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Dog Splash Days are just around the corner 

Special from the Soaring Eagle Press

Parks for Pups

Photo from Parks for Pups.

Dogs and their owners will celebrate the end of the summer season on September 5th, 6th and 7th at the 8th Annual Dog Splash Days in Templeton. This popular annual event attracts locals as well as tourists looking for a unique experience with their family dog.

Templeton Pool officially closes for the season on September 1st, but opens for one last weekend of frolic for Dog Splash Days.

Only dogs are allowed in the pool for the event. Local dog trainers and therapists wearing wetsuits volunteer their time as dog “lifeguards” to assist dogs as they enter and exit the water. Dog life vests are available for dogs that are new to swimming, and pool toys such as rubber ducks, rubber bananas, and Frisbees are also available.

Both the tot pool and the shallow end of the adult pool are open for dog swimming. Swim sessions are scheduled on the hour and limited to 20 dogs at a time to ensure a quality and safe play time for all participants.

The 2014 swim schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, September 5th from noon to 4 pm
  • Saturday, September 6th from 10 am to 3 pm
  • Sunday, September 7th from 10 am to 3 pm

The following swim sessions are reserved for small dogs (under 30 lbs) and senior or infirm dogs:

  • Friday at noon and 1 pm
  • Saturday at 10 am

Note! Small and senior dogs are also welcome at the other swim sessions

To register: Dogs must be 5 months or older and adult male dogs must be neutered. Paper proof of current rabies vaccination must be presented at the registration table prior to admission to the pool area. Any dog displaying aggressive behavior will be required to leave the pool area immediately with a full refund.

Admission is $15 per dog through September 4th and $20 through the event. Advance reservations are recommended but not required. Dogs with reservations are admitted before walk-ins on a space available basis.

To register online or for more information, please click here or call (805) 434-4437.

The three day event is organized by the non-profit Parks4Pups organization and all proceeds benefit Vineyard Dog Park in Templeton. A total of 240 dogs participated in the 2013 event.

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