Barks of joy, splashing and thumping paws could be heard at the A.D. Clark Pool on Sunday.
Dozens of dog owners brought their dogs to Chapel Hill’s only outdoor pool for the Dog Swim, hosted annually on the last day the pool is open.
“It’s just hysterical,” said Sarah Fallin, program coordinator for Orange County Animal Services . “It is so much fun to watch all the dogs here just running around.”
Fallin said this was the program’s eighth year. Admission was $5 per dog and free for people.
“Sometimes we have a whole family bring in one dog,” she said. “We just had a family of eight come in just to observe.”
Peggy Schneider, a Chapel Hill resident, said she was amazed at how friendly all of the dogs were.
Schneider said she loved to see her dog, a rescue dog named Freckles, play with the other dogs.
“They’re just having such a good time,” she said. “I love to watch them when they begin running around together.”
Volunteers from Orange County Animal Services stood around the pool, making sure no dogs escaped through the fence and helping any furry four-leggers who were stuck in the pool.