What is Lake Ridge Thinking - Fish and Dogs In Our People Pools?

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Lake Ridge dog in pool



Before Spring break the Ridgewood pool is stocked with trout for a fishout. Of course, the pool is then thoroughly sanitized before it is open for the summer season.

Although Lake Ridge pools officially close to residents at the end of Labor Day, one pool remains in operation for the pleasure of Lake Ridge dogs.

On the Saturday following Labor Day the Tall Oaks pool reopens for the much anticipated and wildly popular "Doggie Paddle".

The competition is fierce as dogs display their talent with
  • Tennis Balls
  • Frisbees
There are no official events or even unofficial events, but it is obvious the dogs feel the need to defend their breed in those cases where one exists.

The Doggie Paddle is only one of many events the Lake Ridge Parks and Recreation Association plans for Lake Ridge residents. Some of the events include the annual community yard sale, hayrides, Halloween parade and costume contest.

Dogs in Lake Ridge Pool



LAKE RIDGE DOGGIE PADDLE

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Session 1------10:00 AM to Noon

or

Session 2------Noon to 2:00 PM

TALL OAKS POOL

Cotton Mill and Hedges Run

$5.00 per dog

703-491-2154 for more details


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Sharon Paxson
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How fun and what a great idea. We have a community pool here and would love it they did that!

Sep 06, 2012 08:21 AM #1
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Sharon  You may find they would be receptive if you suggested it

Sep 06, 2012 08:24 AM #2
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Hi Karen, I really appreciate these local events. We have one too, called the "Doggy Dive." :) Whatever it's called, it's sure to be a fun day for dogs and their peeps.

Sep 06, 2012 08:34 AM #3
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Debb  Quite a few pools here have similar events

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Karen, my chocolate lab, Zeke, would love to join this event.... He say he would "win". :)
Sep 06, 2012 12:50 PM #5
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Rebecca  He would at least have fun and a challenge  :0

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Karen, the Doggie Paddle event sounds like a lot of fun for anyone with four or two legs. I wonder how my Maltese would do in that?
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That is the coolest idea! I am sure that this event will bring out the crowds!

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Hi Karen,

My three little dogs love to play in the pool. My poolman puts clorine in the pool weekly and we do not have to sanitize the pool anymore than that! My dogs are clean and probably most others are too so getting into a public pool should not dirty the water. Looks like a lot of fun for all involved.....dogs and the families of the pets. Happy Friday.

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Silvia  I suspect not well

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Kathryn  It does - both dogs and people

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Kristin  That may well be, but the Dept of Health has a different idea, because this is a public pool and all dogs are not clean

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awesome Karen & Art - we had to put our 12 year old black lab buddy down earlier this summer - he was a swimming enthusiast and would have loved this event.)

sincerely,

grace

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Grace  Sorry about your loss of Buddy.  This is an extremely populae event

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