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Bow-Wow! Dogs Give Swimming Event Four Paws

Popular NACC fundraiser back for 6th year on Saturday, September 13.

Norfolk’s largest animal shelter is gearing up for a splashing good time guaranteed to entertain man and beast.

The 6th annual “Dogs Gone Swimming” fundraiser is set for 10 a.m. to 3p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Norfolk Wellness and Fitness Center.

The day-long gala promises something for everyone - entertainment, a multitude of animal services from dozens of local businesses, animal shelters and rescues, and a variety of food vendors.

Sponsored by Friends of Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center, the event draws hundreds of area dogs and their owners each year.

 Attendees will have a wide variety of activities to choose from: hourly swim sessions in the Fitness Center’s large zero-entry pool, doggie swimsuit contests, training demonstrations, a parade of adoptable pets, nail clips, microchips, low-cost spay/neuter and vaccinations.

Organizers of the event have added some new entertainment for this year as well.

Click here to read more or visit our Dogs Gone Swimming page to pre-register your dog for a swim session (highly recommended). 

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Thanks for your continued support for the animals at Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center!

Friends of Norfolk Animal Care & Adoption Center gives Hampton Roads residents the ability to make a positive difference in the lives of homeless pets. We are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit created to support the important work of the Norfolk Animal Care & Adoption Center.

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ues, Wed, Fri, & Sat.: 11 am-4:30 pm
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