Puppy Pool Party – Saturday, Sept 7 – 9am to 2pm

Make new friends, reacquaint with old friends, meet new members – and perhaps find more play partners for your pooch. Event offers something for everyone – so even dogs that do not care about the pools will have a blast. Remember, it best to exercise your dog before coming into the event area. Exercise at home, go for a short walk, or have a quick play in the Main playground before entering the Alternate. Event flyer attached.

Variety of Activities

  • Pools, 5 or 6
  • Find the Treat Course Schedule
    • 9:30 to 10:00
    • 10:30 to 11:00
    • 11:30 to 12:00
    • 12:30 to 1:00
    • 1:30 to 2:00
  • Peanut Butter Licking Contest Schedule
    • 10:00 to 10:15
    • 11:00 to 11:15
    • 12:00 to 12:15
    • 1:00 to 1:15
  • Tether Ball
  • Attendance Prize – SWCDP Membership (one dog) – 2020-2021 Season
  • SWCDP Merchandise

Just For Fun

For this event, we consider dogs 2 years old and under to be our “Puppies” and dogs over 2 years old to be our “Role Models”. This is tongue-in-cheek, perfect manners are not required, just reasonable social skills. The “Puppies” will wear a pink or blue ribbon on their collars – as a celebration of their youth.

Start at Main Table

  • Register for Attendance Prize (Membership for next season)
  • Get Pink Ribbon for Female Pup – Blue Ribbon for Male Pup
  • Check out the great SWCDP Merchandise

NOTE: Alternate Dog Park will be used for event; all SWCDP dogs are invited. Venue not suited for dogs with resource issues (sharing toys or treats), over protective tendencies or discomfort with high activity/energy situations.

Event Volunteers Needed

Can you sign up for a 2 hour slot? We need help with set up, tear down, putting out treats, filling peanut butter spoons, refilling pools & water buckets, keeping merchandise table in order, etc. We recommend you either bring your dog (s) before or after your work shift or have another adult with you to supervise your pooch during the event. Give a first and second choice time slot, if possible – on Friday once we get the Master Schedule settled.

Set up 8 to 9; Tear down 2 to 3

  • 8:00-10:00
  • 9:00-11:00
  • 10:00-12:00
  • 11:00-1:00
  • 12:00-2:00

Agility Demo – Sept 21 and 22 – registration will begin next week, watch for email notice.

Fall Celebration & Halloween Event – Nov 2 – start thinking about your pup’s costume


One of our members is assisting a rescue group with helping find foster homes for an overload of homeless Corgis. Some of you may know Betsy (SWCDP Volunteer Agility Leader) – Betsy has personally used this service and speaks very highly of their process and dedication the finding forever homes for area Corgis. Here is the recent plea from the group’s President:

We are desperate for fosters. I have too many Corgis here and received two calls today to take dogs. If you would like to foster, or know anyone that would like to foster, please contact me. We provide everything like food, bedding, crate, toys, and all medical. You provide the love and often times some training. 

Contact Rescue


Contact Betsy



We Need a Hero – Could That Be You?

Poison Ivy issue; this is a big problem. Growing in abundance all around the big tree on the outside of our fence but growing into the agility space near the tall storage unit and area. We attempted to get City Parks Dept to take care of it – no go. Not a battle we want to pursue with the City – it will be up to us to get rid of the poison ivy…. And, we need a volunteer to do this. We need a POISON IVY BUSTER! If you have good gloves and generally are not badly affected by poison ivy – could you be our hero? Contact Judi or Joan if you can help.

Gate Fixed

The Kant Slam has been installed (thanks, Bob!).  Our front gate should close much easier now. But – always – keep an eye on the gate and make sure it is closed after you go thru it.

Problems – Still

We hoped the all-encompassing recent emails might have resolved playground issues. Not. Come on, dear members…

  • If you bring kids (over 8 years old) to our dog park, adjusted behavior is a requirement. Absolutely no running, yelling, climbing or teasing dogs. SWCDP is a dog park, not a kid’s park. The dogs come first – and some dogs are not comfortable around children.
  • If your dog acts out and becomes a jerk, keep under control, move to another area of park, re-direct energy and attention, or go home.
  • If you are approached by a member who is uncomfortable with the interactions or asks you to re-direct your dog’s behavior – you owe it to the dog park community to respond in a positive way.
  • If you are hovering over your dog to the point he cannot behave like a normal dog, get off his back – give him some breathing room – and let him learn how to interact with his 4-Legged peers. Your dog depends on you to provide him a good dog life – and that means allowing him to learn appropriate dog behavior and become self confident and self-sufficient on the playground.
  • If you are about to lose your cool, take a deep breath before you speak or act. Foul language and threats are not acceptable.

We don’t know what else to say. Except, common sense, communication, and courtesy should always be the guide. And, if you are unsure, re-read the SWCDP User Guide, learn the varied play styles and dog communication signs or go get some professional dog training or behavioral help.

We are pleased to close by saying we have a wonderful dog-centric community and most of our members “get it”. Let’s work together to bring the few up to speed with our policies. We are, after all, only as strong as our weakest link.

Hope you have enjoyed the summer and looking forward to the cooler weather activities on the way – see you at the Puppy Pool Party – Saturday, Sept 7.