Friday, September 13, 2013

13th Week of Summer: Make a Splash

Dealing with nearly unbearable heat this month, it’s hard to tell that summer is coming to a close.  But that’s how it goes in sunny California; we often need a calendar to tell us what season we’re supposed to in.
This last activity of summer is ideal for beating the heat while saying goodbye to those carefree days. Regional Parks has partnered with V.C.A Animal Hospitals to throw a giant pool party just for dogs.  You and your pup can join in the fun at DoggiePool-ooza this Saturday, September 14th. 

The Doggie Pool-ooza is being held at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park located at 800 North Archibald Avenue in Ontario.  Of course, playing in the pool isn’t the only fun thing to do.  You can catch adorable pups strutting their stuff in the Talent Show, Dog Swimsuit Competition, or Little Dog Races. Or perhaps you and your dog would like to compete in the Dog/Owner Look-a-Like Contest. There will be lots of great vendors to check out along with an agility course, pet photo booth, workshops, pet adoptions, and more.  It’s sure to be a splash! The fun begins at 8:30 a.m. and goes until 1:00 p.m.
There are a few things you should know before you go.  Event parking is $10 (carpool if you want to save a little money) and entry is $1 per dog.  Your dog must be at least 6 months old with a current license and vaccinations to participate. Only pups are allowed in the pools, no humans.  And dogs must be on a leash whenever they are not in the pool.  It’s going to be another hot weekend, and water reflects the sun, increasing your chance of sunburn. So, don’t forget the sunblock (you’ll probably want a hat too) and bring extra drinking water for you and your dog.  Most importantly, don’t forget to have fun! Enjoy this last week of summer.