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Sun Comes Out, Dogs Hit the Pool: Gallery

400 dogs, 500 people, enjoy a day in the pool.

After a wet and windy morning on Sept. 8, the rains stopped and both the sun--and the dogs came out to enjoy the annual event at the 

"It turned out to be a perfect day," Love-A-Stray founder and event organizer Connie Field said. "Early estimates show approximately 400 dogs and 500 people (attended). 

This year the event added a couple of new "elements" that really made a positive impact, Field said.

"An awesome  D.J., Jon Heasley with Eazy-N-Crew Music Productions, really jazzed up our event with great music, and he also helped by announcing contests times and raffle basket winners. Jon donated his time in the name of non-profit rescue."

In addition to opening the pool--which closed for the season the week before--to dogs, the event featured food and plenty of dog contests, from smallest pooch to biggest splash.

Several agencies also had dogs to adopt. 

"FIDO's Companion ran the concession stand, and they did a fantastic job," Field said. "Both Love-A-Stray and FIDO's Companion had lots of interest in our dogs available for adoption."

Field also thanked event sponsor, the .

Were you there? Upload your photos to our gallery.

Leslie Hebert September 13, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Had a great time, though my dog, Joey, didn't even go in the pool!
tina boehnlein September 13, 2012 at 11:50 PM
My dogs had a blast!! This was my first year and I was skeptical but it was the best time we've had in a long time! Cant wait till next year~!!
Lori E. Switaj September 14, 2012 at 12:06 AM
If anyone took photos at the Big Splash, please add them to the ones I took. I see some awesome new ones in there.

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