Tallahassee, FL - It is time once again for you to get out of the pool while your canine companion jumps on in! The fifth annual Puppies in the Pool event is back at the Trousdell Aquatics Center (activity pool only), located at 298 John Knox Road. It will be held this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 23 and 24, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Puppies in the Pool event is sponsored by the City's Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Department.
Dogs will be divided into two groups and allotted certain swim times. Times are the same both days.
Dogs under 40 pounds: 1 -- 2 p.m.
Dogs over 40 pounds: 10 -- 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.; 2:30 -- 3:30 p.m.
Since space is limited, pre-registration is encouraged. Entry fees are $3.50 per person and $3.50 per dog. Express Puppy Passes will soon be on sale at Trousdell. The pool is open from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. for registration Thursday and Friday, Oct. 21 and 22. Citizens wanting to attend Puppies in the Pool can bring their pet's paperwork, prepay the entrance fee and select the time slot that works best for them and their pooch(es). They will be then be given an Express Puppy Pass, which allows them to bypass lines on Saturday and Sunday and head straight for the pool. Only cash and checks are accepted. On-site registration is provided on a space available basis.
All dogs six months or older are welcome to come show off their best doggie paddle. All dog owners must bring current health information on each animal, as dogs without these materials will not be permitted in the pool. Vaccinations must be current for rabies, bordetella and one of the following: DAPP, DA2PP or DHPP. Dogs must also have had a negative fecal test within the past year and be spayed or neutered. Also, this is the dog's time to swim, thus no humans will be allowed into the activity pool with their canine friend(s) due to regulations set by the Leon County Public Health Department.
For more information about Puppies in the Pool, please contact the Trousdell Aquatics Center at 891-4901.