Dog day afternoon - Kingsport Aquatic Center hosting annual 'Drool Paw-ty'

Matthew Lane • Oct 4, 2019 at 11:31 AM

KINGSPORT — The dogs are once again taking over the Kingsport Aquatic Center — at least for one day.

For the sixth year in a row the KAC on Saturday will be hosting its annual “Drool Paw-ty,” where owners can bring their dogs to the outdoor water park for the final swim of the season before the facility is “winterized” by the staff.

Fresh water bowls, at various heights, will be provided by the aquatic center, while the chlorine levels in the water will be lowered as to not hurt the dogs or dry out their fur. Unfortunately, the slides will not be open for the dogs.

When is the event? — Oct. 5 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost of admission? — $5 per dog. Humans get in free.

Rules — All dogs must be up-to-date on current vaccines and proof of vaccines is required for entry. A dog tag is not sufficient. You must bring your records or a receipt from a veterinarian.

Admission is two dogs per human and the handler must be 18 years old and have leashes with them. No humans will be allowed to swim in the outdoor water park during the event.

For more information, call 423-343-9758 or visit www.swimkingsport.com.