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Maggie’s Dog Swim Night
September 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10
The Lycoming County SPCA, iHeart Media, and Splash Cove Pool present Maggie’s Dog Swim Night at Splash Cove, Memorial Park, Williamsport. The event will be held Thursday, September 7th, from 6:00 to 8:30 PM!
An additional Maggie’s Dog Swim Day will be held in combination with our 12th annual Pet Expo on Saturday, September 9th, from 12:00 to 4:00 PM. Water sports and safety demonstrations will accompany Maggie’s Dog Swim on Saturday, including how to stand-up paddleboard with your dog and more.
The cost for the Dog Swim is $10 for one day or $15 for both.
Water Safety Tips, in memory of Maggie
Maggie’s Dog Swim is in memory of Maggie, a four-year-old lab who passed away from water intoxication in the summer of 2016. Maggie was an experienced swimmer who enjoyed boating, family vacations at the beach, and anything that involved water and her people.
In memory of Maggie, dogs attending Maggie’s Dog Swim will receive a water-safe pet throw compliment of Maggie’s friends and family.
We also encourage you to observe the following Water Safety Tips:
- Limit Play Time. Frequent breaks allow your dog to rest and get rid of extra water ingested during water play. Limit time in the water to 15-20 minutes at a time.
- Use Flat Toys that Float. Round toys that force your dog to open his mouth wide or go under water to retrieve should be avoided.
- Monitor your Dog. Lean, high-energy and hyper-focused dogs are at risk for taking in too much water.
- Life Jackets for Pets. If your pet spends a lot of time in the water, a life jacket is a good idea. And all occupants of a boat should wear a life jacket – pets included.
- Apply Sunscreen. Dogs can sunburn, too, especially the light-colored, thin-haired breeds. The most common areas to burn include the tips of the ears and the bridge of the nose.
- Teach your Pet How to Exit the Water. Show your dog where the steps are so that he will be able to exit on his own if he is tired. Practice getting in and out of the water with him several times.
Licensed and leashed pets who are up to date on their immunizations are invited. One pet per handler, please.