Its that time again – the annual Doggie Pool-ooza event! So if you are looking for something to do this weekend, this is the event for you.
Summer may be coming to a close, but it isn’t over yet. And the weather is certainly still hot enough to enjoy a pool party; so grab your sunblock and a towel and take the dog out for some fun in the sun on week 11 of Summer.
If you are unfamiliar Doggie Pool-ooza, it is a giant pool party for dogs. Play fetch in the water, splash around with other dogs (and dog owners) or just get your paws in the shallow end. There is an activity for every kind of water dog. In addition to the swimming for the dogs, this year’s event will feature food trucks, along with pet adoptions, demos and workshops, contests, discount microchipping, and more!
This Saturday, September 6th, the fun starts at 10 a.m. at the Cucamunga-Guasti Regional Park, located at 800 North Archibald Avenue, in Ontario. The party lasts until 4 p.m., and costs $5 per person and $1 per dog.
Safety First: Remember that even though you are playing in and around water, that doesn’t mean you won’t still be affected by the sun/heat. Make sure you and your pup drink plenty of fresh water (bring your own to be certain you will have it). If your pup looks like he is getting too much sun, take a break in the shade for a while. If your pup is over heating (panting heavily with a very red tongue), he may be experiencing heat stroke. Be sure to cool down his belly, groin, and feet pads with cool water then rest in the shade and give him cool fresh water to drink. And lastly, put on sunblock before you get there (don’t forget your dogs nose – and body for short haired white dogs) and be sure to reapply during the day. Being in the water may keep you cool but that water will reflect the sun, doubling your odds of getting sunburned.