Time for pooches to take the plunge
West County swimming pools are going to the dogs this week. Here is the lineup of area dog swims.
The city of Ballwin holds the North Pointe Dog Swim from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at North Pointe Aquatic Center. All non-aggressive dogs with current vaccinations are welcome. Admission is $10. Call 227-8580 or visit www.ballwin.mo.us.
The city of Chesterfield Parks & Recreation Department, in cooperation with the Dirk’s Fund, a Golden Retriever rescue group, holds its annual K-9 Splash from 4:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at the Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center. There is a maximum of two (2) dogs per family, and the most recent record of each dog’s vaccinations is required. No puppies under 5 months old are permitted. Admission is $7 per dog/$3 per person with children younger than age 2 admitted free of charge. Call 537-2552.
The city of Des Peres holds Dog Days of Summer, a dog swim, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at The Lodge Des Peres. Owners must show current proof of vaccinations. Admission is $10 per dog; pre-registration is not required. Call (314) 835-6150 or visit www.desperesmo.org.
The city of Ellisville Pooch Plunges are from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6 and from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 at The Edge Aquatic Center. A copy of each dog’s current rabies vaccination record is required. Admission is $7 per dog and $3 per person age 3 and older. Handlers much be at least 18 years of age, and there is a limit of two dogs per handler. Call 227-7508.
The city of Manchester holds a Doggie Paddle Party from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Manchester Aquatic Center in Paul A. Schroeder Park. Owners must provide complete vaccination records. Admission is $10 for dog and owner (limit two dogs) and $3 for each additional person. Proceeds benefit a local animal charity and the Manchester Homecoming Committee. Call 227-1385 or visit www. manchestermo.gov.