Sadly the 2014 pool season is coming to an end as warm summer weather will soon turn cold as autumn approaches. One happy happening though during pool closure season are the numerous dog friendly swim sessions around Denver as area pools open their waters up to human and canine clients. Prices and reservation restrictions vary event to event so be sure to check websites for full rules and additional information
Dog Daze at F-15 Pool in Stapleton is on Sunday, September 7 with swim heats starting at 1 or 2 pm depending on dog size. Proceeds from the event ($5 pre-sale, $10 day of) will benefit Stinkbug Project, a foundation that pairs children diagnosed with a life-threatening disease with stress-reducing companion dogs from the Prison-Trained K9 Program at Colorado Correctional Industries.
On Sunday, August 17 Deer Creek Pool in Littleton will hold its annual Doggie Dip from 5:30 to 7pm. Dogs with current rabies vaccinations and their 12 years old or older handler are welcome to participate come rain or shine for $10.
The Wag N’ Romp at Cook Creek Pool is more than just an opportunity for your dog to use the pool, it’s a whole afternoon of dog friendly activities. From 10am to 2pm on Saturday, September 6 there will be vendors, competitions and also pet adoptions at this dog friendly swim day in south Denver.
Apex parks and recreation pools around Arvada will host their annual doggie swim days on Sunday, August 17. The Lake Arbor Pool near Wadsworth and 80th as well as the Secrest Pool near Wadsworth and 66th will both host special events Sunday from 11am to 1pm with refreshments and activities for swimmers with two and four legs for $5.