At times, things got a bit competitive during the Sept. 7 Puppy Paddle at Holly Pool. These two canines vied for the same tennis ball, with the one on the left being more dogged in his pursuit. Photo by Chris Rotar
The Puppy Paddle featured frequent exits from the pool by the dogs for coaching and reassurance from their owners. For most of the pups, it wasn't long before they made another big splash during the Sept. 7 event at Holly Pool. Photo by Chris Rotar
Centennial couple Kyle and Sarah Hansen brought Luke, a goldendoodle, to the Puppy Paddle for the first time. Had Luke ever been in the water before the event? "Not willingly," Sarah Hansen said with a laugh. Photo by Chris Rotar
Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 4:12 pm
Holly Pool in Centennial went to the dogs Sept. 7. The annual Puppy Paddle drew dozens of dogs and their owners to the South Suburban facility, as the pool was open to the pooches for a summer-ending bash on a sunny Saturday.
Dogs swam after tennis balls and flying discs flung by their humans, who were told to stay out of the water.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 4:12 pm.