These dogs love swimming in Denver’s pools, and yours can still join the fun

You, dog lover, this is for you.

Dog-a-Pool-ooza at Cook Park Pool, Aug. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Dog-a-Pool-ooza at Cook Park Pool, Aug. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) public pool; dogs; pets; Dog-a-Pool-ooza; cook park; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denver;
Dog-a-Pool-ooza at Cook Park Pool, Aug. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Each year, on the last days of certain public pools’ summer stints, dozens of dogs gather to get in on the fun that us humans have been enjoying all season.

Butch Cassidy (right) and Rudy hang out in the pool. Dog-a-Pool-ooza at Cook Park Pool, Aug. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) public pool; dogs; pets; Dog-a-Pool-ooza; cook park; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denver;
Butch Cassidy (right) and Rudy hang out in the pool. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

For just two days this year, City and County of Denver Parks and Recreation lower the chlorine in two city pools and allow pawed pals in for Dog-a-Pool-ooza, the event where your sweeties can wreak havoc in the way their instincts demand. Sunday was the first of those two dates.

You still have time to participate. The next extravaganza is Sunday, August 27 at the Berkeley Park Pool (near Lakeside). It’s five bucks per pup. There are two sessions, one from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a,m, and another from 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

And here’s the cuteness you were promised:

Hatch dries off. Dog-a-Pool-ooza at Cook Park Pool, Aug. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) public pool; dogs; pets; Dog-a-Pool-ooza; cook park; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denver;
Hatch dries off. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Yattle enjoys the pool. Dog-a-Pool-ooza at Cook Park Pool, Aug. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) public pool; dogs; pets; Dog-a-Pool-ooza; cook park; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denver;
Yattle smiles. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Lilu retrieves a ball. Dog-a-Pool-ooza at Cook Park Pool, Aug. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) public pool; dogs; pets; Dog-a-Pool-ooza; cook park; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denver;
Lilu retrieves a ball. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Butch Cassidy dives into the pool. Dog-a-Pool-ooza at Cook Park Pool, Aug. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) public pool; dogs; pets; Dog-a-Pool-ooza; cook park; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denver;
Butch Cassidy dives into the pool. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Dog-a-Pool-ooza at Cook Park Pool, Aug. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) public pool; dogs; pets; Dog-a-Pool-ooza; cook park; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denver;
Dog-a-Pool-ooza. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Nate Johnson faces the side effects of dogs in a pool. Dog-a-Pool-ooza at Cook Park Pool, Aug. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) public pool; dogs; pets; Dog-a-Pool-ooza; cook park; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denver;
Nate Johnson faces the side effects of dogs in a pool. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Butch Cassidy dives into the pool. Dog-a-Pool-ooza at Cook Park Pool, Aug. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) public pool; dogs; pets; Dog-a-Pool-ooza; cook park; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denver;
Butch Cassidy dives into the pool. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Dog-a-Pool-ooza at Cook Park Pool, Aug. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) public pool; dogs; pets; Dog-a-Pool-ooza; cook park; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denver;
Dog-a-Pool-ooza. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Yes, this is just fine. Dog-a-Pool-ooza at Cook Park Pool, Aug. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) public pool; dogs; pets; Dog-a-Pool-ooza; cook park; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denver;
Yes, this is just fine. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Dog-a-Pool-ooza at Cook Park Pool, Aug. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) public pool; dogs; pets; Dog-a-Pool-ooza; cook park; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denver;
Dog-a-Pool-ooza. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Lilu dries off. Dog-a-Pool-ooza at Cook Park Pool, Aug. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) public pool; dogs; pets; Dog-a-Pool-ooza; cook park; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denver;
Lilu dries off. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Sam Adams (human) and Wyatt. Dog-a-Pool-ooza at Cook Park Pool, Aug. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) public pool; dogs; pets; Dog-a-Pool-ooza; cook park; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denver;
Sam Adams (human) and Wyatt. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Dog-a-Pool-ooza at Cook Park Pool, Aug. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) public pool; dogs; pets; Dog-a-Pool-ooza; cook park; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denver;
Dog-a-Pool-ooza. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Ed Melanson (human) and Blaze. Dog-a-Pool-ooza at Cook Park Pool, Aug. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) public pool; dogs; pets; Dog-a-Pool-ooza; cook park; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denver;
Ed Melanson (human) and Blaze. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Dog-a-Pool-ooza at Cook Park Pool, Aug. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) public pool; dogs; pets; Dog-a-Pool-ooza; cook park; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denver;
Dog-a-Pool-ooza. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
A dog congress at Dog-a-Pool-ooza at Cook Park Pool, Aug. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) public pool; dogs; pets; Dog-a-Pool-ooza; cook park; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denver;
A dog congress. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Nate Johnson coaxes dogs to the edge of the pool. Dog-a-Pool-ooza at Cook Park Pool, Aug. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) public pool; dogs; pets; Dog-a-Pool-ooza; cook park; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denver;
Nate Johnson coaxes dogs to the edge of the pool. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Dog-a-Pool-ooza at Cook Park Pool, Aug. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) public pool; dogs; pets; Dog-a-Pool-ooza; cook park; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denver;
Dog-a-Pool-ooza. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Dog-a-Pool-ooza at Cook Park Pool, Aug. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) public pool; dogs; pets; Dog-a-Pool-ooza; cook park; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denver;
Dog-a-Pool-ooza. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Dog-a-Pool-ooza at Cook Park Pool, Aug. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) public pool; dogs; pets; Dog-a-Pool-ooza; cook park; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denver;
Dog-a-Pool-ooza. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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