Pooch Plunge Makes a Splash in Stuart

Dogs of all sizes will splash around at the the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast's event at Sailfish Splash Waterpark on December 4

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Photos courtesy of the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast

The Humane Society of the Treasure Coast will host Santa Paws Holiday Pooch Plunge, presented by Apex Pavers & Pools, on Saturday, December 4, at Sailfish Splash Waterpark (931 SE Ruhnke St.) in Stuart. Registration and check-in begin at 9:30 a.m. and gates open at 10 a.m. Pups can splash around until 1 p.m.

Dogs of all sizes are invited to participate in an open swim session at the waterpark before the facility closes for winter. Admission is $10 per dog. All proceeds benefit the shelter animals at the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. Online pre-registrations are encouraged here.

Guests can also bring canned dog or cat food to donate to the House of Hope’s four-legged friends. Event activities include Selfies with Santa, holiday music, a 50/50 raffle, and lunch from onsite food trucks.

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Dogs are the only pets allowed at the event and proof of vaccinations is required (county license will suffice). Other considerations include: one handler per pup; dogs must be leashed outside of the swimming area; no retractable leashes (maximum length 6-feet); owners must clean up after their dogs; no dogs younger than three months; leave dogs in heat, aggressive, and overly timid dogs at home; and watch out for heat exhaustion.

“Health and safety are our top priorities at the Pooch Plunge,” said Courtney Zanetti, the humane society’s Director of Community Outreach. “This outdoor, open-air, event provides plenty of room for guests to socially distance themselves. Face masks are encouraged.” 

For more information, email Courtney Zanetti at czanetti@hstc1.org or call (772) 600-3211. 

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