This September, the City of Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Center is providing a great opportunity for you and your dog to exercise, together. For one day only, Cape Splash Family Aquatics Center is providing the use of their pool for dogs and their owners to swim together.
This event will occur from 4 – 6 p.m. on Sept. 22. Dogs must be on a leash when entering the facility and owners are asked to bring in doggy bags to clean up after their pets.
Admission is $5 per dog and their humans get in free. Attendance prizes will also be awarded for the dogs. Vaccinations are required of all dogs and should be reflected on their collars and aggressive dogs will be asked to leave the pool.
Recreation Supervisor Amy Roth hopes to have at least 60 dogs attend this year. Roth said this is a great opportunity for people and their pets to spend time together in a controlled water environment.
Cape Splash Family Aquatics Center will have the lap pool open for the dogs but will close the slides and lazy river as a safety precaution.
This program originally began in 2006 in Capaha Pool, but after its closing Doggy Swim did not resume until 2011 at Cape Splash. After Doggy Swim Day the pool will undergo a cleaning process and close for the winter season.
All proceeds will benefit the Parks and Recreation Foundation and for further information contact the Osage Centre at 573-335-6342 or Patrick Watson at 573-335-4040.