Sunset Beach, California: Sancho the Giant Dog

Oversized bronze Labrador Retriever sits outside the headquarters of a cleaning company, where he was the official greeter until 1989.

Simple Green

15922 Pacific Coast Hwy, Sunset Beach, CA
Simple Green. Sits right next to the front of the building. North edge of Sunset Beach, on the northbound side of Hwy 1, just south of the bridge.
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Sancho the Greeter at night.

Sancho the Giant Dog

Actually live near here, but never knew about Sancho until I saw it in the Roadside America app.

[Dmac, 11/18/2020]

The Greeters.

Sancho the Giant Dog

Sancho (1979-1989) was an official greeter dog for a company that produces cleaning products. The giant dog statue sits outside the corporate headquarters of Simple Green, with a plaque listing the names of all of the other official greeters for the company.

You can view Sancho best on weekends when employees are not at work, but there is public coastal access. You are also able to fish off the walkway.

[Tori Armstrong, 02/23/2019]

Other no-longer-living greeters include Beowulf, Jake, Bear, and Sancho II.

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