Courtesy of the Western PA Humane Society.

Dormont Pool

September 7
3:45 – 8 p.m.

Photo by Jennifer Baron.
Photo by Jennifer Baron.

The Dormont Pool is not just for human swimmers anymore. Gather your favorite, furry four-legged friends and head to the historic South Hills pool for summer’s last hurrah and one of September’s most anticipated events.

Now a cherished Labor Day tradition, the seventh annual Dormont Doggie Dip invites pups of all ages and sizes to cool down and show off their swimming, fetching and paddling skills on Monday, September 7th. Forget sit and stay, it’s time to dive in and swim!

How does it work? The pool, which closes to the public at 3 p.m. that day, is teaming up with the Western PA Humane Society to host the dogs-only swim time.

Photo by Jennifer Baron.
Photo by Jennifer Baron.

The event offers three sessions: a Small Dog Session (30 pounds or less) from 3:45 to 5 p.m.; an All Dog Session (all sizes welcome) from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. and a Large Dog Session (60 pounds or more) from 6:45 to 8 p.m.

This fantastic end of summer event also features swim raffles, vendor tables, resources and more. All proceeds from the Dormont Doggie Dip will benefit the Western PA Humane Society and the Dormont Pool.

Advance registration is $25 per dog. Registration on the day of the event is $35 per dog. One dog per adult handler is strongly recommended (handlers must be ages 18 or older).

Located at 1101 Western Ave. on the Northside, the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society provides comprehensive, compassionate and humane services that enhance the lives of companion animals for families and the community, while also working to provide education to the public and prevent the cruelty of all animals in the region.

The Dormont Pool is located at 1801 Dormont Ave. near Banksville Rd. Don’t delay in registering your pooch, because this canine celebration often sells out. Register here.

Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.