28 April 2016
For the very first time, the Todd Energy Aquatic Centre will be opening its gates to dogs and their owners for a Pooches Pool Party.
The pool party marks the end of the outdoor pools’ swim season and will be a fundraiser for the SPCA.
“These parties are really popular at other public pools around the country so we thought we’d give Taranaki dogs the chance to enjoy a splash-around too,” says Manager Venues and Events Ron Murray.
“The public swimming season will be finished by then so we’ll invite dogs and their owners in before the outdoor pools are drained for winter.
“The swimming is primarily for the dogs – we don’t see owners getting in the pools unless their pets need a hand.”
Aquatic centre staff will lower the pools’ chlorine levels for the comfort of the dogs.
The event is from 1pm to 3pm on Saturday 7 May and will include dog demonstrations, spot prizes and competitions.
All dogs must be NPDC registered, vaccinated and socialised, and on a lead unless swimming. Owners must have control of their dog at all times and be prepared to assist in the water if required.
Entry is $2 per dog via the back gate to the outdoor area.