Rain or shine, canines of all shapes and sizes are invited to party-down at Greenbelt's 9th annual pooch plunge Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Greenbelt Aquatic and Fitness Center's outdoor pool.
Small dogs have the kiddie pool available to them.
It's $5 per dog, and one handler per dog is required. There is no charge for the handlers, but they must be at least 18-years-old. And spectators are welcome.
Greenbelt Animal Control and Recreation Departments are sponsoring the event, and proceeds will benefit Greenbelt Animal Shelter and a local wildlife sanctuary.
You can pre-register or just show up. But there's room for 75 dogs and 75 handlers, so the city encourages pre-registration. For more information call 301-474-6124
Pooch Plunge Rules
- Handlers must pick-up and properly dispose of dog(s) feces.
- Handlers must render first-aid if their dog is injured and notify other handlers if their dog inflicts injury.
- Handlers must come dressed to swim if they plan to enter the pool with dog.
- No glass containers.
- Dogs must be licensed and vaccinated.
- Pool safety and health rules will be enforced.
The following will not be permitted for any reason:
- Dog treats or training treats
- Aggressive dogs
- Dogs in their heat cycle
- Dogs under (4) months of age
- Animals other than dogs
- Injured or sick dogs