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The Doggie Splash Season kicks off this Saturday at Vanston Pool in Mesquite

Have your dogs been suffering from the endless days of 100 degree heat? Relief is at hand as the Doggie Splash Season starts this weekend. For those of you who don't know yet, the Doggie Splash Season starts when local swimming pools start to close at the end of summer. The last day before the pool closes becomes a doggie play day at the pool. The fence around the park turns the entire pool into an unleashed dog park for the day and the dogs are allowed to dive in. Vanston Pool in Mesquite was one of the first pools in the area to have a Doggie Splash Day and with the water park like amenities there, it is still one of the best.

It all starts at 10 am, this Saturday. All dogs are free and dog owners pay a $5 admission fee. All other family members pay $1 to come and swim with the dogs. It ends with a bunch of cool and tired dogs at 1 pm. There is a swimsuit competition for the dogs, so start working on your costumes now. After that there is a dog paddle race and a diving contest. Vanston pool is at 2913 Oates Drive in Mesquite, on Oates just North of Gus Thomasson Road. Bring your pups out for a day of cool fun, and remember to check for more upcoming Doggie Splash Events.

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