Your Dog Love Water? Get Ready For Grand Rapids Free Dog Swim
Not every dog loves or even likes water, but if you have a dog that does get your doggy towel ready for the free dog swim that is coming to Grand Rapids.
Some Dogs Just Love the Water
I have never let my dog in anyone's pool out of fear he would drink the water...and I know he would but some dogs love the pool.
My dog Jake likes to play with his buddies in the Muskegon River.
It doesn't have to be the Muskegon River for my dog Jake. He will get in any body of water and it doesn't matter what time of the year it is either.
Back in February, my son and I along with our dog Jake were walking around the farm field taking down our last few trail cameras. The farm tractor can make some big tracks that get filled with water. It was probably in the low 30s when I hear ice breaking and my son says look Dad, Jakes in the water. I look over and Jake had broken the ice and is laying up to his neck in water like it was the middle of summer. Maybe he needed a polar plunge or more than likely just loves water any time of the year.
Free Dog Swim Coming To Grand Rapids
If you have a dog that likes to swim in a pool and can behave around other dogs then get ready for the Wag 'n' Wade Dog Swim that is coming to Richmond Park Pool on August 20th.
The event is free and open to all community members but you do have to pre-register your dog and you can do that right here. Registration begins for all sessions on July 24.
There are 5 different sessions for different size dogs from small to large and even a session for older dogs who need to take it a little easy on the swim laps.
- Session 1: 11 am 12 pm - Small dogs under 35 pounds
- Session 2: 12:15 pm - 1-15 am - Large dogs over 35 pounds
- Session 3: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Large dogs 2 over 35 pounds
- Session 4: 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm - Large dogs 3 over 35 pounds
- Session 5: 4 pm - 5 pm - Dogs that are 8 years old or older
There will be lots of tennis balls, dog waste bags, and plenty of clean drinking water for the dogs.
You are required to have a leash for getting your dog in and out of the pool area but no leash while in the pool. You can bring a doggy towel, life jacket, or even booties if you feel any of those are necessary but if I were you I would bring a towel.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, all your answers can be found here as well as contact information for Richmond Park Pool.