After Valley Mission Pool’s season ends for humans, it goes for the dogs for two days during the city of Spokane Valley’s second-annual Paws in the Pool event. Dogs can swim, play, make new friends, get in a much-needed bath, and even perfect their jumping techniques from the diving board.
Sessions will be held Sunday, Aug. 25 and Monday, Aug., 26, at Valley Mission Pool, 11123 E Mission. On Sunday, the pool is open to dogs up to 59 pounds from 1-2:15 p.m. and for dogs 60 pounds and up from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. On Monday, the smaller dogs can enjoy the water from 4:45 to 6 p.m. followed by the larger dogs from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.
Registration for the event costs $5 per dog. Space is limited so preregistration is highly recommended.
All dogs must be six months or older and have verification of current vaccinations present as they enter the pool. Dogs must be well-behaved and on a 6-foot leash unless in the water. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs and are not allowed in the pool.
Dr. Traci Rickey and Dr. Jessica Titchenal from Cheney Veterinary Clinic will be on hand to confirm dog health and vaccination information prior to dogs entering the pool. For dogs who may need them, they will also offer a vaccination clinic with DHPPV (distemper/parvo boosters), bordetella (kennel cough) and rabies immunizations at just $14 each.
In addition, the folks from Costco will be on hand distributing samples of their dog food and sharing information on Costco's prescription pet medications.
Check out all of the fun we had last year by browsing through our photo gallery at spokanevalley.org/recreation and click on the 2012 Paws in the Pool link.
For additional information go to spokanevalley.org/pools or call 688-0300.