BY HEATHER DOWDY
First photo by Heather Dowdy
Remaining photos by Penny Adams
WOW! On Saturday, September 12, we had our biggest Canine Summer Splash yet, welcoming 329 dogs and more than 700 humans to the Sumner County YMCA outdoor pool. It broke the record set last year, which saw 306 pups.
Some pups, like Mac, preferred to bite at the fountains...
Some preferred to ride piggyback on a bigger friend...
Some pups, like these cuties, preferred to play on the pool deck...
Others enjoyed sharing a toy...
And this three-legged dog named Graham didn't let his disability slow him down... he was one of the best jumpers and swimmers of the day! (And, according to his dad, Seth Walden, it was "paws down, Graham's favorite day of the year!")
Of course, pups and their people also enjoyed browsing great vendors, too! Lots of yummy treats were had.
The weather was gorgeous and we all had a blast... including our social media friend, Pancake the Corgi...
We were also excited that Fox News 17 came out to film this fun clip:
A huge thank you to Marlene Hilligoss and the entire team at the Sumner County YMCA for hosting this event for a 5th year in a row! They are a truly amazing team and they work hard to make this event possible. Please thank them for their support of bringing this fun community event to pooch pals across Middle TN! The event raised nearly $3,000 for the Sumner County YMCA's "Learn to Swim" program and also supported our free community pet magazine.
This event would also not be possible without the incredible help of these dedicated members of "Team Paw":
Thanks to our vendors, volunteers and all the guests who helped make it a huge success. And thanks to Penny Adams Photography for the amazing photography you'll find in our event gallery. Feel free to tag yourselves in the pics and share with friends!
For more information on this event, visit CanineSummerSplash.com. And if you took your own videos and photos at the event, please be sure to tag them #CanineSummerSplash and #NashvillePaw for a chance to be featured on our social media pages!
We can't wait till next year!!
PS: If you missed it, or if you forgot to pick up a Cool Canine tank while you were there, you can purchase one here!