The 5th Annual Pooch Paddle is all set to take place this Tuesday, August 11th at Leeds Pool in Sioux City from 5-8 p.m. Can’t make it tomorrow? No worries, this will only be the first of two opportunities for you to get your pooch in the water and cool off.
The next chance to see your pooch paddle will be at the Riverside Pool after Labor Day weekend on September 9th from 5-8 p.m.
The pooch paddles will cost only $5 per dog. The money raised for the event will all go towards improvements at the Lewis & Clark Dog Park at Bacon Creek Park.
Things owners and citizens need to know…
-City staff would like to remind citizens that the dogs are only allowed in the pools after they have closed for the season and the pools are drained shortly after the event.
-There are still chemicals in the pool that keep it sanitized and safe for the dogs and the owners.
-All dogs must arrive on a leash and with an owner that is 14 years of age or older.
-All dogs must be registered with tags on them at all times. Dogs without tags or multiple dogs with one owner will not be allowed to enter the facility.
-All pet owners must comply with city rules and regulations relating to cleaning up animal droppings and prohibiting a dog from attacking persons or animals and in accordance with Section 7.08.020.
-All pit bulls must remain on a leash no longer than six feet in length and must be under the actual physical control of a person 18 years of age or older at all times in accordance with Sioux City Municipal Code Section 7.10.020.