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Celebrate the (sort-of) end of summer with these two dog-focused events
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Bulldog puppy Chloe Belle swims after a tennis ball at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center Splash Zone Sunday Sept. 10, 2017, during the annual Soggy Doggy Pool Party.

It’s the dog days of summer, but you’ll have to wait until September to cool off with a couple of canine-focused events in Hall County.

At the Soggy Doggy Pool Party on Sept. 8 at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, Gainesville is given a one-day-only chance to get dogs into the city water park at 1545 Community Way NE, Gainesville.

Soggy Doggy Pool Party

What: An end-of-summer pool party for Hall County dogs
Where: Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, 1545 Community Way NE, Gainesville

When: 1-5:30 p.m. Sept. 8

More info: www.gainesville.org/frances-meadows

How much: $10 per dog (humans free)

All chemicals have been removed from the water used at the center. To register early, bring proof of rabies vaccination and dog tag to Frances Meadows during regular business hours before the Sept. 8 event.

The event is $10 per dog, but the city is sticking with a one-dog-per-arm rule — there’s a limit of two dogs per handler for the event.

There are a few different time slots depending on the size of dog:

  • 1-2:30 p.m., dogs under 36 pounds

  • 2:30-4 p.m., dogs 36-70 pounds

  • 4-5:30 p.m., dogs over 70 pounds

Hall County is waving farewell to summer with a dog-focused day at its splash pad at Laurel Park on Sept. 7 at 3100 Old Cleveland Road in Gainesville.

As with Frances Meadows, chemicals have been removed from the water used for the splash pad and there will be special vendors and treats for dogs and their handlers.

The Hall County event is broken up by small dogs, which have their run of the pad from 10 a.m. to noon, and large dogs, which can use the pad from noon to 2 p.m.

Wet n Waggin’ Splash Bash

What: An open splash pad for dogs in Hall County

Where: Laurel Park, 3100 Old Cleveland Road, Gainesville

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7 

More info: 770.535.8280

How much: Free

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