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September 8

Pooch Pool Party & Dog Gone Run

Saturday, September 8

It's a puppy play day! Treat your furry friends to a run and/or a swim.

There are three ways to participate!

  • Run and Swim
  • Swim Only
  • Run Only

The dog friendly race is 2-miles and begins at 8 am. Run participants will have their own exclusive Pooch Party before the other Pool Party sessions. Sign up for the run and your dog can go to the less crowded, exclusive, pool party for race participants only. They'll be the first in the pool at 8:45 am. Run is chip-timed. Strollers welcome.

Don't want to run? Bring your dog to one of the later Pooch Pool Party sessions. Four-legged friends can paddle around with other dogs, lunge through the Lazy River and splash in the sprayground! Two pool sessions to choose from: 10-11:30am, 12-1:30 pm. Tickets available at the gate.

**Run & Swim**

Private pool party for dogs: 8:45 am.
$25 thru Sept. 6
$30 Day of Race
Add dog $5 (2 dog max per person)
SIGN UP ONLINE (sign up once for you and your dog)
Bringing a second dog? Pay for one additional dog here > ($5)

**Run Only**

$20 thru Sept. 6
$25 Day of Race

**Swim Only**

Public pool party for dogs. Two sessions: 10-11:30am, 12-1:30 pm. Tickets available at the gate.
$13 first dog
$7 second dog
Tickets available day of event at the gate.

Stewart Heights Pool
5715 Reginald Gutierrez Ln., Tacoma

Please bring well-socialized dogs only to this event.
Maximum pool depth: 4 feet, 3 inches.

People are not allowed in the pool during the party, but will be able to watch from the deck. The Pooch Pool Party takes place after the pool has closed for the season. Pool chemicals are turned off a few days prior to the Pool Party so that irritation is minimized for the dogs. Scoop bags will be provided. Dogs must be on leashes when they are out of the water.