It's that time of year again when tails wag, and paws make a splash!

In collaboration with the local Animal Shelter, the City of Great Falls Park and Recreation has announced the much-anticipated return of the beloved canine event, "Drool in the Pool."

Mark your calendars for a tail-wagging good time on August 26th, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, at the Electric City Waterpark.

"Drool in the Pool" promises a day of exhilarating fun for both four-legged friends and their devoted human companions.

Laramie Smovir, Volunteer Coordinator at the City of Great Falls Animal Shelter, shared her excitement: "Prepare to have a barking good time as we team up to make this year's 'Drool in the Pool' truly GRRReat! Our goal is to provide a joyous experience for our furry friends and their loving owners."

The Electric City Waterpark will transform into a doggy paradise, inviting canines to take a refreshing dip in the pool and flaunt their finest doggy paddle strokes.

The event isn't limited to aquatic adventures, as various on-land activities are also available.

From engaging paw print paintings to entertaining sniffing games, every furry attendee is bound to have their tails wagging with excitement.

For the humans in attendance, "Drool in the Pool" offers various engaging activities, including DIY animal toy workshops, informative mini-education booths, and a diverse selection of animal-focused vendors offering treats, toys, and more.

An entry fee of $5 per animal and $2 per human is required to ensure a seamless entry.

All furry attendees must be friendly and carry a valid proof of vaccinations, including rabies, parvo, and distemper.

Both paper and digital vaccination documents will be accepted.

Recreation Manager, Erica McNamee, expressed her enthusiasm for the event, stating, "Drool in the Pool is my favorite day of the whole summer! I love to watch them play."

For more information about the event or to inquire about becoming a vendor, visit the event website

Alternatively, you can contact the Animal Shelter at 406-454-2276 or the Park and Recreation Department at 406-771-1268.

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