There’s nothing quite like uninhibited canine joy. On Sunday only, the Jamie Platz Family YMCA in Edmonton opened its pool to furry friends for a ‘Doggy Dip’ fundraiser, which resulted in overwhelming levels of that canine happiness. The day before the pool’s scheduled maintenance, owners were able to bring their dogs to splash around and socialize with each other. It was a wild success. With 120 pre-registered families and two to three times more than the pre-registered families who showed up, the YMCA pool was busy all day. The dogs were split off by size (for obvious reasons) and look like they had an absolute blast.
This event acted as a fundraiser for the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign and, thanks to the dogs, it brought in about $6,000 for the program. The Strong Kids Campaign works to provide funding for recreational activities that some families might not be able to afford for their children. The dogs didn’t know it, but they were a big help to the kids in their community yesterday. Is there no limit to how amazing dogs are?
The only drawback? You get over 200 dogs in a pool in one day and it’s definitely going to smell like wet dog. Good thing today’s cleaning day! We’re assuming the odour was worth it though for the cuteness factor and the kids who are going to benefit from the proceeds.