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Dog Daze and Wagfest Join Forces for a Doggone Good Cause


Dog Daze and Wagfest Join Forces for a Doggone Good Cause

The Water Mine will go to the dogs this September with an expanded season-ending event benefitting the Fairfax County Animal Shelter and the Fairfax County Park Foundation. Dogs and dog lovers are invited to join us on Sunday, September 10, 2017 when the Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole at Lake Fairfax Park will open for dogs-only swimming from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m, Dogs can swim in Rattlesnake River for a suggested donation of $10 per dog.

Following last year’s inaugural Dog Daze success, this year’s end-of-season hoopla has been combined with the Park Authority’s Wagfest event to include a canine resource fair. Two-legged and four-legged friends can enjoy prizes and visit vendors that including veterinarians, dog boutiques, the Park Authority and more. Human friends can learn about the county’s nine dog parks, find out how to volunteer as a dog park monitor and learn about dog park etiquette. Fairfax Golf will also have a Footgolf demonstration area for visitors to explore. 

For the safety of the dogs and owners, please observe the following rules:

  • All dogs must be current on vaccinations.
  • All dog handlers must be 18 years or older and supervise dogs at all times.
  • No female dogs in heat or puppies younger than three months old.
  • Aggressive or unruly dogs are not permitted.
  • Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs.
  • Dogs swim at owners’ risk.
  • Humans are not permitted in the pool.

Dog Daze is sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Authority in partnership with the Fairfax County Animal Shelter and Fairfax County Park Foundation.

The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole at Lake Fairfax is located at 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston, Va. For more information, visit The Water Mine Family Swimmin Hole or call 703-324-8662.

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