Dogs Have a Waggin’ Good Time at Lincoln Park Pool
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Lincoln Park's “Dog Days” returned to Grand Junction on Sunday and had plenty of four legged friends wagging their tails.
Its’ a day dedicated to man's best friend. More than 100 dogs took a dip in public pool for their last swim of the summer.
“Between all the dogs and the people, its just been a blast here,” said Holly Tumas, Grand Junction resident. “There are dogs everywhere, and that's the best part about it. I think all the dogs are having fun.”
It’s the second time this annual event teamed up with Roice-Hurst to raise money for the shelter.
Officials say the attraction offers a much more controlled environment when compared to other places.
“It’s kind of a fun way to end the pool season,” said Allison Little, recreation coordinator. “You turn the pool off on Labor Day, and let all the chemicals get out of the pool so it’s nice a safe for the dogs.”
Whether they're land lovers or should have been born as a fish, the fundraiser also serves as a teaching tool for these dogs.
“I think that if they're a social dog, they're a much better dog,” said Allison Mcatlin, Grand Junction resident. “Living in Grand Junction, there are so many opportunities to take your dogs out.”
Officials will begin to clean up the pool and close it for the season next week.
They estimate that they raised more than $300 for the shelter.
However, they say next year will mark their 10th anniversary and the event will be that much bigger.