Thursday, July 26, 2012

Dog Swims - St Louis Missouri Area

Live near St Louis?  Beat the heat and support animal welfare at the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation annual Pool Paws for Humane Laws dog swims.

Cost is only $10 for each dog and adult human companion; $3 for each addition human.  These dog swim fundraisers offer well socialized dogs the opportunity to take an end-of-season dip. Family members and friends are allowed to wade in the pool but not swim. (Download the Flyer here)
Dog Swim Events:

McNair Park Pool/St. Charles
Monday, August 6: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 9: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
(Inclement weather call 636-946-1553) No rain out days scheduled

Kirkwood Aquatic Center
Tuesday, September 4: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 6: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
(Inclement weather call 314-984-6972) No rain out days scheduled

Splash at Wabash/Ferguson
Wednesday, September 5: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
(Inclement weather call 314-521-1313) Rainout date: September 6: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center/O’Fallon
Saturday, September 8: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
(Inclement weather call 636-272-1626) Rainout date: Saturday, September 15: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Well socialized dogs welcome. No aggressive dogs. No pinch/choke collars.
  • Proof of current vaccination records, DHLPP and Rabies, required before entering pool.
  • Owners must bring bags or other method to clean up after their dogs.
  • Dogs must be leashed unless swimming in the pool and closely supervised by their owners.
  • All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs are running loose and become rambunctious.
  • Small children should be closely supervised to avoid injuries.
  • All owners must sign a waiver and are legally responsible for their dogs and any injuries or damage caused by their dogs.
  • One-half of the entry fees will be contributed to the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation, a nonprofit lobbying organization working to enact, support and protect Missouri animal welfare laws. Donations are not tax-deductible.
 For more information, contact the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation (MAAL)  or call 314-361-3944.  MAAL protects animals from abuse, neglect and inhumane exploitation by monitoring and facilitating the passage of animal welfare laws.


  1. This is nice. We've never had events like that in our country... It would be awesome to enjoy seeing my dogs cool off in this blazing heat.

    Huggies and Cheese,


  2. How fun! We went to a "pet spa" this spring in Desert Hot Springs CA that lets dogs run lose on the property, and lets them go in the pool w/ the humans. And the pool is fed by a mineral hot springs, so you don't have to worry about chlorinating your pup. Unfortunately our pup wouldn't swim with us, but it was fun watching the dogs in the pool.


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