|Here I am wading in the creek. Does this count as swimming?|
As a dog blogger, I get some interesting press releases coming across my desk. This one really caught my eye because it was different. Imagine, a day at the pool for dogs! Now I love wading in the Columbia River and fording creeks, but would I jump in the pool? Probably not. If they have wading, I'd do that. I might go watch and take pictures for my blog... we'll see. It looks like the doggie social event of the season!
Here's the Press Release:
Dive into the Labor Day Pooch Plunge at the Marshall Center pool in Vancouver, WA
Bring your four-legged friend to the Marshall Community Center pool for the inaugural Pooch Plunge from 1-4 p.m. on Labor Day (Sept. 2).
Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation will drain and clean the pool that week, but before they do please join us for an afternoon of dog paddling and contests. This special event is sponsored by Canine Utopia, 2309 Main St., Vancouver, which will provide great toys, prize baskets, goodie bags and more.
Lifeguards will be provided to help keep your best friend safe. All dogs must be current on shots, dog and people friendly, and be willing to swim (no tossing your dog in). Human companions are not allowed in the pool during this event.
Admission to the Pooch Plunge is $5 per dog. The community center will be closed for maintenance on this date, so participants will need to enter through the rear pool patio doors. The Marshall Community Center is located at 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., near the Clark College campus.
For more information, please call the Marshall Community Center at (360) 487-7100.