HINCKLEY TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - 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.
The event will include a swim in Ledge Pool, a dog fair, working dog demonstrations and a naturalist-led dog hike.
Cost to attend is a 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.
Visitors will also enjoy a 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.
Schedule of events:
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.
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.