There are always tons of events around town in St. Louis on Labor Day but not many where both you and your pooch can participate together in a unique, once-a-year event.
“We’ve been having this event for about nine years now, and usually around 100-150 dogs and 200-250 people show up throughout the night," said Eilien Ramirez, facility supervisor.
The record number of dogs participating in this event comes close to 200, Ramirez said. Owners and the pooches have the option to go through the lazy river or just swim in the main pool.
“We even have the kiddie pool open for the small dogs,” Ramirez said.
Dogs must be at least six months old and wear an ID tag. In addition, current vaccination records (rabies and distemper) or a current Dogport tag is required.
Admission rates are $10 for one person and one dog, with an additional cost for another dog being $5 and an extra person $3.
For those wanting to reserve their place in advance, pre-register at the Maryland Heights Community Centre between Aug. 27 and Sept. 1. Registration is also available at the door the night of the event. The event is open to anyone interested.