REC POOL AND FACILITY RULES
If your dog is healthy (no lameness, weakness or other physical issues) he is eligible for unassisted recreational swimming. If your dog has had surgery within the last eight months, has mobility issues or other health issues you will need clearance from your veterinarian prior to swimming at our facility. This is for your dog's safety. Please contact us if you have any questions as to whether your dog is eligible.
All first timers must schedule a swim orientation. Check out 1st Swim for more on this.
1. Vaccinations/Titers: For the safety of all dogs visiting our facility, all dogs must be vaccinated or titered for rabies, distemper, hepatitis, parvo virus, parainfluenza (DA2P or DHPP). We also recommend bordetella (kennel cough) and leptospirosis vaccine, but these are not required. Discuss the risks with your veterinarian.
2 - Appropriate Behavior: You are responsible for your dog and his behavior while in the facility, including your dog's interaction with other dogs. Please pay attention to your dogs at all times, especially in the pool.
3 - On-Leash Facility: We are an on-leash facility, meaning dogs must be leashed at all times outside the gated pool area.
4 - Open Swim Dog Limit: The pool is available on a first-come-first-served basis during open swim times and we will limit the number of dogs in the pool to 4-5, based on size and maturity/behavior.
5 - Children: All children must be accompanied and controlled by an adult at all times. No kids or adults in the pool. Dogs only, please. We have a zero tolerance policy for this one.
6 - Aggression: We reserve the right to remove aggressive dogs and humans from the premises.
7 - Eat Somewhere Else: No food, drinks or treats in the pool area.
8 - Incontinence: Incontinent dogs are not permitted in pool for health reasons.
9 - SLOW DOWN: NO RUNNING BY HUMANS on deck or around pool. Let your dogs do the running.
10 - Feeding: Please feed your dog several hours before swimming or after swimming. All dogs must visit the relief area prior to entering the pool. No exceptions.
11 - Potty Breaks and Floaters: You must take your dog out to the relief area before entering the pool, and every 10 - 15 minutes while swimming. Please let us know if there is an accident in the pool (pee/poop/vomit) so we can address it quickly. Repeated accidents in the pool will result in a pool ban for your dog.
12 - Cranky Pants: If your dog is cranky or has a lot of personality, please ask us for help.
13 - We'll Let You In: Please do not enter the gated pool area without permission.
14 - Sign In: Remember to sign in at the front desk so we know you're here!
15 - Pushing: No throwing dogs in the pool. You will be asked to leave immediately.
16 - Dog Wash: We're not. If your dog is especially dirty, please ask to have him rinsed off or bathe your dog prior to visiting our facility.
17 - Shut the Gates: Please keep the gates in the facility closed. They can only do their job if they're closed and latched. No need to slam, though.
18 - Ruler of the Ramp: Dogs and ALC personnel only on the ramp, please. If you have a dog who thinks he owns the ramp, please throw toys or otherwise engage him so others can enter/exit the pool.
19 - It's Our Pool: If we ask you to do something, please comply. We don't make stuff up for the heck of it. Thanks.
Remember, you are completely responsible for the care, conduct and actions of your dog while they're at the facility. Be a good advocate for them and only put them in situations they can handle.