Doggy Pool Party Proves 'Pup-ular'

Waimakariri District Council is hosting an event for the district’s furriest residents.

On Sunday 11 March in the afternoon, the Oxford Community Aquatic Centre will be closed to humans, and instead puppies will take the plunge.

Doggy Pool Party PosterIt’s called the Oxford Doggy Pool Party, and Waimakariri Aquatic Facilities Manager, Matt Greenwood, says it’s been a popular request.

“Of course we’re lucky here in Waimakariri to have some many good swimming spots for our pets, but there’s something great about being able to get all sorts of dogs together for a big pool party.  We’ve been asked about holding this event quite a few times and we’re really looking forward to the chaos!”

The pool party is scheduled for the last day of the season, meaning any leftover fur or doggy messes will be easily handled.

“Afterwards the water will be chemically treated, the pool vacuumed and thoroughly cleaned.  It’s standard maintenance we do to prepare for the winter months and that allows us to host this event without creating a lot of extra work for our staff,” explained Matt Greenwood.

The entry fee is $5 per pooch, and as well as the swimming, there will be plenty of balls to play with, spot prizes and information on Council dog registration & canine health.  And with the event already spreading quickly on social media, it may be “fur-st in, fur-st served”!

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 Where & When

  • Oxford Doggy Pool Party
  • Sunday  11 March, 4pm-6pm
  • Oxford Community Aquatic Pool
  • 7 Burnett Street, Oxford
  • $5 per dog