Dog Aboard

  • AGGIE ONBOARD

    Jason Lilley submitted this photo of Aggie, one water-loving canine. Lilley said, “Aggie is our Australian Kelpie who loves going for dinghy rides and paddleboarding.”

  • SHEVA ON WATCH

    Sheva is a young German shepherd rescue. Owner Marlene Carroll says “Sheva likes to peek out the stern port to check out the weather conditions at Southwestern Yacht Club.”

  • MEET BOAT DOG ZIGGY!

    Robin Ten Eyck shared a photo of boat dog Ziggy, a terrier mix. “When we adopted him, we lived aboard Island Time on Harbor Island,” says Eyck. “Now he enjoys weekends on our sailboat Pasatiempo and whale watching and parties on his uncle’s Miss B Haven. He wears his life jacket which makes it convenient to pick him up and pass him around like an 8-pound lunchbox.”

  • MARLO THE VETERAN MARINER

    Lee McNett, of Alamitos Bay in Long Beach, submitted this photo of Marlo. “Marlo, the veteran canine mariner, maintains her watch in Avalon Bay aboard the M/V SEASHIFTER. She enjoys sunbathing on the aft deck, dinghy rides and walks on the beach,” McNett said.

  • JACK ENJOYS THE SEA BREEZE

    Meet Jack! Not much was stated by Dan Alvarez, Jack’s owner who submitted the photos. Alvarez did share that Jack is a 6-year-old rescue Jack Russell terrier/bull terrier mix and that he “likes the odd smells at the marina.”

  • SITTIN’ ON THE DOCKS OF SHORELINE MARINA

    Rachel Johanson submitted a shot of her pups, Huckleberry and Jam, at Shoreline Marina. From the looks of the photo, these two must have had a great day watching the ships roll in and out at the docks/from their boat!

  • ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL

    Drew Jacobson shared a photo of Mollie, an Airedale terrier, who has since passed away. Mollie will be remembered as a beloved family member and for her love of boating life. Fair winds, sweet friend!

  • MOLLY-SHANNON-THE-MORKIE-IS-A-REAL-SAILIN-SUPERSTAR

    Meet Molly Shannon, a 7-year-old Maltese/ Yorkshire terrier mix, who loves helming Calisea on San Diego Bay. Owners Treavor and Andi Callum say, “She loves sailing and the docks more than going for walks! On this outing, she was in a racing mood – see how focused she is on the catching the unknowing competition just ahead?” Molly loves every outing on the water, be it sailing, fishing, or working on the Catalina 470.

  • KAYAKING WITH HAHA THE DUTCH BARGE DOG

    Choosing from one of the many photos of sweet HaHa was a difficult task for The Log in picking this issue’s Dog Aboard feature. “I enjoy reading The Log up here in Santa Barbara,” said Jocelyn Tipple, HaHa’s owner. “Sending a few pictures of my first mate, HaHa the Dutch Barge Dog (Keeshond), who loves kayaking. She has paddled with me up and down the West Coast, ocean and inland.” Thanks for sharing, Joyce and HaHa!

  • LIVIN’ THE CALIFORNIA DREAM

    For Marlin, a 9-year-old border collie, and Jo Jo, an 8-year-old Shih Tzu, the weekend just wouldn’t be complete without riding on the 30-foot Roughwater trawler, Ambitions at Bay, in Oceanside Harbor. Owner, Keith Sandin, says, “They have their regular doggie friends they see around the Harbor when talking walks and both like to ride in kayaks and on paddle boards, as well as putt around the harbor in our dinghy.”

  • HOBIE-CRUISES-IN-CHANNEL-ISLANDS

    Ricardo Holden and his dog Hobie are – fittingly – riding a Hobie kayak through beautiful Channel Islands Harbor. It is not uncommon to see kayaks here in Oxnard, as Channel Islands Harbor has a dedicated kayak launch ramp.

  • MR. BAILEY KAYAKING IN CHULA VISTA

    Kathleen Stowe shared a photo of Bailey, a Maltese- Shih Tzu mix with a little terrier thrown in for good measure. “I rescued him one week before last Christmas [2018] and we became immediately bonded,” said Stowe. “He gets so excited when I put his life vest on to go kayaking in the California Yacht Marina at Chula Vista. People walking along the bay start videoing him! I live aboard a 44-foot ocean yacht sportfisher and love it – and so does Mr. Bailey!”

  • BINGO IS HIS NAME-O

    Robert Krause shared a photo of his cute Australian Shepherd, Bingo. Even though Bingo is young, he really hit the jackpot with his newfound boating lifestyle.

  • CRUISIN’ WITH GRACIE

    Gracie, an Australian shepherd, has been featured in The Log before – and it’s no wonder because her owner Dawn Weaver says she’s a big-time boating fan. “She loves being on the water in any type of watercraft,” says Weaver.

  • TWO DOGS ON A BOAT

    Molly and Adam look out from Cheoy Lee, a 55-foot long-range cruiser, in Sausalito, California. These two pups love to watch out for guests who approach the boat. Owner Doug Litwin says, “They [Molly and Adam] are both rescues and get along terrifically well.”

  • TAZ THE WONDER DOG

    Here’s Taz, pictured with his owner, enjoying the beautiful, sunny California boating life. Nicknamed “The Wonder Dog,” Taz has an affinity for the water.

  • SAMMY GETS HIS SEA LEGS

    Emiko Kelly submitted this photo of her dog Sammy. For his first time, Sammy rode on a boat!

  • QUINCY THE BOAT DOG

    Chad French and family recently moved onto a sailboat in National City with their great dane, Quincy. Quincy’s quickly learning the ropes of liveaboard life and seems to be quite accustomed since the last time she was featured in the Dog Aboard section. Visit Quincy’s official Instagram @LiveFree2SailFastBoatDog.

  • JOYRIDIN’ WITH JAZMIN & JADE

    Owner, Ronda Cross, submitted this photo of her furry friends, Jazmin and Jade, loving their time on the open water. “Jazmin and Jade enjoying the passersby on the Cross’ Seabiscuit in Newport Harbor,” says Cross.

  • DUFFY DOGS IN NEWPORT HARBOR

    These two “fur angels,” Hank and Kala, enjoy evening cruises on their Duffy boat in Newport Harbor. Hank is an Aussie-German shepherd mix, while Kala is a golden retriever.

  • CAPTAIN LUCKY

    Owner Lisa Pickett really lucked out with her sea hound, Lucky. “Our dog Lucky is at the helm in Newport Beach,” she says. “He may not really be able to be the helmsman, but he is definitely in charge.”

  • SLOOP SAILIN’ WITH SAMPSON

    Sampson, a terrier mix, was rescued by his owner Chris Johnsen in October 2010. Little did Johnsen know Sampson would become such a passionate boater: “We rescued him in October 2010, and he loves to go sailing,” says Johnson. “Our boat is a 40-foot sloop, designed by the late boat designer Doug Peterson San Diego.”

  • JAMES THE LITTLE SAILOR

    As any experienced boater knows, it’s always important to keep safety in mind. That’s exactly why James, a poodle-mix, is sure to suit up in his personal floatation device (PFD) before he hits the water. “James loves to go sailing,” says owner Benjamin Schick. “When the wind picks up around Marina Del Rey, he’s in his PFD.”

  • DINGHY RIDES IN HUNTINGTON HARBOUR WITH KONA

    “You know it’s time for a dinghy ride when the weather is beautiful and your dog beats you into the boat!” says Kona’s owner, Brandon Post. An eight-year-old ridgeback-German-shepherd mix, Kona loves spending her days aboard the T/T Restless in Huntington Harbour.

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3 thoughts on “Dog Aboard

  • July 23, 2016 at 7:07 am
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    In your November 11-24 2005 issue you published DOG ABOARD picture of my husband and our dog Woody one of our Kayaks. Woody lived to the ripe old age of 16. The water must be good for dogs:-) The other day, we initiated our new puppy Misi to kayaking. She took to it just like Woody. Check out my 23 July Facebook post, the pictures are so similar it is amazing.

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  • May 29, 2018 at 6:36 am
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    Great when you can bring your best friend on board with you and make it a positive boating experience for the whole family.

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