The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


September 15, 2013

Dogs take a dip for a good cause

LEWISBURG — Dozens of dogs frolicked at the Lewisburg Community Pool Saturday afternoon as their owners took advantage of the annual Doggie Dip event.

“We’ve been looking forward to this all summer. Swimming is her favorite thing to do,” said Celina Sagan of Shadow, a 3-year-old yellow Labrador who paddled in the pool with dozens of dogs of varying sizes and breeds.

Stephanie Gill’s 105-pound Bernese Mountain Dog, Cooper, enjoyed the water and company of the other pets, including 20-pound pug, Lucy, who waddled around the edges of the pool in a bright orange life-vest.

Ed Libeck, of Lewisburg, put her in the vest because he wasn’t sure how she’d fare in the water. “She’s not really a water dog, I don’t know if she’ll sink,” he said.

The fourth annual event, which will also be held from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at a cost of $12 per dog, benefits the Buffalo Valley Recreational Authority and SUN Pets will close out the public pool season.

“We drain the pool every year, so this is a good use of the facility,” said authority executive director Katie Davis, who brought her own dog, Zeus.

Last year, the two-day dip attracted nearly 200 dogs and this year’s event was shaping up to be just as popular.

Sagan, who moved from Hazelton to Lewisburg last year, said she’s thrilled with the pet-friendly neighborhood and an event that will tire out her beloved dog for the rest of the night.

“It does remind me a lot of parents at the playground,” said Robin Montgomery, president of the canine rescue group Haven to Home, as animals splashed and owners beamed. 

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