A Unique Dog-Only Event is Coming to Mississauga

 

For one day (and one day only), the city will be going to the dogs.

And it's going to be ridiculously cute. 

The City of Mississauga will be honouring its many furry residents with a dogs-only swim on Saturday, Sept. 7. 

That's right—the city will be hosting a special swimming event exclusively for pups. 

The event will be the first of its kind in Mississauga and will mark the end (or the ending) of the summer season. The swim will take place at the Lion's Club of Credit Valley outdoor pool (20 Rosewood Ave) from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. 

The city says that only dogs will be permitted in the pool, so don't expect to swim with your dog if you decide to drop by. 

There is no admission fee, but an online donation to Mississauga Animal Services is welcome. Attendees are also encouraged to bring an item needed by the shelter on the day of the event. 

If you want to attend this event, you must register for it. Click here and enter course code 814947.

If you want to bring your dog or dogs, some rules do apply

The city says that anyone who chooses to bring their dog to the event will be responsible for their pets and themselves. Owners and guardians are responsible for the actions of their dog, and the city will not be liable for any injuries or damages. 

If you do not have a dog, you cannot attend the event. You can also bring no more than two dogs to the swim. 

The city also says that no more than three people per dog will be allowed entrance, and children under 10 will not be permitted to attend. 

All children and dogs must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 18 years old.

No dogs under six months old or those not fully vaccinated will be allowed to swim.  Attendees must bring proof that the dog has been fully vaccinated for rabies, distemper, coronavirus, parvovirus and Bordetella.

Dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the pool area and the dogs must wear collars while swimming. 

Dog waste must be cleaned up and properly disposed of by the dog owner or guardian. 

In the unlikely event that a dog requires life saving assistance, the owner or guardian may enter the pool to rescue their pet. 

Aggressive dogs may be asked to leave the pool area.

To learn more, click here

Editor’s note: A previous version of this article said the event was happening on Sunday, Sept. 7. It is happening on Saturday, Sept. 7. We regret the error. 

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