Pups enjoy a previous Doggy Dip Day in Brookhaven.
Photo: City of Brookhaven
Photo: City of Brookhaven

Splash around with your pup at pools in DeKalb County

What better way to celebrate the end of summer than one last visit to the pool with your fur baby?

Two public pools in DeKalb County are holding events next month inviting dog owners to splash around with their pups.

On Saturday, Sept. 7, DeKalb County is hosting the “Doggie Splash Paw-looza” at Midway Park Pool near Decatur. Admission is $5 per dog, with the benefits helping to fund the Brookside and Mason Mill dog parks, the county said in a statement.

The event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., will feature pet-friendly vendors, a raffle and dog swimsuit photo contest. Photos for the swimsuit contest can be submitted on social media until Sept. 5 with the hashtag #DeKalbPawlooza19.

You can register for the event on the DeKalb parks website. Important to note: Female dogs in heat and puppies less than 6 months old will not be allowed. And you’re responsible for supervising and cleaning up after your dog.

If you’re not able to make that event, Brookhaven is hosting a similar event the next day, Sept. 8. “Doggy Dip Day” will allow pups to jump into Murphey Candler Park pool on W. Nancy Creek Drive, at a cost of $10 per dog. You don’t need to pre-register.

Small dogs up to 35 pounds will be let in the pool from 1 to 2:30 p.m., while dogs weighing more than 35 pounds can go in from 3 to 4:30 p.m, the city said in a statement.

“Doggy Dip Day is a great way to say goodbye to summer after our pools close for the season after Labor Day on Sept. 2,” Parks and Recreation Director Brian Borden said in a statement.

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In other news:

The DeKalb school system is planning to build a new high school costing nearly $90 million. That’s more than twice the cost of brand-new high schools just a few miles away.

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