Every Palisade dog’s favorite day of the summer is Dog Day, the last day of the summer season at the Palisade Pool. After all the lawn chairs and water toys are stashed away for winter, community dogs are invited for their own private pool party. Benefitting the Roice-Hurst Humane Society in Grand Junction, the pool party is always well-attended.


Trooper shows off his version of ‘lap swimming.’ He ‘laps’ up some yummy pool water while ‘swimming.’ 

Tennis balls seemed to be the most popular water toy, and the wide range of diving abilities was amazing. Some dogs, like Cooper, below left, and Kayna and Hunter, below right, just made a run for it and then flew out over the water.









Others prefer to  s-l-i-d-e  into the water very  s-l-o-w-l-y.


Although it is only the third year for the Palisade event, Dog Day is gaining rapidly in popularity. For those that can’t get enough of that “wet dog + chlorine” aroma in the car, there will be another Dog Day at the Lincoln Park pool in Grand Junction on Sunday, Sept. 13. Small dogs will have a private party from 10 – 11:30 a.m., then all dogs are welcome from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Once again benefitting the Roice Hurst Humane Society, the cost is $5 per dog, or up to four dogs per family for $12. It’s a great cause and a great time.


Rudi was interviewed by FIDO-TV, encouraging everyone to come to Dog Day in Grand Junction this Sunday and support the non-profit Roice-Hurst Humane Society.