Dog swimming with a ball

Dogs Get Last Swim at Clyde “Butch” Seidle Community Pool

Posted August 6, 2019 in Recreation & Parks by Anna Subler

The dog days of summer bring hot days and thoughts of school starting. In Hilliard, they also bring “Doggie Dippin’,” a fun event where pups big and small get to enjoy swimming in a City pool before it’s cleaned and drained for the season.

Doggie Dippin’ is open to well-behaved dogs who enjoy getting wet and playing with their canine buddies.  Because the pool will not be treated with chemicals for the safety of the dogs, humans are not allowed in the water.

“This is always a fun event to end the summer on,” said Beth Simon, Program Manager. “The dog owners and spectators have as much fun as their four-legged friends! Most dogs run around like crazy – some never even get in the water – but they still love hanging out with the other dogs.”

Doggie Dippin’ will be held at Clyde “Butch” Seidle Community Pool, 4450 Schirtzinger Road, on Tuesday, Sept. 3, from 5-6:45 p.m. Small dogs (less than 40 pounds) can swim from 5-5:45 p.m. and large dogs (over 40 pounds) from 6-6:45 p.m.