing, Swimming,
Playing on the Beach and in the Ocean
Pet Peeves: Being left at home!
Earned my spot as "Flight Engineer"
so I should never be left at home!
Favorite Beach: Dog Beach Del Mar and Dog Beach OB
Favorite Dog Park:
Favorite toy: It's a "toss up" between my stuffed shark
and my stuffed Camel
Favorite Food: Rotisserie chicken from Von's is my all time
favorite!! 'Paws Down'!!
I am also a 'Natural Balance" dog.
(Potato and Duck is my favorite)
Favorite Treat: "Choppers" and "Lambchops" made by:
'Biscuits by Lambchop' and "Greenies"
Kona was found wandering lost, and alone, alongside a railroad track early one morning in March of 2006. She was very tired and hungry and happily accepted the ride, water bowl and dog bed that I and my Jeep had to offer. A detour to the local animal shelter revealed that not only did not have a name tag or license, but she also wasn’t micro-chipped. It was “guesstimated” that she was about 6 months old and a German Shepherd mix, weighing in at a whopping 15 lbs.
After several weeks of attempting to locate her owner, and with no one claiming her, I ran the idea of a 3rd dog past my older two. They were a little reluctant, but once they met her…well, they were a little less reluctant. However, in short order our Jeep crew gained a “cabin attendant”, which nicely complimented the co-pilot and flight engineer positions that were already held by Mako & Molson (Kona’s siblings).
We discovered on our first trip to the beach that Kona loves to play in the water and swim. In Summer 2008 we attended the Loews Coronado Surf Dog contest in Imperial Beach, CA. Kona appeared to have much more interest in being a pawticipant than spectator. This, in turn, led to my signing her up (2 months later) for surf lessons with the “San Diego Surfing Academy” because, after all, what other option was there?
Kona has been surfing ever since. To date she has raised ~$3,000 for various animal & human charities through her entry fees and fund raising efforts. She and her surf dog buddies Guido and Antonio joined paws to form team “K9 Kahunas”.
Kona lives in Escondido, California and you can find her and her pack of surfin’ pals practicing most weekends at either: Coronado Dog Beach, Ocean Beach Dog Beach or Del Mar Dog Beach.
Surf Dog Competitions:
2009 Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Surf Dog Competition at Dog Beach in San Diego, California:
Fifth Place Large Dogs
2009 Helen Woodward Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon in Del Mar, California:
Third Place Medium Dog Heat
2009 Surf City Surf Dog Competition in Huntington Beach, California:
Third Place Large Dog Heat
Additional Surf Dog Competitions Kona Participated in:
2008 Helen Woodward Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon in Del Mar, California:
2009 Loews Coronado Surf Dog Competition, In Imperial Beach California
2010 Helen Woodward Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon in Del Mar, California:
2010 Loews Coronado Surf Dog Competition, In Imperial Beach California
2012 Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Surf Dog Competition at Dog Beach in San Diego, California:
Second Place Small Dog
Favorite Dog Website(s):
Sponsor: Kona Brewing Company
You can find Surf Dog Kona in the “Photos” section on the Kona Brewing Company – Official Page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KonaBrewingCo
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