PHOTOS: Steamboat’s dogs make a splash at Old Town Hot Springs Poochy Paddle |

PHOTOS: Steamboat’s dogs make a splash at Old Town Hot Springs Poochy Paddle

Beth Lavely tries to coax Felipe into the water at Old Town Hot Springs’ Poochy Paddle Sunday afternoon. Twice a year, the Hot Springs hosts a few hours of doggone fun for dogs and their owners, allowing pups to swim in the pools before they’re drained for cleaning. The pools will be closed for a week, re-opening at 5:30 a.m. May 6.
Eleanor C. Hasenbeck
Sadie, a Brittany Spaniel owned by Tim LeRoy, shakes off after some time in the pool.
Eleanor C. Hasenbeck
Winston jumps off of a diving platform, keeping his eye on the flying disc thrown into the water by Sean Carey.
Eleanor C. Hasenbeck
Kristen Stanford hugs a soaking wet Maverick. The Poochy Paddle was his first time swimming, she said.
Eleanor C. Hasenbeck
A yellow Labrador retriever barks on the wall dividing pools at Old Town Hot Springs bi-annual Poochy Paddle.
Eleanor C. Hasenbeck
Kitty, in the arms of Courtnay Thunstrom, looks on as other dogs splash around. Thunstrom said Kitty isn’t fond of water but likes to dog-watch from the safety of her owner’s arms.
Eleanor C. Hasenbeck

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