Celebrate the dog days of summer with your four-legged canine friend at Cleveland Metroparks Dog Paddle & Pet-a-Palooza on Sunday, August 24 from 1 - 5 p.m. at Ledge Pool in Hinckley Reservation. Treat your pooch to an afternoon of tail-wagging fun including a swim in Ledge Pool, a dog fair, working dog demonstrations and a naturalist-led dog hike.
Dogs can beat the summer heat and cool off with a refreshing dip in Ledge Pool for a nominal donation of $5 per dog. All non-aggressive dogs, big or small, are welcome to this annual pool party just for pooches and their owners.
On land, visit the dog fair for more information about dog adoptions and canine products and services from the following companies and organizations: Sit means Sit, Canine Companions for Independence, B.A.R.K., Buckeye Dock Dogs, Golden Treasure, Medina County SPCA, Cleveland APL, Animal Clinic Northview, VCA Antech Inc., Hummel Funeral Home, VIP Pet Care, Bill Jac Foods, Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital and Wag-On-Inn.
Be amazed and entertained as groups of �top dogs� and their owners showcase a variety of canine talent and skill.
1 - 5 p.m. Buckeye Dock Dogs - dock diving dog demos.
2 - 2:15 p.m. Canine Companions for Independence - skills used by assistance dogs aiding adults and children with disabilities.
3 - 3:30 p.m. Sit Means Sit - obedience training tricks and tips.
4 - 5 p.m. Buckeye Area Regional K-9 (B.A.R.K) - K-9 training demonstration featuring Cleveland Metroparks Ranger K-9 Unit.
Meet members of Cleveland Metroparks Ranger K-9 Unit, Ranger Michael Kort and K-9 Gambit. The K-9 Unit Patrols the Park District and specializes in location missing people, apprehending fleeing suspects and detecting illegal drugs.
Before heading home, leash up your dog and take a hike in the woods led by a Cleveland Metroparks naturalist from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Ledge Pool and Recreation Area is located at 1151 Ledge Road, between State and Kellogg roads in Hinckley Reservation in Hinckley Township.
For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com or call 330-239-2911.
Dog Paddle and Pet-A-Palooza is sponsored by radio stations WDOK-FM, WKRK-FM, WNCX-FM, and WQAL-FM.
SUE ALLEN - 216-635-3338, firstname.lastname@example.org
HOLLY KECK - 216-635-3253, email@example.com