2018 Dog Splash Day

2018 Dog Splash Day

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Every dog has it’s day – and on Monday 12 March, the Kaponga rural swimming pool will be exclusively for dogs for the second annual South Taranaki Dog Splash Day.

After the success of last year’s event, where dogs of all sizes and shapes had a wonderful time splashing in the outdoor pools, South Taranaki District Council agreed to a suggestion from the community that we open one of our pools on the last day of the season to dogs.

This is a free event so come along and watch your dog enjoy a cooling dip at the pools.

The entire Kaponga complex (three pools) will be open so all sizes of dogs and swimming abilities will be catered for - from those that just like to dip their paws in shallow waters to the deep-sea doggie paddler. Owners are welcome to swim with their dogs.

Dogs must be social with other dogs and wearing their current council registration tag.

This will be the last day the pool will be open before it is drained and cleaned for the season.

Kaponga pool was chosen as it offers the best array of pool sizes and depths, with easy access for dogs. A ramp made by pool staff will be placed in the main pool so that dogs can exit easily.

Don’t get in the doghouse! Bring your pooch to the Kaponga Pool, Grace Avenue, Kaponga, on Monday 12 March between 12noon and 4pm. All sizes and breeds are welcome.

For human swimming, the rural pools at Eltham, Rawhitiroa, Patea, Manaia and Waverley will be open for their final day of the season.

For more information, please contact 0800 111 323 and speak to South Taranaki Social Dog Club member Susan McMillan.