Labor Day, it’s the official end of summer. Before we say goodbye to the scorcher season, there’s one more event that has to take place. Midwest City’s doggie paddle.
The pool for Midwest City’s Regional Park, on the corner of Reno and Douglas, officially closes for the season Monday evening at 6 p.m., but before the pool is drained for the season, it goes to the dogs, literally.
“We host the doggie paddle every single year, it is the most anticipated event of the season, hands down,” said Grace Filer, with Midwest City.
It’s a huge annual event with about 150 dogs enjoying the pool and each other.
“People just throw a frisbee into the deep end and those dogs just take off and run, they play and have so much fun, it’s nice and loud. You hear nothing but barking for two straight hours,” said Filer.
There is one big change from previous years.
“Make sure the dogs are the only ones in the water this is a doggie only swim, we don’t want to spoil it with humans inside,” said Filer.
All dogs must also be up to date on their shots. Dogs must be on a leash when not in the pool and only two dogs per human for two hours of fun.
“We are super excited to see as many dogs as we can running around in here, big, little it doesn’t matter, said Filer.