Pooches Head for the Pool During Dog Daze Event
Clark County Parks and Recreation hosts the Eighth Annual Dog Daze of Summer event beginning at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16. The fun takes place at the Desert Breeze Water Park, 8275 W. Spring Mountain Road. Admission is $5 per dog; humans are free. Pet parents can register their dogs online at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/parks. Space is limited to the first 100 registered dogs per session. Online registration begins Aug. 24. Completing the pre-registration online will decrease time in line.
Owners will look on as their canine companions take a relaxing dip in the pool during two sessions – 9 to 10:15 a.m. for dogs 50 pounds and lighter and 10:45 a.m. to noon for dogs heavier than 50 pounds. No humans will be allowed in the water with their animals. Prizes will be given for the shortest and tallest dog for each session as well as for funny pet tricks. Raffles also will be held with prizes from local vendors.
The first year, the Dog Daze of Summer earned the Clark County Parks and Recreation’s Aquatics Section a Nevada Recreation and Parks Society Program Excellence Award for New Concepts. The event will mark the last time the outdoor pool will be open for the season and is held after the normal swim season. Owners must have their dog’s current rabies tag or other proof of updated vaccinations before they are allowed in the pool.
All dogs must enter and leave on a leash and be in the owners’ control at all times. Owners must stay in the facility to assist their dogs out of the water. Dogs showing signs of aggression will be asked to leave. Owners must clean up after their dogs; bags will be provided. The pool will be closed to humans at the time of the event and power washed with a Southern Nevada Health District-approved solution immediately following the event. The pool must comply with all Health District regulations prior to opening for next year’s swim season. Dogs are not permitted in the indoor facility, in the sand pit, or on the slides.
Those interested can call the Clark County Aquatics Office at (702) 455-7798 or visit the website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/parks. Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook by visiting http://tinyurl.com/4dfw8ea.
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