Back by popular demand after launching on national television at Universal Studios Hollywood, the first-ever portable wave maker Gnarly Crank’n K-9 Wave Maker will be coming through New York City in search of the most talented local surfing dogs to be featured in the Lucy Pet Foundation float in the 2017 Rose Parade.
“Pet parents from around the country are excited to get a chance to test their dogs’ surfing skills for a spot on the 2017 Rose Parade float,” said Joey Herrick, founder of the Lucy Pet Foundation and Lucy Pet Products.
All NYC area pet parents can bring their dogs to auditions on Sunday, September 18 from noon to 5pm at the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals “Adoptapalooza” at Union Square Park, or purchase a special Bark at the Park ticket to go to the New York Mets game on Wednesday, September 21 with their family dog. Prior to being seated and on the way into Citi Field, all surfin’ canines can audition from 3:30pm to 6:30pm.
The Lucy Pet Foundation’s Gnarly Crank’n K-9 Wave Maker, which consists of a 75-foot-long tractor trailer filled with 5,000 gallons of water, will also be making appearances in Northern and Southern California before it makes its way to Pasadena on January 2 at the Rose Parade.
“These surfing auditions are really a fun time,” Herrick added. “It’s great to see the smiles on the faces of the dogs, owners and spectators. We encourage everyone to come out and showcase those pooches with surfing talents. Who knows—they could be surfing on our Guinness Record-setting float in the Rose Parade in Pasadena come January 2, 2017.