Breed: Queensland Heeler
Birthday: Rescued in 2009 at about 9 months old
Owner's: Joy Campbell
Favorite Sports/Activities/Pastime: Likes to lay on the deck and look in the slider door, loves to rub her back on the grass, chase the ball, going for kayak or paddle board rides, have her butt scratched, rides in the SUV, tricks for treats, walks.
Pet Peeves: She's not a morning gal, dislikes fireworks or loud noises, flies.
Home Break: Huntington Dog Beach
Favorite Toy: My Sock
All my dogs have been rescues, except for my Corgies, given to me by friends. When the time came for us to add to our family I researched the O.C Animal Care Center and saw a Queensland Heeler who looked just like our Harry, a Queensland Heeler we lost three months prior.
When I met Libby, she was about year old, not spayed, skinny, black tar covered her ear tips, with her tail held tightly between her legs, but she had such a resemblance to my sweet Harry, I could not help but connect with her and fall in love with her as well.
When we took Libby home we quickly realized she had quite a mind of her own. It took time for her to socialize with people and other dogs, but living in Huntington Beach we learned the dog beach was the right place for her to mingle and happily run after tennis balls. Libby also loved running into the water and playing in the waves.
I had observed the Surf City Dog Competition the year before getting Libby and thought, " I'd like my dog to do that!" Sure enough, as soon as we could, we signed up for dog surfing lessons, which Libby happened to love! We were trilled. We purchased a soft top surfboard and practiced with Libby until she looked like a pro and was able to compete.
Libby was not too keen surfing for a crowd at her competition, but once she was in the water and on her surfboard she became brave and eager to get back on her surfboard again and again. Over the years Libby has become extremely comfortable on her surfboard and loves going for rides in the ocean. We try to stay active on the water and help Libby try new things such as kayaking, paddle boarding and of course surfing.
It has been an incredible surprise to see Libby grow from a shy rescue dog, to a happy surf dog who loves getting up on her surfboard and riding the waves.
Awards and/or Metals won Surfing:
2011 Surf City Surf Dog Competition in Huntington Beach CA
Made it to finals in her heat.
2012 Surf City Surf Dog Competition in Huntington Beach CA
Made it to finals in her heat
2013 Surf City Surf Dog Competition in Huntington Beach CA
2014 Purina Incredible Dog Challenge in Huntington Beach CA
2014 Surf City Surf Dog Competition in Huntington Beach CA
2015 Purina ProPlan Incredible Dog Challenge Surf Dog Competition in Huntington Beach CA
Titles and / or Honors:
2013 Top fundraiser for PawsFurPink 5K Dog Walk/Run For Breast Cancer
2013 Ms October and picture insert for January 2014 Surf Dog Calendar.
2013 Part of one of the top fundraising Team SurfnK9s2rescue for charity partners of the 2013 Surf City Surf Dog competition.
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