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VetShopAustralia Surfing Dog Championships 2024 - March 9

Ride the Waves with Pups: the 2024 VetShopAustralia Surfing Dog Championships, an unmissable spectacle!

Get ready for a wave of excitement at Noosa Main Beach this coming Saturday 9th March at 3:00 pm, as the 2024 VetShopAustralia Surfing Dog Championships are set to dazzle spectators. 

This event promises an afternoon of sun, surf, and sensational surfing dog action, featuring twelve teams of talented dogs and their humans competing for the prestigious Best Wave Award. This competition is a highlight of the beloved Noosa Festival of Surfing, attracting a wide audience of dog lovers and surf fans.

Surfboards waxed and tails wagging - competitors lined up and ready to catch some epic waves.

Dr. Mark Perissinotto, the lead veterinarian at VetShopAustralia, anticipates this event to be the most spectacular yet, promising an unforgettable experience for attendees. The Surfing Dog Championships have been a cornerstone of the Noosa Festival of Surfing for over a decade, captivating thousands of onlookers with incredible performances both in and out of the water.

Hugsley paddling out with the family to catch his final waves in 2023 before retiring from surfing!

This year's competition showcases a mix of veteran champions and promising newcomers. Notable participants include the Dane and his Staffy, Bu, and Banjo the Kelpie, known for his ball-catching prowess, with owner Chris Oakley. 

Also, keep an eye out for Poppy the Groodle (lead image) who won Best Wave Award in 2023. Look out for Team Bear and his owner Isaac, at just 16 years old he made his Surfing Dog debut last year and blew the crowd away with his skills on the waves.

Adding to the excitement are “newcomers” Rodrigo and Loui the Border Collie. Travelling from Byron Bay, this duo is eager to impress with their surfing skills at First Point. We also have Brian and his dog Zoe joining this year's event, coming from the Gold Coast he is known for taking his dogs around the local beaches on skate boards.

Mark and Coco made a splash in their first-ever Surfing Dog Championships in 2023

VetShopAustralia is proud to continue its partnership with Simparica Trio. Dr. Mark highlights Simparica Trio as an “essential chew for active dogs, offering protection against heartworm, fleas, ticks, and intestinal worms.” Be sure to visit the VetShopAustralia and Simparica Trio pop-up stand on the beach for free samples and information on keeping your pet protected in the Sunshine Coast environment.

Pack your beach essentials and join us for a day of fun at the 2024 VetShopAustralia Surfing Dog Championships. It's an event not to be missed, where the spirit of canine companionship and the thrill of surfing come together in a spectacular display.

About VetShopAustralia:

Since 1999, VetShopAustralia has been a leading online retailer for pet supplies, based in Forest Glen, Queensland. Offering over 4000 pet products, including top international brands like Simparica Trio, Revolution Plus, and Royal Canin, VetShopAustralia is dedicated to providing the best for your pet.


2013, 2014, 2016 & 2017 – Word of Mouth Service Award – Queensland 2017 – Power Retail Top 100 Retailer 
2017 – Golden Brontos Most Successful Campaign Finalist 
2017 – Google Regional Online Heroes (Steven) 
2018 – Power Retail Top 150 Retailers 
2019 – Internet Retailing Top 50 in e-Commerce (Steven) 
2021 – The Dotties APAC Marketing Team of the Year Winner

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