Dormont Pool
September 5
3:45 — 8 p.m.

The city’s pools may have closed to human swimmers and sunbathers for the season, but the water will be all for the dogs on Monday, September 5th.

In what has fast become a cherished Labor Day tradition, the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society is teaming up with the Keystone state’s largest swimming spot to host the 8th annual Dormont Doggie Dip. Gather your favorite, furry four-legged companions and head to the massive, historic South Hills pool for summer’s last hurrah and one of September’s most anticipated events.

How does it all work?

Pooches of all ages and sizes are invited to cool down and show off their swimming, fetching and paddling skills after the pool closes to the public at 3 p.m.

The afternoon will feature three dogs-only swim sessions throughout the day:

Small Dog Session (30 lbs or less) 3:45 – 5 p.m.
All Dog Session (all sizes welcome) 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Large Dog Session (60 lbs or more) 6:45 – 8 p.m.

Sponsored by The Dog Stop, the fantastic end of summer event also features raffles, vendor tables and pet resources. All proceeds will benefit the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society and the Dormont Pool.

One dog per handler is permitted; dog handlers must be 18 or older. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Dog referees will be on hand throughout the event. And no, humans are not permitted in the pool in water above their knees.

The Dormont Pool is located at 1801 Dormont Avenue near Banksville Road and Dormont Park. Don’t delay in registering your pup, because this canine celebration often sells out. Advance registration is $25 per dog. Registration on the day of the event is $35 per dog.

Register now.

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Jennifer Baron

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...