Posted by: twodogtales | September 11, 2012

Dowden Terrace dog swim Sept. 15; pictures from Great Waves

Dowden Terrace dog swim Sept. 15

Dog swim season isn’t over yet! This Saturday, Sept. 15, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. the Dowden Terrace Recreation Association is holding a dog swim event. The pool level will be lowered and there are steps in the shallow end to allow easy access for the pups. There is an acre of grassy and treed hills for non-swimmers to run. A life guard will be on duty, and there will be an adoption event and pavilion tables for dog organizations.

Cost is $5 or a donation of animal food, treats, blankets, towels or other materials that can be donated to a full service rescue facility.

Dowden Terrace Recreation Association is at 6300 Holmes Run Parkway Alexandria, VA 22311. Enter on Dawes Avenue across Seminary Road from the Alexandria campus of Northern Virginia Community College and the Coca Cola Company Plant.

Pictures from Great Waves

Saturday, Sept. 8, was a great day for water-loving dogs. Crowds of dog owners flocked to Great Waves Water Park on Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria for their annual dog swim day.

The warm and sunny weather held until mid-afternoon, but many owners arrived at the event right at the noon start. There were long lines to get your dog’s license and rabies vaccination checked, and to pay the $5 entry fee, but they moved quickly.

As always, there were dogs of all shapes, sizes and swimming ability cavorting in the main wave pool as well as two smaller, shallower kiddie pools.

Some dogs took a dip, then relaxed near the lounge chairs.

It was another great dog swim event, thank you Northern Virginia Regional Parks Authority for holding this awesome event every year!

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