Doggie Swim to Benefit Worcester County Humane Society Sept. 10
Golden Retreivers, Poodles and French Bulldogs will fill the Mumford’s Landing Pool for the annual Doggie Swim.
According to the Ocean Pines Aquatics Director, Colby Phillips, the annual event allows dogs and their owners the chance to splash and swim in the Mumford’s Landing Pool before it closes for the season.
“The concept for the event was to raise money for the [Worcester County] Humane Society,” Phillips, says. “We’ve definitely gotten busier each event.”
During last years event, the group raised $1,000 for the Worcester County Humane Society, charging $6 per dog to participate.
Whether you prefer Labrador Retrievers, Dachshunds or English Springer Spaniels, Phillips says there will be something for everyone. Dogs weighing less than 20 pounds will be able to swim from 10-10:30 a.m. Dogs of all sizes will be allowed from 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
“It’s a lot of fun, the dogs love it, it’s a fun event to see,” Phillips says. “It used to only be two hours and we extended it last year because everybody has so much fun.”
All dog handlers must be at least 18 years of age and any youth under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Dogs should have current vaccinations, including rabies.
To learn more about the event visit oceanpines.org/doggie-swim-2.