An­nual Dog­gie Pad­dle Pool Party to ben­e­fit McKamey An­i­mal Cen­ter takes place at Warner Park. SATUR­DAY

Dogs take over the pool at Warner Park Satur­day

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Warner Park Pool is go­ing to the dogs Satur­day, Sept. 8, when the 10th an­nual Dog­gie Pad­dle Pool Party is held.

This fundraiser for McKamey An­i­mal Cen­ter al­lows pet own­ers to bring their pooches for a swim be­fore the Warner Park Pool is drained at sum­mer’s end.

“There is one pool but they also have a splash/sprin­kler park on the side that the dogs love play­ing in as well,” says Jamie McAloon, McKamey ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor.

All sizes of dogs are wel­come, but own­ers must ac­com­pany their dogs and there must be one adult per two dogs.

Dog­gie eti­quette re­quires that dogs be on a leash when out­side the pool area, own­ers must clean up af­ter their dogs (bags pro­vided), own­ers bring their own tow­els and chil­dren may not be left unat­tended.

Ag­gres­sive dogs (and peo­ple) will be asked to leave.

Hav­ing seen how much dogs en­joy this wa­ter play, the McKamey staff has added some new con­tests to the fun. The Splish Splash Con­test will in­clude cat­e­gories: best dog swim­suit, long­est jump, fastest swim, best belly flop and big­gest splash. Pet own­ers can en­roll their dogs at the Off Leash K9 Train­ers’ booth at the pool.

STAFF FILE PHOTO BY DOUG STRICK­LAND

Rocky catches some air be­fore splash­ing into the Warner Park Pool at a pre­vi­ous Dog­gie Pad­dle Pool Party. The an­nual fundraiser for McKamey An­i­mal Cen­ter takes place Satur­day.

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