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Boise city pool goes to the dogs

Dogs in pools. Why not? Each year, at the end of swim season, the Nat opens up to pups before the water is drained. It’s all in the interest of raising money for the Idaho Humane Society.
Dogs in pools. Why not? Each year, at the end of swim season, the Nat opens up to pups before the water is drained. It’s all in the interest of raising money for the Idaho Humane Society. Idaho Statesman

See Spot Splash

So, maybe you have a water-loving dog. Or maybe you just like to see lots of dogs jumping in a big public swimming pool. Either way, here’s a free event for you and your pooch if you have one.

“See Spot Splash,” now in its 8th year, is the annual off-leash play and swim party sponsored by Boise Parks and Recreation and the Idaho Humane Society. The end of the public pool season means a chance for the pool to go to the dogs before the water is drained for the season.

This year’s party is from 3 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at The Natatorium, 1181 Warm Springs Ave. Admission is free, but donations benefit dog parks and the Idaho Humane Society.

One-hour sessions will start at 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. The maximum capacity is 50 dogs per hour. Rules of the pool and a waiver for dog owners are available online at Idahohumanesociety.org.

For information about the splash party, call Fort Boise Community Center at 208-608-7680.

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