Dormont Pool – Doggie Dip 2023
The Dormont Pool invites you to bring your dog to the Dormont Doggie Dip. This fantastic end of summer event features swim sessions for your dog and a wonderful afternoon of socializing. All proceeds will go to building the future Dog Park in Dormont.
Location: Dormont Pool 1801 Dormont Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Date: September 4, 2023
Time: 4 to 7:30pm – 3 Sessions
Cost: $20 per dog/per session; Please note there will be no refunds upon cancellation of the event in the case of severe weather. This is a rain or shine event but in the case of severe storms or lightning, there may be limits placed on time or cancellation.
DAY OF REGISTRATION ADDED – $25 if space remains.
Session 1: Small Dogs (30 lbs and under) – 4:00-5:00pm (check in begins at 3:30pm, gates open to swim at 4:00pm)
Session 2: All Dogs 5:15-6:15pm (check in begins at 4:45pm, gates open to swim at 5:15pm)
Session 3: Large Dogs (60lbs or more) – 6:30-7:30pm (check in begins at 6:00pm, gates open to swim at 6:30pm)
Registration is required ahead of the event. DAY OF REGISTRATION ADDED – $25 if space remains. Limited spots for each sessions. Registration will open on August 16 at 2pm online and in-person starting August 17 during office hours at the Borough of Dormont offices. Registration will end on August 31 at 11:30am in the Borough Offices and online at 11:59pm. There is a one dog per adult handler. Handler must be 18 and older. Max of two people will be allowed to enter with the dog. Additional entrance fee of $3 is required for spectators to be paid at the event – cash only currently. The cost is $20 per dog/per session. Please note there will be no refunds upon cancellation of the event in the case of severe weather. This is a rain or shine event but in the case of severe storms or lightning, there may be limits placed on time or cancellation.
Each dog must have a separate registration form filled out.
You can register for the event through the Borough of Dormont’s Community Pass site. You will be required to create an account.
2023 Dormont Doggie Dip Online Registration Instructions
Online registration link: https://register.communitypass.net/DormontBorough
- Only the dogs will be allowed in the pool. Owners may wade up to their ankles/shins.
- Your dog may be released from their leash upon entering the pool deck area, but your dog must remain under your control at all times. If your dog becomes aggressive, you may be asked to leave with no questions asked.
- Un-neutered dogs and female dogs “in season” are not allowed.
- Owners will be responsible for cleaning up after their dogs.
- Do not bring food or beverages to the event. Water bowls will be available for the dogs. No glass is permitted.
- Lifeguards will be on hand to assist humans.
- Please do not use the “big blue” water slide.
Q: I have a basset hound. They don’t swim, they sink. Can I leave her home and just come to see the other dogs?
A: Yes, of course! Humans without registered dogs can pay a fee of $3 to come attend the event, watch the dogs and have a great day!
Q: Are humans allowed in the pool to coax their dogs in?
A: Yes, Humans are allowed to wade up to their ankle and shins to attempt to coax their dogs in.
Q: EEKK!! I forgot to register. Can you register at the event?
A: UPDATED: DAY OF REGISTRATION ADDED – $25 if space remains.
This is the first time the Borough of Dormont and Dormont Pool staff are running the event. At this time, there are no plans to have day of registration.
Q: Do we need to print a ticket or can we show our phones?
A: There is no ticket for the event. Those registered will be on a list and they will check-in at the registration check-in table. We will check you and your dog in, ensure we have all necessary vaccine documents and go over the rules with you.
Q: If I buy a ticket for the 5:15pm to 6:15pm session can my dog (100 lbs) stay for the Large Dog Session from 6:30pm to 7:30pm?
A: Registration is required for each session. If you’d like to participate in both sessions, you must register your dog for both sessions.
Q: I can’t wait for this event. Where can I park my car?
A: The Dormont Pool lot will be open for those attending this event to park.