Dog Swim

Date(s) - August 22, 2015
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The dog swim sponsored by Friendly Paws Pet Supplies & Grooming at the Athens City Pool is always a fun time and this year it benefits My Sister’s Paws! Bring your dogs of any size to romp and play and swim. Sun, Fun and Dogs – you can’t have a better day than that!

$5 per dog to enter; larger donations are welcome,

The pool will be closed one week prior to this event and the staff stops adding chemicals at that time. The pool water will then be safe for the dogs to enter. The pools are drained after the Dog Swim event.

The City of Athens requires that all dogs be up to date with their vaccinations including bordetella which covers kennel cough. This must have been 2 days prior to the event. Please make sure to bring vet paperwork with you or you will not be able to enter the event.

Dogs of all sizes are welcome but are not separated. Dogs who may not want to jump in the large pool are usually comfortable playing in the kiddie pool.

Tennis balls provided. Everyone is also welcome to bring their dog’s favorite water toy.

Humans are NOT allowed in the water of either pool.

Please do not force dogs into the water. If they are scared, just let them run around and have fun. Forcing tentative dogs into the pool will not be allowed.

Children must be supervised closely and are not allowed on diving boards or ramps into the water.

Please leave aggressive dogs at home for everyone’s safety.

Dogs in heat are not permitted at the event.

We could use additional volunteers this year to watch the gates, check people in and make sure humans are not forcing dogs into the water. If you are interested in volunteering please email

Athens City Pool