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Bella Mae, a 2.5-year-old German Shepherd mix, returns from a peer over the edge of the diving board during the Pooch Plunge at Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center in Columbia, MO on Tuesday evening, September 6th.  Owner Rachel Richardson, left, thought Bella might jump but in the end the canine seemed to enjoy running around the pool a bit more.
Bella Mae, a 2.5-year-old German Shepherd mix, returns from a peer over the edge of the diving board during the Pooch Plunge at Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center in Columbia, MO on Tuesday evening, September 6th. Owner Rachel Richardson, left, thought Bella might jump but in the end the canine seemed to enjoy running around the pool a bit more.
Jack Attack, a 4-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, glides down a kiddie slide during the Pooch Plunge at Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center in Columbia, MO on Tuesday evening, September 6th.  Owner Will Bullard, age 9, had to help Jack down the slide the first few times, but by the end of the evening Jack was a pro.
Jack Attack, a 4-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, glides down a kiddie slide during the Pooch Plunge at Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center in Columbia, MO on Tuesday evening, September 6th. Owner Will Bullard, age 9, had to help Jack down the slide the first few times, but by the end of the evening Jack was a pro.
Captain, an 8-month-old Coon Hound mix, retrieves his UFO frisbee during the Pooch Plunge at Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center in Columbia, MO on Tuesday evening, September 6th.
Captain, an 8-month-old Coon Hound mix, retrieves his UFO frisbee during the Pooch Plunge at Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center in Columbia, MO on Tuesday evening, September 6th.
This year was the fourth annual Pooch Plunge hosted by the Columbia Parks and Recreation at the Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center on Tuesday, September 6th.  Labor Day marked the close of the pool season so the following day dogs got a day at the pool, and according the Parks and Rec. Information Officer Tammy Miller more than 60 dogs and their owners registered for the swim.
This year was the fourth annual Pooch Plunge hosted by the Columbia Parks and Recreation at the Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center on Tuesday, September 6th. Labor Day marked the close of the pool season so the following day dogs got a day at the pool, and according the Parks and Rec. Information Officer Tammy Miller more than 60 dogs and their owners registered for the swim.
MoJo and her owner, Cinda Eichler play fetch with a tennis ball in the wading pool during the Pooch Plunge at Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center in Columbia, MO on Tuesday evening, September 6th. MoJo was a year old Great Dane mix and although she was one of the largest dogs at the pool, Eichler said the canine was still growing.
MoJo and her owner, Cinda Eichler play fetch with a tennis ball in the wading pool during the Pooch Plunge at Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center in Columbia, MO on Tuesday evening, September 6th. MoJo was a year old Great Dane mix and although she was one of the largest dogs at the pool, Eichler said the canine was still growing.
Tucker, a 1-year-old Black Lab, shakes dry after retrieving a squeaky-toy during the Pooch Plunge at Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center in Columbia on Tuesday evening, September 6th. Owners Rachel, left, and Jason Meystedt, right, shielded themselves form the spray and it was clear Tucker enjoyed the evening at the pool.
Tucker, a 1-year-old Black Lab, shakes dry after retrieving a squeaky-toy during the Pooch Plunge at Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center in Columbia on Tuesday evening, September 6th. Owners Rachel, left, and Jason Meystedt, right, shielded themselves form the spray and it was clear Tucker enjoyed the evening at the pool.
An injured leg did not keep Aussie, an Australian Terrier, and his owner from enjoying the Pooch Plunge at Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center in Columbia, MO on Tuesday evening, September 6th.
An injured leg did not keep Aussie, an Australian Terrier, and his owner from enjoying the Pooch Plunge at Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center in Columbia, MO on Tuesday evening, September 6th.