See Woof Report’s new tip with a listing of 2011 Dog Swim Day events:  “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 the last wave of 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 swimming going on – 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 2009! 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. You’ll also find everything from vendors with goodies for dogs to micro-chipping clinics and more.

 

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. Since it is the very end of the season for these fabulous events, you may just have to add it to your to-do list for next summer.

 

The Scoop:

Arnold, MO – Dog Swim Day
Friday, September 10
www.arnoldmo.org/dog-swim

Louisville, KY – Doggy Paddle Swim Day
Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11
www.internet.parks.ky.gov/doggy-paddle

Maplewood, MO – Dog Swim Day
Friday, September 10, and Saturday, September 11
www.cityofmaplewood.com/dog-swim

Rockville, MD – Doggie Dip Day 2010
Saturday, September 11
www. rockvillemd.gov/doggie-dip

Trenton, MI – Dog Days of Summer Swim
Saturday, September 11
www.trentonmi.org/dog-days

Leesburg, VA – 2nd Annual Dog Swim at Ida Lee
Saturday, September 11
www.leesburgva.org/dog-swim-party

Ypsilanti, MI – Annual Dog Swim
Saturday, September 11
www.ewashtenaw.org/dog-swim

Northern Virginia, VA – Dog Days Dog Swim
Five water park locations: Centreville, Sterling, Alexandria, Lorton and Arlington
Saturday, September 11
www.nvrpa.org/dog-swim

Salt Lake City, UT – Doggie Swim Day
Saturday, September 11
www.recreation.slco.org/doggie-swim

McAllen TX – Doggie Day at the Pool
Saturday, September 11
www.www.mcallen.net/doggie-day

El Paso, TX – 3rd Annual Dog Swim Day
Saturday, September 11th and Sunday, September 12th
www.ktsm.com/dog-swim

North Chevy Chase, MD – Dog Swim Day
Sunday, September 12
www.nccspa.com/dog-swim-day

West Sacramento, CA – Soggy Doggy Swim Day
Sunday September 12
www.cityofwestsacramento.org/soggy-doggy

Cary, NC – Pooch Plunge
Sunday, September 12th
www.millbrook-dog-park.com/pooch-plunge

Madison, WI – Capital K9’s Dog Paddle 2010
Sunday, September 12
www.capitalk9s.org

Ramapo, Rockland County, NY – K-9 Pool Party
Sunday, September 12
www.rockland.lohudblogs.com

Grove City, OH – Soggy Dog Swim
Sunday, September 12
www.bigsplash.grovecityohio.gov/soggy-dog

Thank you to www.TrippingTheGlobe.com for the photo taken at the annual event in Parker, Colorado.