Saturday: Take Your Dog For a Swim (at Dogwood Pool, Naturally)

by Karen Goff August 25, 2016 at 2:30 pm 6 Comments

RA Dog PaddleThe dog days of summer deserve a day just for dogs.

Reston Association is hosting a “Dog Paddle” Saturday at Dogwood Pool, 2460 Green Range Rd.

Before the pool closes up for the season, it’s Fido’s turn to take a dip.

Here is what you need to know:

The event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The fee is $4 for RA members; $6 for non-members.

Humans are not allowed in the pool with the dogs. Humans must also sign a waiver and show proof their dog has a rabies vaccination. RA also reserves the right to ask any badly behaved dogs to leave.

Register at www.reston.org or in-person at RA’s member services office.

The event could also use some volunteers. Volunteers are needed in shifts from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Volunteer roles/responsibilities:

  • Dog behavior monitors (these people will also help with setup in morning and cleanup in afternoon)
  • Poo Patrol (handing baggies to the owners of dogs who “doo” their thing on the deck)

Coffee and granola bar breakfast will be provided in the morning. Pizza lunch will be provided at 12:30 p.m.

Volunteers must be comfortable outdoors for duration of event and like dogs. Volunteers cannot bring their own dog and volunteer at the same time, but they can bring their own dog during the other shift for free.

Contact Ha Brock, [email protected], to sign volunteer.

  • Arielle in NoVA

    $4/$6 per dog or per human?
    Is the waiver online or something you get and fill out when you arrive?

    • Karen Goff

      CALL Reston association. The promotion and info for this was quite spotty. https://www.reston.org/AboutRestonAssociation/ContactUs/ContactUs/tabid/439/Default.aspx

      • Arielle in NoVA

        OK, I just called them. After some research (the young lady who answered the phone didn’t know off-hand), she said it’s $4/$6 per dog.

        I then asked about the waiver; she had no idea and told me to e-mail someone (not the above address – that’s just for volunteers), which I’ve done; I’ll post the response here when I get it.

        • Arielle in NoVA

          Waiver was an in-person thing.

  • Arielle in NoVA

    Took my pup this afternoon. He doesn’t like the water, but he enjoyed running around some with the other dogs and sniffing most of the rest of them 🙂 Great event!

  • Ellen Wilser Jennings

    This was great. Dogs had a blast and so did the people. Very well done. Thank you RA!


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