Selkirk Pool will become a dogs’ playground to close out the summer on Aug. 27 with the fourth annual K9 Swim and Splash.
The final day for public swimming at the pool is Sunday, Aug. 25 and make-up swimming lessons will take place on Aug. 26. The dogs take over the following day from noon to 6 p.m.
The K9 Swim and Splash has become a popular event over the years, and Mayor Larry Johannson says providing a day at the pool for the dogs has become an event everyone looks forward to.
“The K9 Swim and Splash is a fun event and we know that people really like to give their dogs the chance to take a dip in the pool,” Johannson said.
“We’ve had great success with this over the last three years and I’m sure dogs and their owners will have a great time this year as well.”
For Our Four-Legged Friends
Selkirk CAO Duane Nicol says people look forward to the Swim and Splash every year and enjoy being able to bring their dogs to the pool to meet other canine friends.
“It’s definitely an event that the public embraces and it’s nice to see the city’s four-legged citizens enjoying the pool for the last day of the season,” Nicol said.
“We know that pets are part of the family and we opened the city’s first fenced off-leash park in Selkirk Park earlier this summer so people can have a safe place to exercise their dogs. The K9 Swim and Splash is another opportunity for people to treat their dogs to a fun outing.”
No Shots, No Swimming
While the dogs are taking over the pool for the afternoon and evening, there are rules the dogs, and their owners, will have to follow.
The pool and splash pad will be open to all dogs, but owners must bring proof of current vaccinations to the pool entry gate upon registration (no pre-registration required). A vaccination certificate from your vet is the only acceptable proof of vaccination. The certificate must show rabies, distemper/parvo (DA2PP) and bordetella vaccination.
Dogs must be accompanied by an adult handler over the age of 18.
The swim will end at 6 p.m. and the pool will be cleaned and drained for the season.
- You are responsible for your dog and its behaviour while in the pool, including your dog’s interaction with other dogs.
- For the safety of all dogs visiting the pool & splash pad, The City of Selkirk requires all our canine visitors to be vaccinated for rabies, distemper, parvo and Bordetella. Proof of vaccinations must be submitted when registering your canine. (Dog tags are not sufficient)
- Please attend to your dog at all times. There is no doggy lifeguard so this is especially important while your dog in in the water.
- Dog must be on a leash while outside the gated pool area.
- Each dog must be accompanied by an adult handler age 18+.
- No human swimming!
- No food or treats inside the pool area.
- Incontinent dogs are not permitted in the pool area for health reasons.
- No dogs in heat.
- Clean up after your dogs. Poop bags are provided.
- No muddy dogs in the pool. A rinse hose will be provided.
For more information, check out the K9 Swim and Splash’s web page