City Pools Open Up for Doggie Dips to End the 2014 Season

Shelley Sharp 534.8133 Ext. 209

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 10:12 a.m.

Spokane, Wash., Aug. 18, 2014: Saturday, August 23, is the last day for swimmers in Spokane City Aquatic Centers. Before the water is emptied and the pools are readied for winter, Spokane Parks and Recreation will open four of them to the dogs!

Beginning Sunday, August 24, at Comstock Pool on Spokane’s South Hill, pet owners can bring their pooches to dive, swim, and frolic with other canine water enthusiasts in the 4th Annual Doggie Dips to benefit SpokAnimal and the Spokane Parks Foundation.

For $10, dogs can spend time poolside playing fetch, doing doggie paddle laps, or just working on their tan. For the past three years SpokAnimal has used the funds raised from the popular event to help maintain and enhance the SpokAnimal Dog Park at High Bridge. This year, the Doggie Dips falls within SpokAnimal’s participation in the ASPCA Rachel Ray 100K Challenge and there will be special games, photos, and prizes incorporating the SpokAnimal Likesaver Challenge theme into the fun.

Dog owners may pre-register for one or more Doggie Dips through Spokane Park and Rec or pay $10 at the pool the day of each event. Dogs must be well-mannered, healthy, and attended to by an owner who has proof of an up-to date rabies vaccination. Dogs without a current certificate may be turned away.

Keep an eye on the SpokAnimal Lifesaver Facebook page for photos of all the fun!

Doggie Dips
Sunday08/243-5 PMComstock
Monday08/255-7 PMShadle
Tuesday08/265-7 PMHillyard
Wednesday08/275-7 PMA.M. Cannon