Two swimming pools in Washington let pets take the plunge as the swimming season ended. A Fairfax County pool did the same thing in August before it closed for cleaning and maintenance.
A golden Labrador retriever paddles around in Upshur Pool. Owners brought about 75 dogs to Upshur for Saturday's event. The end of the swimming season means the pools can be thoroughly cleaned before humans jump in again. People are not allowed in the pool during the Doggie Day Swim. Linda Davidson/THE WASHINGTON POST Buy Photo