Dog Swim Days


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.