4th Annual Dogs Gone Swimming

End the Dog Days of Summer with a Splash!

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012

Time: 11 am to 4 pm

Location: Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center, 7300 Newport Avenue, Norfolk

Swim Session Registration

Activities & Center Ring Schedule

Silent Auction -- check out some of our fantastic items!

Special Services (low cost vaccines & spay/neuter)


Silent Auction Donations

 Facebook Event Page (please share with your friends)

There will be lots of fun and activities for the entire family -- including the canine members!  Register now for a swim session for your dog (below).  All proceeds for this event benefit Friends of Norfolk Animal Care & Adoption Center.  We are also grateful for the support of our sponsors including PETCO Foundation. For the entire list, click here.

Swim Session Registration

Online registration has closed. You may register for swim sessions on site the day of event as space is available.

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Dogs Gone Swimming Activities

Click here for the Center Ring Schedule.  The day's activities will include:

Area Animal Shelters & Rescues

Adoptable Dog Parade (dogs available from area shelters & rescues)

Debbie & Bonnie (former shelter dog performance)

Pit Bull Drill Team Performance

Rip Tide (Tides Mascot)

Nail Clip & Microchip (for dogs only)

Low Cost Vaccinations for Dogs     

Emergency Services Pet Trailer & Evacuation Education

Norfolk Sheriff’s Children’s Safety Print (indentification)

WHRO – Kids Theme

Lots of games and contests for kids & dogs

And of course . . . DOGS GONE SWIMMING

And so much more!!!!

Check out last year's event -- click here.

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Special Services

Va. Beach SPCA, PETA, Dog and Cat Hospital,  Norfolk Public Health & Norfolk City Treasurer’s Office have generously made these special services available at Dogs Gone Swimming:

  • $8 vet-administered Rabies vaccines  

  • $10 Distemper vaccines

  • Low-cost spay/neuters

  • On-site sale of Norfolk dog licenses

 The VBSPCA Neuter Scooter & PETA’s Snip Van will be on site!

To schedule spay/neuters, call: PETA at (757) 297-6550 l Va. Beach SPCA  at (757) 323-7729

Friends of the Norfolk Animal Care and Adoption Center gratefully acknowledges the dedication and hard work of the VBSPCA to coordinate  the organizations providing low-cost spay/neuters and vaccines.  Thank you!


Dogs Gone Swimming benefits Friends of Norfolk Animal Care & Adoption Center.  We are grateful for our generous sponsors who are helping us to take care of homeless animals and help them find their forever families.

 Sporting Group ($2500)

 Herding Group ($1,000)

 Hound Group ($500)

  • Gately Communications
  • Ocean Creek Apparel
  • Pet Care Hospital
  • Signal Engineering
Toy Group ($250)
  • Clancy & Theys Construction
  • Faith Fellowship
  • Hampton Roads Obedience Training Club
  • Kaufman & Canoles
  • MacArthur Center
  • Muddy Paws
Contributor ($100)
  • Acredale Animal Hospital
  • DoodyCalls
  • Team L'Hoste Real Estate
  • Top Guard Security

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