Dog About Town: Diving Into Pool Parties and More Things to Do

This year's doggy swim days, when area pools invite pooches in before they close for the season, are kicking off this weekend. Proof of rabies vaccination (either a tag or paperwork from your vet) is required, and dogs must be friendly. If yours isn't a strong swimmer, we recommend bringing a doggy life jacket. Nonswimmers can also have fun, playing poolside.Paws in the Pool-ooza in Cedar Hill: This year's festivities at Crawford Park Pool are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. 401 Straus Road. $2 per dog if you register by Friday at the Tri-City Animal Shelter or at the Parks & Recreation offices in the Government Center, $5 at the door. All proceeds will benefit the shelter. 972-291-5130. cedarhilltxgov.org.Doggie Splash Day in Mesquite: Along with swimming from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Vanston Pool, 2913 Oates Drive, there will be contests for best pooch swimsuit, paddling and diving. $5 for one person with one dog, $2 per additional pet, $1 for spectators. Those who bring a jar of peanut butter or jelly for the Spread the Love campaign will receive $2 off. 972-216-6260. cityofmesquite.com/pard.Pooch Plunge in Rowlett: The annual fundraiser for Friends of Rowlett Animals at Wet Zone water park, from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, includes splashing in the fountains and lazy river, vendors, a raffle and food for sale. 5304 Main St. $10 per dog, free for humans. poochplunge.org.  Continue reading...

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