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Dog Swim Days are Here, Find One in Your Area!

Published: Aug. 31, 2011
Subject: Do the Doggie Paddle
Category: Tails of the City

Dog Swim Days are Here, Find One in Your Area!

Dog Swim Days are Here, Find One in Your Area!


Dogs around town are practicing their dog paddle strokes and searching for floating toys, all in preparation for upcoming Dog Swim Days! Just as local swimming pools across the country are closing for the summer season, lucky dogs in some areas are invited to splish, splash and frolic in the pool before it’s drained for the season.


At many events, there’s more than just swimming and socializing – you’ll find games and contests, like the ‘Biggest Splash’ and ‘Coolest Wet Dog’ contests at the event hosted by the Capital K9s, Madison, Wisconsin’s Police Department K9 Unit. Over 1000 dogs attended this event in 2010! You’ll also find everything from vendors with goodies for dogs to micro-chipping clinics and more. Even better, many events charge a nominal admission fee, which is typically donated to animal rescue groups, and animal rescue groups are often on hand with adoptable pets looking for their forever homes.


If you don’t see an event near you listed below, just google "Dog Swim Day" or "Dog Pool" with your city name or ask about it at your local public pool or check doggie event listings.


Please add details about events in your area in the Comments section below!


The Scoop:

Iowa City, IA - Annual Dog Paddle
Saturday, Sept 10, 2011

Louisville, KY – 11th Annual Dog Paddle
September 10, 2011

LaGrange, KY – Dog Party & Swim
Sunday, September 11, 2011

Grove City, OH - Soggy Dog Swim
Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ann Arbor, MI - Dog Swim at Buhr Park Pool
Wednesday & Thursday, September 7 and 8, 2011

Trenton, MI - Dog Days of Summer Swim
Saturday, September 10, 2011

Ypsilanti, MI - Annual Dog Swim
Saturday, September 10, 2011

Arnold, MO - Dog Swim Day
Saturday, September 10, 2011

Maplewood, MO – 8th Annual Dog Swim Day
Friday, September 9, and Saturday, September 10, 2011

Wilmington, NC - Pooch Plunge
Tuesday, September 6th through Saturday, September 10, 2011

Henderson, NV - Doggie Paddle & Play Day
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011

Las Vegas, NV - 7th Annual Dog Daze of Summer
Saturday, September 10, 2011

Scarsdale, NY - Annual Dog Days of Summer Dog Swim

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Greenville, SC– Waggin’ at the Waterpark
Saturday, September 10 and September 24, 2011

El Paso, TX - Dog Day Swimming Event
Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11, 2011

McAllen TX - Doggie Day at the Pool 

Saturday, September 10 , 2011

Salt Lake City, UT - Doggie Swim Day

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Alexandria, VA - 8th Annual Doggie Swim Day
Saturday, September 11, 2011

Northern Virginia, VA - Dog Days Dog Swim

Five water park locations: Centreville, Sterling, Alexandria, Lorton and Arlington

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Madison, WI - Capital K9’s Dog Paddle 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Thank you to Thomas Dwyer for the photo taken at the Doggie Paddle and Play Day at Black Mountain Recreation Center in Henderson, Nevada.

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