At any other time of the year, even police dogs would get bounced from a public pool. Keepers of health codes frown upon pooches and people paddling around together in chlorinated water, no matter what you say about your dog's mouth being cleaner than a toddler's uncontrollable pee-pee. Alas, summer is almost over, meaning that municipalities must drain their swimming holes. So why not let the dogs splash around a bit first? Doggy dips are happening all over the metro for the next few days. Today only, Rin Tin Tin is welcome to belly-flop at Leawood Aquatic Center (10601 Lee Boulevard, Leawood, 913-327-3977) from 5 to 7 p.m. ($5 per dog); Adventure Oasis
Water Park (210 South Pleasant Street, Independence, 816-325-7946) from 6 to 8 p.m.
($2 per dog); and Lawrence Outdoor
Aquatic Center (727 Kentucky, Lawrence, 785-832-7990) from 4 to 7 p.m. ($5 per dog).
Tue., Sept. 7, 5-7 p.m., 2010