dog-n-kidOWENSBORO, Ky. (7/28/14) — The Owensboro Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the 9th annual 'Gone to the Dogs' event on Sunday, August 3 at Combest Pool.

The open swim session for dogs and their owners will be from 6-8 p.m. In case of inclement weather the event will take place Monday, August 4 at the same time. Dogs of all sizes are welcome. Admission to the pool is $7 per dog, and the owner(s) get in free.

The evening will consist of prizes, giveaways and contests including best water retrieve, fastest dog paddle and owner/dog look alike. Representatives from various pet supply businesses, pet resorts, pet training and kennel centers and veterinary offices will be on hand for all your questions and needs. Donations of a small bag of dry dog food will be accepted on behalf of the Owensboro Humane Society and the Daviess County Animal Shelter.

If you need more information about this fun-filled event or would like to be involved, call Jennifer Hodges, Assistant Recreation Facilities Manager, at (270) 687-8333 or visit our website at

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