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PHOTO GALLERY: Fun at Pooch Plunge

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 | 9:54 p.m. CDT; updated 11:18 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Luke, left, and Hunter, right, Rottinghaus try to get Josey, a border collie into the water during Pooch Plunge at the Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center on Tuesday. Many dogs resisted entering the water.

The Pooch Plunge took place at the Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center on Tuesday, marking the end of the swimming season at the pool.

Travis Nerling carries Minos, a maltese, as he leaves the Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center on Tuesday. Minos participated in the Pooch Plunge, an annual event for dogs to explore the pool before it closes.
Justin Smith, a lifeguard at the Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center, watches over the pool and the dogs during the annual Pooch Plunge. The swim marks the end of the season at the pool.
Maggie, a mixed shepherd, jumps off a diving board at the Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center on Tuesday. Dogs could use any part of the pool including the diving boards and kiddie pool.
Bill Clark tries to get Maggie, a shepherd mix, off the diving board at the Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center during Pooch Plunge. Clark teased Maggie many times with the ball before she finally jumped in.
Jason Zeiler throws Kyra, a lab shepherd mix, a tennis ball to chase into the water at the Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center on Tuesday. Many owners brought toys to throw into the water, while others just let their dogs interact with others.
Kyra, a lab shepherd mix, struggles to get out of the pool and find her owner, Georgia Burkes-Zeiler, at the Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center on Tuesday during Pooch Plunge. Kyra was one of many dogs that came out for the annual event.

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