Dogs invited to swim at Edmonds’ Yost Pool Sept. 21

Edmonds is going to the dogs. The City of Edmonds Parks & Recreation and Off-Leash Area Edmonds (O.L.A.E) will be hosting the first ever Paws in the Pool event, Saturday Sept. 21 at Yost Pool, 9535 Bowdoin Way.

Proof of current rabies vaccination will be required prior to entry. Swim sessions will be separated by dog’s weight and all dogs must be spayed or neutered.

Dogs 50 lbs. and under – 10 a.m. – noon

Dogs 51 lbs. and over – 1 – 3 p.m.

Fee is $5 per dog with proceeds supporting ongoing maintenance at Yost Pool. Registration is encouraged. Walk-ups will be accepted as space permits.

The event is sponsored in part by Fifth Avenue Animal Hospital, Bridge Animal Referral Center (BARC), Peaceful Companion, Muttley Square, SplashDog, Muddy Pawz Dog Spa, Blue Collar Doghouse, Pawz 4 Pawz, Compassion 4 Paws, and Urban Wild Animal Training.

For regulations and to register, go to and search “paws.”


0 Replies to “Dogs invited to swim at Edmonds’ Yost Pool Sept. 21”

  1. Ok.. I love dogs but r people going crazy? Dogs in the Yost Pool? ICK! Will have that emblazoned in my mind next summer. And no I don’t like dogs in grocery stores or restaurants. Service dogs excepted but we all know how people are exploiting that. Just my opinion. No need to attack!


    1. I agree: what is up with this? Who thought this was a good idea? Will the pool be drained and cleaned and re-filled with clean-for-humans water? If not, remind me to never use Yost pool again (believe me, I won’t). What’s next: dogs getting table service at Edmonds restaurants? Dogs are fine – I like well-mannered/well-behaved dogs quite a bit – but do they belong in a public pool that likely won’t be drained and cleaned prior to subsequent human use, aka a public sanitation issue? Give me a break.


        1. Ok, thanks – let’s hope so. If that’s true (and we don’t know for sure that it is), I haven’t been able to find any information on that despite looking for it online for a good while so far this morning. And if that’s true, it would’ve been a good idea to publicize that this is the day before the pool is closed and cleaned: its a public pool, so inform the public… what a concept!


  2. Kind of a waste of tax payers money. Do pun intended. I hope you have every owner sign a waiver of any liability, even though the city could still be sued if something goes wrong. I love dogs, but this is a little much. There will a lot of peeing going on. A major cleaning after that. Will the male dogs be able to use the urinal, or is it going to be gender neutral that day?


  3. Wow, this is a great example of how much people like to complain about ANYTHING. It is very common across the country to have these dog swim days at the end of the summer, immediately before the pool is cleaned and shut down for the off-season. Also, per the article, there is a fee involved in order to offset pool maintenance charges so I’m not sure how taxpayer money is involved at all. I don’t even have a dog and I’m still astounded at the absurdity of these complaints.


    1. Say that Amanda! Great example of how people just jump on a bandwagon without educating themselves at all. The information WAS provided (requires you to read it) and it answered all the crazy comments. Not a good look for y’all!

      READ PEOPLE…or, by all means, keep providing evidence of one of the biggest problems in our world today, people talking out their mouth without accurate knowledge of which they complain.

      I hope all the dogs have a great time!!


      1. Ok, Amanda and Mary: where is it *clearly published that the pool will be thoroughly cleaned after the dog swim*? Where?? Please provide a link. I have searched and searched and have read the story in the link MyEdmondsNews provided above and nowhere I’ve found does it say *the pool will be thoroughly cleaned afterward*. Where is that specific information?


        1. Additionally, where does it specifically state the fee for the dogs will be used to offset pool maintenance? Where is the link to that specific information?


  4. Mary, Those are harsh and arguably inaccurate comments about the questions raised – mostly cleanliness of the pool afterwards. The answers were not in the article, but are in an attached link that looks like it’s more about registering.


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