ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. BUT YOU MAY REGISTER AT THE GATE OF PIRATES COVE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COME DOWN FOR EITHER THE MORNING SESSION FROM 10am - 12:45pm OR THE AFTERNOON SESSION FROM 1pm - 3:45pm. SEE YOU THERE!
On Saturday, September 8, 2012 Pirates Cove Aquatic Center and Belleview Park are going to the dogs (and their families)! Close to 1000 four legged swimmers will take the plunge and live it up, splashing and smiling in the last of the summer sun!
Also, join hundreds of families in Belleview Park for the festival, where there will be food, games and plenty of tired out dogs. Admission to the Festival (without participating in the plunge) is absolutely FREE and includes over 40 retailers and several restaurants. Check out the demonstrations by both Buckley Air Force Base K-9 Police Unit and the Rocky Mountain Dock Dogs, along with a dog ice cream eating contest and the fastest dog games!
The event will run from 10am – 4pm.
Please note that in order to participate in the Doggie Plunge with your pet, s/he must be spayed or neutered and up to date on rabies vaccination. You will be required to present proof of vaccination at the door prior to admittance.
This is a benefit for Freedom Service Dogs – a charitable organization located in Englewood that rescues dogs from shelters and custom trains them for individual client needs. Clients include children, veterans and active duty soldiers, and other adults. Their disabilities include Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Cerebral Palsy, spinal cord injuries, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). We currently have over 45 people on our wait list for a service dog. All proceeds will go to fund the rescue and training of more service dogs.
For more information about the event or FSD in general, visit www.FreedomServiceDogs.org.
Interested in helping us raise funds? From this site, you can register your dog to attend and take the plunge in the Pirates Cove Aquatic Center pool, start or join a team, set a fundraising goal, and begin helping to raise money in support of our cause! Your donations will allow FSD to provide a service dog to veterans and active duty soldiers, as well as both children and adults with Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cerebral Paulsy, spinal cord injuries, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This page will also allow you donate or search for other participants and donate toward their goals.