2013 Canine Summer Splash
Thanks to 265 dogs and their people, as well as the Sumner County YMCA, our vendors and our volunteers for making our 3rd annual Canine Summer Splash our biggest and best yet! Check out our event photos and video courtesy photographer Mary-Beth Blankenship below.
Click HERE to view event photo gallery
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2013 - LIGHT RAIN OR SHINE
(In case of storms, please check this page for reschedule date.)
Sumner County YMCA - Outdoor Pool
102 Bluegrass Commons Blvd
Hendersonville, TN 37075
SESSION TIMES ARE AS FOLLOWS ($15 CASH PER SESSION PER DOG, PAYABLE AT GATE)
Little Dogs Only (25 Ibs and Under)
10:00am - 11:30am (90 minutes)
Big Dogs Only (25 Ibs and Over)
12:00pm - 1:30pm (90 minutes)
All Dog Swim (Dogs of All Sizes)
2:00pm - 3:30pm (90 minutes)
Event proceeds benefit the Sumner County YMCA "Learn to Swim" Program and help Nashville Paw magazine to remain a free community resource.
- Swimming and splashing in the zero-entry pool and spray fountains
- Fully fenced pool area offers off-leash running and playing
- Fabulous vendors, fun contests and more
- Dogs MUST wear current proof of rabies vaccination to be admitted
Event Rules: Please Read Before Attending
No more than 2 dogs per handler, and dog handlers must be at least 18 years old. All dogs must wear proof of current rabies vaccination on their collar. Dogs will not be admitted without rabies tag and no refunds will be made if turned away.
While handlers are welcome to get in the pool with their dogs, other guests and children are asked to remain on deck for the safety of everyone. Children under 18 are not permitted in pool.
No female dogs in heat or puppies under 3 months old.
Any dog who exhibits any sign of aggression or who is not under the voice control of his handler must immediately leave the premises. No refunds will be issued. All dogs attending must be friendly with dogs and people, sociable and well-mannered.
By participating in the Canine Summer Splash, you assume full responsibility for your dog and understand that Nashville Paw magazine and the YMCA of Middle Tennessee are not liable for any injury or loss to pets and/or people resulting from your participation in this event. This is an off-leash event where dogs will be running and swimming, so for the safety of everyone, we strongly suggest leaving small children at home.
No refunds issued for any reason. Event will take place in light rain, but in case of storms, event will be rescheduled to storm date listed above.
Canine Swim Safety
If your dog is not a strong swimmer or has never been in a pool before, we strongly suggest a canine life jacket like the ones available here. We also suggest reading this article about canine swim and water safety from the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Please let your dog go at his own pace, and never force your pooch to take the plunge. If it turns out he does not like the pool, he may enjoy the fountains or just running and playing!
Vendor space is available for $100 per 10x10 booth space. To participate, please download our VENDOR REGISTRATION FORM.