Splash Bash a hit for local pooches

One of Jane Bernard’s pooches, Scout, shows the other canines how it’s done.

Photos by Jane Bernard and Beth Boardman

More than a dozen dogs frolicked in the sprinklers, or had fun watching, during Thursday’s Splash Bash fundraiser for the La Porte County Small Animal Shelter. Bethany Lutheran Church sponsored the fun at the splash pad just across the street from the church.

Goldens ruled, but also among the four-footed enthusiasts were a couple of black Labs, a collie, a pug, a boxer, a Yorkie, and a few Heinz 57s. Human attendees had fun watching the pooches, who got to greet one another and splash around without wearing masks.

Shelter Director Jane Bernard was happy with the turnout and hopes to repeat the event next year. “The dogs are having a blast; that’s all that matters,” she said.

Here are more photos of the fun:


Spectating was also a big hit.


It’s spa day for Jane’s Scout.


A beautiful black Lab basks in the shower.


Shelter worker Pat Grieger and his Golden, Vinny, greet a guest and her beautiful collie.


“Are they crazy or what?” the collie (who preferred the dry sidelines) seems to say.

2 Responses to “Splash Bash a hit for local pooches”

  1. Melissa

    Sep 11. 2020

    My Junior would have loved this…such a cute, fun time for the doggies!!

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  2. Lynn Lisarelli

    Sep 11. 2020

    What a nice thing to do!! Do it again!!

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