City of Alexandria to Hold Annual Swims for Dogs Large and Small

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City of Alexandria to Hold Annual Swims for Dogs Large and Small

For Immediate Release: September 6, 2017

Treat your pooch to a late summertime dip at one of the City of Alexandria’s Annual Dog Swims. Dogs under 50 pounds can enjoy a pool to themselves at the Itty Bitty Doggie Dive on Friday, September 15, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Charles Houston Recreation Center Memorial Pool (901 Wythe St.). Dogs of all sizes can enjoy the Big Dog Day Swim on Saturday, September 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Old Town Pool (1609 Cameron St.).  Pre-registration is required.

Following the end of the summer pool season, these annual events provide dogs with the opportunity to swim and play games in the City’s outdoor pools before the pools are drained and cleaned for the winter. Due to the generous support of Your Dog’s Best Friends, admission is free.

Register online now to reserve a space for your dog (Itty Bitty Doggie Dive: activity number 134390 or Big Dog Day Swim: activity number 134391).

Dog handlers must be at least 16 years old and cannot swim or enter the pool with their dogs. Dogs must be sociable and remain leashed while on the pool deck. In order to gain entry, each dog must either wear a current vaccination tag or have a current rabies certificate or veterinarian letter. Space is limited to 100 dogs in the pool area at one time.

For more information, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Aquatics.

For media inquiries, contact Andrea J. Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Ralph Baird at ralph.baird@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.5435, Virginia Relay 711.

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This news release is available at www.alexandriava.gov/99413.

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