ST. LOUIS — After the water settles from a final cannonball, dunk or dive, it’s the dogs who will get the last lap at several St. Louis area pools.
Many recreation and aquatic centers will open the gates for a pooch pool party after shutting down for the season.
Take a look at the list below of local pools that are hosting dog swims, and let us know if there’s one we’re missing.
Sept. 3 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Well-mannered dogs ages 6 months and older are welcome with their humans. Dogs must have current vaccination records for rabies and distemper. If registered or paid on Sept. 2, the fee is $10/dog and one human. The day-of fee is $12/dog and one human. Each additional dog is $5 (limit 2 dogs per person) and there is a $3 for each additional person.
Sept. 4, 4 p.m.-5:45 p.m. or 6:15 p.m.-8 p.m.
Proof of updated vaccinations, DHLPP and rabies will be required before entering the pool. The fee is $10/dog and handler and $7/additional dog (limit 2 dogs per person). Each additional human is $3.
Sept. 4, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Receive a dog treat and meet some new friends. All owners must show current proof of the following vaccinations in order to participate: Distemper, parvo, rabies. Owners will not be able to swim with their pooches. This is a dogs-only swim. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Animal Protective Association of Missouri. The cost is $10/dog.
Sept. 4, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Celebrate the end of summer with a day dedicated to your dog. Pre-registration with current tags and rabies vaccination is required. Go to the Crestwood Community Center to register. Cost is $10/dog and $15/non-registered dog. Humans are free.
Sept. 4, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Multiple pools will be available for the pooches to swim in and there’s a lot of space to run. People will not be allowed in the water. No aggressive dogs allowed. All dogs must have current vaccinations. The cost is $10/dog.
Sept. 4, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Owners are asked to bring a copy of each dog’s up-to-date shot records. The cost is $10/dog. Humans are free. There will also be a donation drive for Gateway Pet Guardians. Items needed include detergent, bleach, water, paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning supplies and gas gift cards. Gateway also will be bringing furry friends who are looking for their forever homes.
Sept. 4, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. (all dogs)
Sept. 6, 5:30 p.m.-6 p.m. (25 lbs or less), 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (all dogs)
Bring your dog for a chance to enjoy the cool pool waters. The following records must be provided: vaccinations, DHLPP and rabies. The cost is $10/dog and owner and an additional $3 for each extra person.
Sept. 4, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Owners must bring the most recent record of vaccinations for their dog. Puppies under 4 months aren’t allowed. The cost is $7/dog and $3/person. Children under 2 years old are free.
Sept. 4, 5 p.m.
Bring your pooch for some well-deserved pool time. Each dog will receive a snack and have a chance to win door prizes. In the event of stormy weather, the event will instead take place on Sept. 5 at 5:30 p.m.
The Pavilion at Lemay Pooch Pool Party - CANCELED
The Pooch Pool Party at the Pavilion at Lemay has been canceled due to a lack of life guards. It was scheduled for Sept. 5 and 6.
Sept. 5, 4-5:30 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m.
Dog pool party. Bring proof of current inoculations.
Sept 5, 6-7:30 p.m.
$5 per dog, 2 dogs per pet owner. Proof of current rabies, Bordetella and DHLPP vaccinations required. Owners are required to clean up dog waste.
Sept. 6 from 5-8 p.m. and Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The EDGE Aquatic Center is going to the dogs again this summer! Dogs and their owners will have the opportunity to plunge, play, socialize, and have fun at the EDGE on 2 days this summer.
Handlers must bring a copy of current rabies vaccination record for each dog. Handlers must be at least 18 years old and must sign waiver of liability. Dogs must be at least 6 months old.
Fees: $3 per person and $7 per dog, children 2 and under are free
Sept. 7 from 6-8 p.m. and Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Bring your pup or pups out to enjoy a nice end of summer dip in any of our 3 pools. All dogs in attendance must bring proof of current Rabies and Bordetella vaccinations. Limit 2 dogs per handler (must be 18 years of age).
Cost: $10 per dog for each session. We do not charge an admission fee for humans.
Sept. 7 from 4-8 p.m. and Sept. 8 from 12-4 p.m.
Maplewood Dog Park is holding its 12th Annual Dog Swim at the Maplewood Family Aquatic Center. The swim is for Greater St. Louis area dogs more than four months of age. Rabies vaccination paperwork is required for each dog to participate and must be presented at the front desk. Participants must sign a liability waiver. No children under 13 allowed. Children ages 13 to 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over 18. No more than two dogs per person. Wading to the knees is permitted. No human swimming. Dog Park and Aquatic Center rules apply. Proceeds from the dog swim support Maplewood Dog Park. No pre-registration.
$10/dog & two-adults-one day
$15/dog & two-adults-both days
$1/day for persons without a dog
Sept. 8 and 9 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Your dog is invited to our annual doggy pool party at Heman Park Swimming Pool September 8th and 9th from 11am to 3pm! Dogs 4 months and older are welcome for some end-of-summer fun. MUST bring proof of current rabies vaccination and $10/dog for entry.
Proceeds benefit U City People for Dogs.
7210 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130
In order to make this event a success, we need volunteers for both days. If you are willing to volunteer, please call or text 6367240111. All volunteers receive free admission for their dog to the pool party.
Sept. 8 and 9 from 1-4 p.m.
MUST BRING CURRENT VACCINATION RECORDS DISTEMPER, BORDETELLA, & RABIES Bring your favorite pooch to take a swim at the Manchester Pool $11 for up to 2 dogs and 1 person; $3 for each additional person
Sept. 8 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Arnold Recreation Center will host our annual dog swim for all of our furry friends before draining the Outdoor Pool for the season.
Small dogs 35 lbs and under will swim from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Large dogs over 36 lbs and over will swim from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
There will be an opportunity for unleashed dogs to play and swim freely in the fenced pool area.
Because this event is for dogs to swim, we ask humans to not get in the water past their knees.
Cost is $10 per dog and $3 per human.
Sept. 8 from 1-3 p.m.
Humans admitted free with their dog’s paid admission; dog must have proof of rabies and
DHLPP (distemper) vaccination.
$10 if you pre-register
$13 at the door
Sept. 12 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Enjoy raffles, games, prizes, and swimming with your dog at Alligator's Creek Aquatic Center. Every Dog get a chance to win an attendance prize! The event benefits the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation. All dogs must be accompanied by an adult (18 years or older), and have written proof of rabies vaccinations.
$10/dog with 1 person
$3 each additional person
Sept. 8 from 12-3 p.m.
$10 for first dog.
$5 each additional dog. (limit of 2 dogs per handler)
$3 for each human... Humans are not allowed to swim with dogs. Wading only.
Pool Facility accepts Check and Cash Only.
Pre-Registration is suggested. Proof of Vaccinations are required at registration. Register at Jack Rehagen Municipal Pool Facility/ call 314-423-6655 for more information.
St. Animal Pet Adoptions will be present at event!
Sept. 7, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. and Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
$10 for dog and owner.
$3 for each additional guest
Dogs must be current on vaccinations and wear an ID tag. Please bring a copy of the vaccination records. Dog owners will need to sign a waiver.
Sept. 4, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
$10/dog, humans are free
Dogs must be well-mannered, have records of all current vaccinations and wear an ID tag.