The Rio Rancho Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department’s annual Pooch Plunge event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Haynes Pool, 2006 Grande Blvd.
event is a day of swimming exclusively for dogs, and is the final
activity held at the pool before closing for the season. All dogs must
be current on vaccinations, have a copy of the vaccination records,
accompanied by an adult, and have a collar and leash to and from the
pool. All dog owners and spectators may go ankle deep in the water only
The cost to take part in the event is $5
for the first dog, $10 for two dogs, $12 for three dogs, and $16 for
four or more dogs. Payment (cash or check only) will be accepted the day
of the event at Haynes Pool.
Also taking place at the
adjacent Haynes Park during the Pooch Plunge is an animal adoption event
and donation drive for animal shelters coordinated by Pet Food Gone
Wild. Recommended donation items include pet food, cat litter, gently
used blankets, towels, newspaper, paper towels, and clean toys.
For questions about the events, please call (505) 891-5015.