5pm Post – DPR To Host Second Annual DPR Doggie Day Swim on September 11


Photo by PoPville flickr user Wayan Vota

We were discussing the dog swim over the weekend. Earlier today I received a great update. If anyone goes please take some photos for me!

From DPR:

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will host their 2nd Annual DPR Doggie Day Swim on Saturday, September 11, from 12 noon to 4 pm at the Upshur Pool, 4300 Arkansas Avenue, NW, and Banneker Pool, 2500 Georgia Avenue, NW. With the end of the outdoor swimming season, this annual event provides dogs with a one day opportunity to enjoy a swim and play games.

Admission is free to DC residents and their dogs. Attendance the day of the event will be based on capacity at the time of arrival. During the Doggie Day Swim, there will be limits to the number of dogs in the pool area at one time; 75 dogs at Upshur Pool, and 150 dogs at Banneker Pool.

Dog handlers must be 16 years of age or older, and cannot swim or enter the pool with their dogs. Dogs must be sociable and remain leashed while on the pool deck. All dogs must wear current DC dog license; vaccination tags or have a current rabies certificate or letter from their veterinarian stating that they have received necessary shots in order to gain entry to the event.

The DC Department of Health (DOH) will be on hand to monitor the health and safety of the pets and their owners. They will also provide outreach and education regarding pet vaccinations, dog licenses and dog park licenses.

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