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FL dogs learn how to hang 10

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Time to hang ten!  Paws that is.   

Rescue dogs were at Florida's Jupiter Beach Thursday learning how to surf.

"Our first official surf lesson for surf dog contest with big dog ranch rescue and ocean magic. We're teaming up to do a contest for surf dogs.  A surf dog is a pretty cool dog!," said Meg Weinberger of Big Dog Ranch Rescue.
 
And it's that very thought the folks at big dog ranch rescue are hoping will help find homes for many of the pooches in need of a home.  

"We at big dog ranch really live to try and find ways to involve an animal in someone's life, if you're a surfer why not teach your dog how to surf and bring your dog to the beach with you every time you go surf," said Weinberger.

"Our goal at ocean magic surf shop in hosting this first annual dog surf contest is to inspire the next generation of dog owners and dogs to share the stoke, learn to surf and get involved," said Shelle Chiet

Special guest star Booker D. Surfdog, the East Coast dog surfing champion will be at the July 6th competition giving some pointers to the beginners.

Most of the dogs find enjoyment in the water challenge.

Sometimes they fall, but then they just shake it off.

James Wieland of WPTV contributed to this report.

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