BIO

Gidget

I'm a rare white pug from Maine who now resides in sunny Southern California with an abundance amount of energy and an exquisite talent. I'm a Pro surf dog who competes in Southern CA surf competitions to raise funds for those in need. Fighting a rare disease called EPI (Idiopathic Pancreatic acinar atrophy). It's my mission in life to let others know life doesn't stop if you can conquer it. 

I master surfing,  paddle board, advanced agility, catch frisbees and handle all basic commands. I am 3 years of age so I am now out of my toddler years ready to hit the big screen or master big sporting events.

My special talents include leaving treats in front of me and on my paws until I have been given the word OK to take them. I can bark on queue, circle on queue and attempt obstacles when given commands. I am beyond friendly, shake paws with people, play with dogs and children. I master snow running and snow sledding like no other thanks to my skills of agility,  balancing on fitness balls and paddle boarding on the choppy seas of Maine to surfing California waves. I can surf tandem on waves with other people and dogs and I can swim the surf with no fear! 

 

In 2015 my first surf season began and I placed 3rd at the Helen Woodward Surf Dog Surf A Thon. I then had a three page editorial in the Malibu Magazine. The season closed and in the winter of October 2015 winning 1st place as the Best dressed Halloween contest at the Ritz Carlton and Pug Nation L.A.

 

When 2016 came upon us I was invited to participate in the spring as a demo surf dog on the Lucy Pet Foundation Crankin K-9 Wave Maker that will be in the 2017 Rose parade. KTLA 5 news was kind enough to cover me in an editorial. In May 2016 I was asked to participate on the wave maker again as one of 3 dogs on the Hallmark Channel Home & Family morning show which airs nationally, it was an honor. 

 

June 2016 I was invited as one of 3 dogs to compete in the Incredible Dog Challenge Purina Pro Plan. I competed and surfed my hardest winning 2nd place nearly scraping 1st. My surf friends & I were featured on ESPN with Olympic Volleyball player Misty May Treanor.

July 12th I had a special honor as I was invited to be a VIP celebrity dog to the Celebrity Connected pre ESPY show. I was held, cuddled and kissed by my fellow VIP's. 

 

July 2016 I was on the San Diego CW6 morning news show participating in a news segment for a Surf City Surf Dog Imperial beach competition explaining how dogs learn to surf.

 

July 30, 2016 I competed in the Unleashed By Petco Surf City Surf Dog event and placed 2nd place.

 

August 2016 I attended my first soundcheck and concert from my number one fan Belinda Carlisle & the Go Go's and sat back stage taking photos with the band.

 

September 2016 I was graciously met by WSL Pro Surfers, Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning, Nikki Van Dijk, Tyler Wright and interviewed by Rosy Hodge. 

 

This September 2016 I will be attending the Celebrity Connected Emmy pre show as a VIP. Expecting more cuddles and kisses by my fellow VIP's. 

2016 Closed with happiness as I came in 1st place overall small dogs & 3rd place overall small & large dogs. I'm grateful to my human family & all my human friends that made this possible for me. Without you this would not be possible.

I wrapped up the 2016 season helping & appearing on the NatGeo Wild show with Cesar Millan's son Andre & his dog Sugar. My momager & I assisted the show with surfing tips & I surfed for the show with some of my cool SOCAL surf friends. My surf community is an Awesome group & I appreciate everything they do to help us all be exceptional surf dogs. 

2017 I appeared in the Spring edition Modern Luxury Magazine with a full editorial, honored & thank you Modern Luxury Magazine.

2017 Spring,  I appeared at the SLO Film Festival representing a short documentary "Chandlers Ark"  & going on behalf of my friends at SOCAL Surf Dogs. I had the honor of hanging out with my SLO Film friends & the opportunity to share cupcakes & photo ops with Jeff Bridges & make funny faces with Josh Brolin & Jessie Camaltin Hadfield.

2017 Spring,  I attended the Paws Fur Pink Benefitting Susan G Komen & NATIONAL CANINE CANCER FOUNDATION.

2017 Spring, My mom & I appeared on the Nat Geo Wild "Pet Talk" with Andre Millan.

2017 Spring, I was honored to be a part of Make A Wish & help raise over $4,000.00 with SOCAL surf dogs & be held by a beautiful girl who has been fighting cancer & is supported by make A Wish Foundation.

2017 Summer, I attended my 2nd year of Purina Dog Challenge "Dog Olympics" winning 2nd place & barely scraping 1st by .025 a point, just wow, It was fun & very close!

2017 Summer, I was honored to be sponsored by Speak Pug & attended the "Ohana Surf Dog Competition" benefitting & doing promo's for the Galveston Humane Society & surf event.

2017 I entered the World Dog Surfing Event in Pacifica San Francisco & won 1st place.

2017 Summer, My mom & I rescued a pug at the Humane society who was found on the streets, she had a mammory tumor & needed to be spayed, she was a back yard breed dog. She was in terrible shape, the Humane Society Vet gave her surgery & did a biopsy, thankfully she was cancer free. We nurtured her back to health & found a beautiful family that gave her a new home in Canada. Her new name is Gracie & she is my soul sister for life. My mom & I now have new friends to visit yearly. 

2017 Summer I appeared in Sports Illustrated & Pacifica Magazine for my surfing efforts, mom is proud, I don't know any different.

2017 Summer, I attended the Helen Woodward Animal Center Surf Dog Surf -A -Thon & won 2nd Place. This is one of my favorites for surfing & raising money for animals in need. 

 

2017 Summer, I was honored to be asked to do a photo shoot in Beverly Hills CA & attend a black tie event to raise funds for " No Kill Shelters". 

2018 Has come with a Bang. See Current Up Dates Coming Soon, please see current status Award page.  

 

I'm proud to say I am photogenic pug with lots of talent, many people ask as to the reason why I am white, because I came out that way!  My momager simply says she searched high and low for me and there I was in Maine. If you find my Bio fun wait until you meet me! 

 

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