Summer’s not over yet! August and September are full of dog-friendly events to get out and have some fun with your dog. One end of summer event you definitely don’t want to miss is the chance to take your dog swimming. All over town over the next month there will be dog swim events at community pools and recreation centers.
To attend these events, dogs should be up to date on vaccines and on leash when not in the pool. And please remember to clean up after your dogs! No one wants to hang out with their dogs in a dirty pool.
Cleveland Dog Swims 2018
Dog Dayz at Manry Pool
Cost is $2 per dog and proceeds go to the Lake Humane Society. 6 to 7 pm Small Dogs (weigh under 50 pounds) only and 7 to 8pm Large Dogs (weigh over 50 pounds) only.
Doggie Dip Day
1pm-4pm at Mentor Civic Center Park Pool. Cost is $5 per dog.
Brookpark Recreation Center
11 am to 1 pm, admission is free for residents and includes a picture with your pet.
Dog Paddle & Pet-a-Palooza
11 am to 2pm at Hinckley Ledge Pool. Cost is not listed yet, but is typically $5- $10. A liability waiver should be filled out prior to admission. You can find it here: https://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/getmedia/95e3e3f1-4280-4209-a5f3-5c9b3a749637/2018DogPaddleWaiver.pdf.ashx
Lakewood Dog Swim
5 pm o 7pm at the Foster Pool at Lakewood Park. Cost is $8 for one dog, $7 for each additional dog. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Lakewood Dog Park. Fill out your waiver here: https://www.lakewoodrecreation.com/user/files/dog_swim_waiver_2017.pdf
Rocky River Dog Swim
For Rocky River residents, this dog swim will be held 6:30-7:30 pm at the Rocky River Rec Center outdoor pool.
13th Annual Big Splash Dog Party
This dog swim benefits Love-A-Stray animal rescue and will be held from 12-5pm at the Ellen Trivanovich Aquatic Center. This event is always very popular, so to avoid the long lines you can pre-register online for $20 and avoid waiting in line. Day of the event admission is $10. Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/288457821734245/?active_tab=discussion
There are also dog contests and fun activities for dogs and people.
For Willoughby residents from 1pm-3pm at Osborne Park Pool, 38575 Lakeshore Blvd. Cost is $3 per dog.
11am-2pm at Twinsburg Water Park, 10260 1/2 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg. Cost is $2 per dog at the door. Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/300695434017971/ Bring a donation for Never Surrender Pet Pantry.