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Doggie Splash Day

By Floyd Miller



ABILENE, Texas – Dogs are allowed at the canine friendly Doggie Splash Day, held at Rose Park Pool annually. This year, the 4th annual swim fest for dogs will run from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday, September 1 with a fee of $2 per dog. In addition to taking a dip in the pool, all breeds are welcome to compete in the big and small dog paddle races. For less competitive pooches, they can show off their fashion sense in a swimsuit contest. They may also take home door prizes and giveaways. Rose Park Pool is located at 2642 S. 9th Street in Abilene. {{more}}“This is a day when the pool really goes to the dogs,” remarked Anita Vigil, Senior Citizens/Recreation Program Supervisor. “Although we had to close the pools early this year due to lifeguards leaving, we can still end the summer pool season with our unusual four-legged send-off. We invite dogs, that like to get wet, and their owners to come on out and see why Doggie Splash Day is a hit with man’s best friend.” Doggie Splash Day is sponsored by the City of Abilene’s Recreation Division and Animal Services. The contest sponsor is Pam’s Pets. Door prizes and giveaways were donated by Rescue the Animals, The Humane Society, Abilene Animal Hospital, Acco Farm and Ranch Center, Animal Health and Medical Center of Abilene, Animal House Grooming, Big Country Veterinary Clinic, Callan Animal Hospital, Chimney Rock Animal Hospital, Companion Veterinary Care, Happy Tails Grooming Salon, Jackson Brother’s Feed, Key City Vet Clinic, Lad’s & Lassie’s, Mary’s Grooming, Mobile Veterinary Clinic, Pets Smart, Ridgemont Animal Clinic, Radford Hill Animal Clinic, Robbie’s Boarding and Grooming and West Texas Veterinary Supply. For more information about Doggie Splash Day, call 734-5301.

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