Pet briefs (Aug. 3)

08/03/2013 7:17 AM

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Valley Center pool open to dogs on Aug. 11

Valley Center Recreation and VC Animal League will hold its second annual Pooch Plunge on Aug. 11.

The event, which allows dogs to swim at Lions Park Swimming Pool, 255 E. Allen in Valley Center, will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Admission is a minimum donation of $5 per dog, with a limit of two dogs per person. Proceeds will benefit VC Animal League.

Dogs must be on a leash when not in the pool and must have proof of rabies vaccination.

‘Pawty’ time Aug. 17 to benefit LAPP

Absolute Fitness LLC will host a “Pawty” to benefit Lifeline Animal Placement and Protection, a local no-kill animal shelter.

The event is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 17 at Zeal Fitness Studio, 841 N. Tyler Road. Cover charge is $10, with proceeds going to LAPP.

The “Pawty” will include mimosas and snacks, massages, a strength and cardio workout, stretching session and prize drawing. Body care products by Oils by Cerridwyn will be for sale, with 20 percent of profits going to LAPP.

For more information, contact Stephanie Hodges at 509-202-0587 or

Summer dog wash continues in Bel Aire

Does your dog need a bath? Take your pet to the Retain summer dog wash, where volunteers will do the dirty work and your donation will go to a worthy cause.

From 1 to 4 p.m. every Saturday through Aug. 31, weather permitting, volunteers from Retain will shampoo, rinse and towel off dogs outside Heartland Animal Hospital, 4100 N. Woodlawn in Bel Aire. Prices are $4 for a small or medium-size dog and $5 for a large dog.

Proceeds go to Responsible and Ethical Treatment of Animals in Neighborhoods, a local group that helps pay for spay and neuter surgeries for pets whose owners can’t afford them.

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