In Idaho, when the ‘dog days of summer’ are over and the Nampa public pool is about to close, a new clientele comes to play: The “Pooch Pool Party” allows dogs to take a swim before the water is drained for the year.

The annual dog-only swimming event began in 2007 as an idea to raise money to help build the Nampa Dog Park.

The Lakeview Pool party includes not only a dog swim, pet-friendly vendors and a raffle, but a 1-mile walk, entertainment, contests and more. Proceeds continue to help fund Nampa Dog Park amenities like the dog swimming pond and permanent restrooms, according to the Nampa Parks and Rec page.

Video of the 2014 event uploaded by Mandy Mahan shows dozens of dogs gleefully jumping into the pool for a refreshing dip.

(WATCH the video below) – Story tip from Jeffery Scharn

Photo via YouTube screenshot

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