We're happy to announce the first ever, first annual DOG SWIM! We've teamed up with the City of Athens' Parks and Recreation department to bring you this extra special super fun day. Are you ready for the details?
The dog swim will be held at the Athens City Pool on East State Street, in Athens. It will last from 10 a.m.until 2 p.m. on Saturday August 29. The cost is $5 per dog. Humans are free of charge. The event is rain or shine, but will be canceled in the event of lightening. The weather report as of August 23rd is calling for scattered thunderstorms. Let's hope they pass us by!
So what's the catch? You can't go in the water! That's right, your dogs can swim away the end of the pool season, but you have to stay comfortably dry and watch as they have all the fun. But what's a better way to spend the day than watching your pooch get some quality time in the water and make some new friends?
Vet records must be shown for all dogs stating they are current on rabies, bordetella, and distemper vaccinations. Any dogs showing aggression, or females in heat, will not be allowed at the event.
We ask kindly that when your pooch isn't in the pool that he's on a leash.
In addition to all this (Yes, there's more!) The Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) will be around to provide education and information about pets and disaster preparedness. Friends of the Dog Shelter will be there with some adoptable dogs, as well as a few of the Humane Society's own companion-less canines who will hopefully swim right into the hearts of someone who can give them a forever home!
This occurs on the same date and time as our Cat and Kitten adoption event, which will be held just down the road at the Market on State (formerly University Mall).
As always, check out our list of adoptable animals. At least two of our pooches will be at the pool that day, but I'll leave you guessing as to just who they are. Go check out all of our animals, they're all waiting for just the right human. Maybe that human is you?