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Pooch Plunge & Adoption Event
Pooch-Plunge.jpgRIO RANCHO, N.M. – The Rio Rancho Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department’s annual Pooch Plunge event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Haynes Pool, 2006 Grande Blvd.

The event is a day of swimming exclusively for dogs, and is the final activity held at the pool before closing for the season. All dogs must be current on vaccinations, accompanied by an adult, and have a collar and leash to and from the pool. All dog owners and spectators may go ankle deep in the water only (no swimming).

The cost to take part in the event is $5 for the first dog, $10 for two dogs, $12 for three dogs, and $16 for four or more dogs. Payment (cash only) will be accepted the day of the event at Haynes Pool.

Also taking place at the adjacent Haynes Park during the Pooch Plunge is an animal adoption event and donation drive for animal shelters coordinated by Pet Food Gone Wild. The event will feature different adoption organizations as well as music, refreshments, fun jumps for children, and prize raffles. Recommended donation items include pet food, cat litter, gently used blankets, towels, newspaper, paper towels, and clean toys.

For more information about Rio Rancho municipal government, visit http://www.ci.rio-rancho.nm.us. Follow city government on Twitter (twitter.com/RioRanchoNM), and like it on Facebook (facebook.com/RioRanchoGov).

For questions about either event, please call (505) 891-5015. 

To download the liability/registration form click here