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Pooch Plunge

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Pooch Plunge

CREATED Aug. 18, 2013

     DE PERE, WI - It's warm out there and what better way for your pup to cool off than with a Pooch Plunge.  Today the De Pere Dog Park Committee hosts the event at the VFW pool.  

Dogs and their owners come out and the puppies take part in things like jump and splash contests, and even a swimsuit competition!

Parks and Rec Supervisor Stephanie Aerts says "our pool is still treated, we have chemicals in it, so its safe for the dogs.  The humans, we discourage the humans from going in the water, but they kind of ignore that rule, and they go in and have fun with the dogs anyways."

All money raised from the event supports the De Pere Dog Park and the De Pere Aquatics Program. The pool will close for the 2013 summer season at the end of today's Pooch Plunge."