Take your dog for a much-needed dip while you can. Since most pools start closing on Labor Day, they welcome your pup and its flowing locks with open arms, without worrying about hair clogging up the filters.
If you’re looking for the nearest doggy pool day, you’ve come to the right place. Just scroll on down and break out the zinc oxide.
Before you dive in, though, there are a couple rules that accompany the best pool day of the year.
First rule: read the rules of the pool you’ve visiting. It’s a good idea to check if the pool requires any pre-registration. Some places only allow dogs in the pool. Sorry humans, but you will have to leave your swimsuits at home. Most places also require your dog to be up-to-date on its vaccinations, so bring shot records with you.
There’s a fair amount of post-pool care too. Just like their two-legged owners, dogs need a fresh shower after a pool day. This will help prevent skin irritation for your pup. It’s also a good idea to comb your dog’s hair afterwards to get rid of any tangles. Lastly, make sure to clean and wipe your dog’s ears to prevent any ear infections. But, most importantly, go and enjoy the refreshing pool with your dog.
It’s more than just a jump in the pool. You can play pool fetch, or bring a puncture-resistant raft for your dog to float on. You can even compare tans with your poolside companion. We’re biased, but this may be one of the coolest ways to beat the heat. Plus, you can make new four-legged friends while shaking dry.
If you don’t see your local pool on this list, give them a call. They might have their own doggy pool day. And, as always, our outdoor areas will have their own outdoor pools whenever possible.