Event Rules: Read Before Attending to Assure Smooth Entry!
All swim sessions are AS SPACE ALLOWS. As this event grows, it is possible that our pool space will fill and that we will have to cut off ticket sales. Please arrive early to ensure you get in. Please understand that per safety regulations at the YMCA they reserve the right to cut off ticket sales at any point in order to ensure safety on the pool deck. If you are refused a ticket for this reason, we apologize but can only accommodate a certain number of people and dogs at any given time.
You MUST show either a current rabies tag or rabies certificate for EACH dog in order to participate, unless your dog has a rabies exemption certificate from your veterinarian. In that case, please bring the rabies exemption certificate as your proof. Dogs will not be admitted without the required documentation. (While a current rabies TAG or CERTIFICATE is preferred, if you have lost those, a printout from your vet clinic showing the date your dog was vaccinated for rabies will suffice.)
No more than 2 dogs per handler, and dog handlers must be at least 18 years old.
While handlers are welcome to get in the pool with their dogs, other guests and children are asked to remain on deck or at the water's edge for the safety of everyone. Children may not swim out into pool with dogs.
No female dogs in heat or puppies under 3 months old.
Any dog who exhibits any sign of aggression or who is not under the voice control of his handler must immediately leave the premises. No refunds will be issued. All dogs attending must be friendly with dogs and people, sociable and well-mannered.
By participating in the Canine Summer Splash, you assume full responsibility for your dog and understand that Nashville Paw magazine and the YMCA of Middle Tennessee are not liable for any injury or loss to pets and/or people resulting from your participation in this event. This is an off-leash event where dogs will be running and swimming, so for the safety of everyone, we strongly suggest leaving small children at home. You will be required to sign a waiver at time of on-site registration in order to participate.
Guests are not permitted to force dogs into the water against their will. This includes pulling them in or pushing or tossing them in. This was a problem last year and results in fearful dogs and creates anxiety among the dogs. You'll find safe ways to introduce your pup to the water here.www.nashvillepaw.com/swimsafety
Please be prepared to take your dog out to the grass to potty multiple times! The water and excitement cause dogs to potty much more often, and we try to avoid accidents at the pool's edge. If your pet does have an accident, please have poop bags at the ready and clean up after your pet immediately.