Dog owners can bring their dogs for a swim at Templeton Community Pool for the 7th Annual Dog Splash Days scheduled for September 6-8. The pool officially closes to the public prior to this event and will be cleaned before reopening. Friday, September 6th from 12:30 pm – 2 pm is reserved for "Little Dog and Senior Dog Swim" for dogs under 30 pounds or older or infirm dogs. Dogs of all sizes are welcome on Friday Sept 6th from 2 pm – 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday, September 7th & 8th from 9:30 am to 3 pm.
At last year’s event, 285 dogs enjoyed both the tot pool and main pool before an estimated crowd of 600 proud owners and spectators in attendance. Frisbees, tennis balls, rubber ducks, and other retrieval toys filled the pool and pool deck.
"This is by far the best event I organize. It’s great to see dogs and their owners having such fun" Paula O’Farrell, President of Parks4Pups
Admission is $15 by early-bird reservation through September 3rd and $20 thereafter through event day. Please visit www.parks4pups.org for swim times and to make a pre-paid reservation. Reservations may also be made by mail with check payable to Parks4Pups, PO Box 795, Paso Robles 93447.
Event proceeds benefit Vineyard Dog Park in Templeton. Dogs only are allowed in the pool. Dog trainers will be in the pool acting as lifeguards to provide assistance as necessary to dogs. Ramps, life vests, and flotation toys will also be available for dogs.
Event sponsors include Rabobank of Templeton, Supervisor Frank Mecham, and San Luis Obispo County Parks.
Reservations are recommended as space is limited. Swim sessions are limited to 45 minutes. Paper proof of current rabies vaccination must be shown for each dog prior to admittance. For information, reservations, volunteer or sponsor opportunities, call 805.239.4437, visit www.parks4pups.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Templeton Community Pool is located at the corner of 6th Street and Old County Road in downtown Templeton.