My favorite summer event for dogs is the annual Doggie Splash Day events all over the metroplex! At the end of each city pool season there is one Saturday where the pool is open to family's furry members, these events also serve as a fundraiser for the local shelter.
There are many fun activities such as a doggie bathing suit contest, local vendors handing out free toys and such, doggie paddle races and diving contests. Your furry child will have lots of fun making new friends, sniffing around and cooling off in the swimming, pool of course.
Entry admission is usually very reasonable, $5.00 will get you and your pup in the door, in some cities it's $2.00 extra for additional pup's and only $1.00 for spectators just wanting to observe all the fun. But all proceeds go to a good cause and there are usually food and refreshments for sale as well. All pets must have up to date rabies vaccination tag, just to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Here are some cities in the Dallas area that are participating in Dog Splash Day 2014 as well as all the information to plan your day...
In Bedford they start the day off with their annual 2K-Nine event at the park where you can walk, jog or run with your furry family members and after everyone can cool off at the city wide Dog Splash Day. September 6th, 8:30 to 9:30 AM for the 2K-Nine and Dog Splash is from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. You can get all the info and register for the 2K-Nine here... www.bedfordsplash.com/special_events_2.htm
Richardson's AnimaLuv organization puts on the annual Dog Splash Day for the City of Richardson at the Terrace Pool and the shaved ice truck is always parked right out front. It will be held August 16th from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. www.cor.net/index.aspx?page=64&recordid=2174
Mesquite Dog Splash day and events, August 16th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM www.cityofmesquite.com/290/Doggie-Splash-Day
Garland has the annual Dog-A-Palooza at the Pawsabilities park (formerly known as The Bark Park). www.ci.garland.tx.us/news/displaynews.asp?NewsID=182&TargetID=23 or visit www.garlandpawsibilities.org