Alexandria Hosts Fifth Annual Doggie Day Swim

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 20, 2008    

City of Alexandria Hosts Fifth Annual Doggie Day Swim
Portion of Proceeds Will Benefit Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

Treat your pooch to a summertime dip at the City of Alexandria’s Fifth Annual Doggie Day Swim on Tuesday, September 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Old Town Pool, 1609 Cameron St. Admission is $5 per dog. Following the end of the summer pool season, this annual event provides dogs with the opportunity to swim and play games in one of the City’s pools. Treats and toys will be provided. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.

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 should wear current vaccination tags or handlers should provide proof of vaccination. Space is limited to 100 dogs in the pool area at one time.

For additional information, call the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center at 703.519.2160.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City's Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Rashawn Jackson of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities at 703.519.2160 (TTY 703.519.2167) or e-mail