The final day for public swimming at the pool is Sunday, August 30…for people.
The 5th annual K-9 Swim and Splash will happen on the following day on Aug. 31 from 12 – 6 p.m.
No sign of stopping
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.
“It’s something that not a lot of other places typically do. But watching those dogs run full speed into the water, how could you not enjoy that?” Johannson said.
“We’ve had great success with this over the last four years and I’m sure dogs and their owners will have a great time this year as well.”
Not just for the dogs
Selkirk CAO Duane Nicol says citizens have really enjoyed the yearly event, and it’s just as much for them as it is the dogs.
“The public really embraces this event. You can really see the joy the people get in watching their dogs have a good time,” Nicol said.
“We opened Selkirk’s first off-leash dog park last year, and this is just another opportunity for people to treat their dogs to a fun outing.”
Special rules for a special event
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.
Dog food and treats are graciously accepted and are donated to the municipal animal control shelter.
- 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.
COVID-19 rules are still in effect. Please respect the distance of others and stay home if you are sick or have travelled outside of government-regulated areas.