Does your department have a Doggie Swim?
Question: Does your department have a Doggie Swim? How many dogs participate and what is the cost/dog? Have you had any objection from the Health Department or other entities?


Batesville: We allow are county Humane Society to have a doggie swim as a fundraiser at the end of the year. We wait until we close the pools to the public therefore we have not had any objections from the Health Department.

Russellville: For cities that drain their pools it’s ok, however we don’t drain our pool so we don’t do a doggy swim.

Fordyce: No, but would like to try in 2012.

Siloam Springs: No Doggie Swim

DeQueen: No Doggie Swim.

Sherwood: No Doggie Swim

Harrison: No Doggie Swim

Springdale: No Doggie Swim

Fort Smith: No Doggie swim

Fayetteville: Fayetteville Parks and Recreation does not have a Doggie swim. We do not have a stairway or a ramp to enter the pool and could have difficulty getting the dog out of the pool. We only have a lift chair. We did not want a patron or City Pool Lifeguard to get hurt trying to pull dogs out of the pool. In addition, our Maintenance Staff had concerns of dog hair entering our sand filters. Therefore because of safety reasons, we have not had a Doggie Swim.

Jacksonville: We had a doggie swim the last two years. This year the health department said we could not host it anymore. There is a law about dogs in a public pool.

Rogers: The pool will close at 6:00 pm on Sunday August 14th for the year. We will not be open to the public after the “pooch plunge”. Last year approximately $600.00 was raised.

Little Rock: We host a Doggie Swim – the number of dogs participating vary from year to year. Kami Wentz ( can give you detail information.