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Wag 'n' Wade Dog Swim 2019

The Wag 'n' Wade dog swim is back for its third year! We're closing the 2019 pool season with another paw-some event at Richmond Pool. The event is free and open to all community members.

Event Format
We're splitting the event into four 45 minute sessions this year. Pre-registration is required.

Session 1: Small Dogs
• 12:00 - 12:45 pm
• Meant for dogs under 35 pounds
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Session 2: Large Dogs I
• 1:00 - 1:45 pm
• Meant for dogs over 35 pounds
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Session 3: Large Dogs II
• 2:00 - 2:45 pm
• Meant for dogs over 35 pounds
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Session 4: Older Dogs
• 3:00 - 3:45 pm
• Meant for dogs ages 8+
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Event day reminders

We'll provide:
• Dog waste bags
• Drinking water for dogs
• LOTS of tennis balls

What you'll need to bring:
• Paper proof of rabies vaccination (if you didn't upload them when
• Leash for taking your dog in and out of the pool area
• A towel (optional)

• You may enter the water up to your knees
• Your dog(s) must be on a leash when entering and leaving the pool
• You must remain with your dog at all times
• Your dog must always be wearing a collar
• Please leave all personal toys and treats at home
• You are responsible to clean up after your dog
• If your dog(s) is acting aggressively, you will need to remove yourself and your dog(s) from the pool area

The following local dog businesses will be joining us for this year's fun! There will be donation opportunities, information on services, giveaways, treats and more.

Primary Pawtner: Humane Society of West Michigan

Nature of the Dog
Pleasant Hearts Pet Food Pantry
Beer City Dog Biscuits
Hearts of Hope
Fido & Stitch
Camp Bow Wow Grand Rapids Airport

*This event may be photographed*

If you have any additional questions, please contact Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation at (616) 456-3696 or

Earlier Event: August 10
Distribution Day
Later Event: August 24
Distribution Day