Bobby Arzadon saved a dog from drowning in Lake Washington.

Kirkland paddle boarder saves local dog at Houghton Beach

Dogs, just like humans, like to frolic in the waters of Lake Washington. But just like their best friends, they are susceptible to the dangers of going too far from shore.

Dogs, just like humans, like to frolic in the waters of Lake Washington. But just like their best friends, they are susceptible to the dangers of going too far from shore.

A Kirkland dog, Sadie, found that out the hard way Monday after following some seagulls out into deep waters. Luckily, the owner of Perfect Wave Surf Shop Bobby Arzadon was there to save her.

Sadie was out playing with her family and got out too far. She began to struggle in the water and some local reporters from Evening Magazine alerted Arzadon. The surf-shop owner sprang into action, grabbed a stand-up paddle board and made his way onto the lake. He got the dog onto the paddle board and brought her back to the shore, reuniting Sadie with her owners.

“There are not enough ‘thank yous’ in the world to tell you how wonderful you are in saving Sadie,” posted Peggy Sherlin on a Facebok message board. “The reporters for alerting Bobby to the situations and for Bobby jumping into action. She would have never made it without you all.”

Sherlin said that the family adopted Sadie just six months ago.

“She has brought such joy to us,” Sherlin said. “I can’t imagine anything happening to her. We now know she loves seagulls and will do anything to get to them – big lesson learned! Thank you again!”

Evening Magazine on KING 5 will showed the complete rescue on Monday night.

More in News

Flying Fish: Lake Sammamish kokanee move to Orcas Island

It’s part of a program to preserve the unique freshwater salmon species.

Malena Gaces, left, and other members of Washington CAN protest unfair move-out charges and alleged discriminatory behavior outside Kitts Corner Apartments in Federal Way in 2018. Sound Publishing file photo
King County could increase tenant protections

The council is considering ordinances designed to help renters.

The 2015 Wolverine Fire in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near Lake Chelan. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.
The smoky summer that wasn’t

While Washington had a mild season, wildfires burned near the Arctic.

Madison Miller/staff photo 
                                The school safety cameras pilot at John Muir, Kamiakin Middle School and Rose Hill Elementary began issuing tickets on Oct. 14.
School zone camera pilot starts ticketing drivers in Kirkland

The school zone photo enforcement camera pilot at three schools began issuing tickets Oct. 14.

Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
                                Kirkland Council Candidates participated in a forum hosted by Lutheran Peace Fellowship in collaboration with Faith Action Network and Indivisible Kirkland on Oct. 14. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
Kirkland council candidates talk racial equity, gun control, affordable housing and more

The event was held at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church on Oct. 14.

Blake Peterson/staff photo
                                132nd Square Park.
Kirkland council contemplates progress on 132d Park project

The project has been under discussion since 2015.

Dane Scarimbolo and Dominique Torgerson run Four Horsemen Brewery in Kent. They were almost shut down in late 2017 by King County, which after years of letting them operate a brewery and taproom, decided they were in violation of county code. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
Proposed winery ordinance irks King County farmers, neighbors and businesses

Concerns include more traffic, higher land prices, code enforcement and compliance.

Most Read