Pool PAWTY ~ Dog Days of Summer Cool Down


Event Date

Sat, Sep 10, 2016


Detroit, MI


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Pool PAWTY ~ Dog Days of Summer Cool Down

$10 $10 Closed

About This Activity

The Detroit Parks & Recreation Department (DPRD) is committed to providing diverse programming and activities for our families in the Metropolitan Detroit Area. We recognize that families have expanded to include our Furever Friend. 

As a premier agency DPRD encourages our Seniors, Teens, Adult and Youth to be fit for health – physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. While individual are engaged in activities or just relaxing often includes their Furever Friend.

Each year the Detroit Parks & Recreation Department closes its outdoor pool without any fanfare.  This yeat we decided to celebrate the closing by having one last party - The Pool PAWTY.  The Pool PAWTY ~ Dog Days of Summer Cool! Is for that Furever Friend to enjoy their peers in the only outdoor pool in Detroit and help benefit the Detroit Dog Rescue programs.

Detroit Dog Rescue (DDR) is the only NO-KILL shelter in Detroit.  Since opening DDR has achieved its goal of helping the city of Detroit become a NO-KILL city through: advocating for alternatives to euthanasia, proper pet care education, low cost spay and neutering programs, as well as, assisting low income families with pet food and medical resources.

DID YOU KNOW?: There is an overwhelming amount of stray dogs running loose in the streets of Detroit, and only 23 animal care workers to rescue them.  Over 90% of dogs picked up in Detroit are euthanized.  There are simply not enough resources, funding, rescue workers, foster homes or people who are willing to adopt. Detroit Dog Rescue was born in February 2011 after the City of Detroit refused to allow access to a network television series that would have documented the lives of dogs trying to survive in an urban environment. There is a stray dog epidemic in the city, just as there is in many cities across the United States that have had to deal with economic decline, dwindling populations and abandoned buildings. If other animal lovers around the world could see what we see on the streets of Detroit every day, we know that they would help us make a difference in this city, one dog at a time.

$10.00 entry fee

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