Furry Tails: Dormont Closes Out Summer With Annual Doggie Dip

By: Heather Lang

It was a doggone good way to say goodbye to summer.

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summertime, and that means it’s time to close the pools and get ready for the chillier autumn air.

Not before one last dip in Dormont though.

But this was no ordinary day at the pool.

The swimming pool was closed to people this afternoon for the Dormont Doggie Dip. It’s a canine-only event that’s become a fun, annual Labor Day tradition.

Owners can sign their pets up for one of three sessions – a small dog session, an all dog session and a large dog session.

The dogs are able to play, swim and make new doggie friends. There are also prizes, raffles and vendors for the owners.

All the proceeds go to benefit the Western Pa. Humane Society and the Dormont Pool.

In a press release, Western PA Humane Society Managing Director Hala Nuemah said: “This end of summer event is one of the cutest, most fun events of the year for pet owners. While their dogs swim and have the time of their life, the owners can know their participation in this event raises crucial funds for animals in need in our community.”

The Humane Society, Dormont Borough and The Dog Stop organize the event.

Stay tuned animal lovers for more Furry Tails! You can follow me on Twitter at @HeatherLang24


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