Saturday is for the Dogs in Loudoun

This weekend was a great weekend to be dog lover—or a dog—in Loudoun County.

On Saturday, at Ida Lee Park in Leesburg, the A.V. Symington Aquatic Center was hosting its 11th annual dog swim, the last outdoor pool day of the year before the pool is closed for winter. The Lovettsville Community Center was doing the same thing. Canines crowded into both for a dog-only day in the pool.

Meanwhile, Creek’s Edge Winery near Lovettsville was hosting the Appalachian Air Canines 2019 Flying Frisbee Fest, which spectacular, acrobatic shows from the doggie athletes there.

The animal-friendly weekend continued Sunday with the Loudoun Pet Expo at Franklin Park in Purcellville. There, visitors celebrated all things pet-related with vendors, another dog swim, music, food, demoes, and pets up for adoption.

Pets are always up for adoption from Loudoun County Animal Services at loudoun.gov/animals.

Dogs have their own day in the pool at the 11th annual dog swim at Ida Lee Park in Leesburg Saturday, Sept. 7. [Renss Greene/Loudoun Now]
Dogs have their own day in the pool at the 11th annual dog swim at Ida Lee Park in Leesburg Saturday, Sept. 7. [Renss Greene/Loudoun Now]
Dogs have their own day in the pool at the 11th annual dog swim at Ida Lee Park in Leesburg Saturday, Sept. 7. [Renss Greene/Loudoun Now]
Dogs have their own day in the pool at the 11th annual dog swim at Ida Lee Park in Leesburg Saturday, Sept. 7. [Renss Greene/Loudoun Now]
Blue, coached by Simon Trevathan, snags a flying disc at the Appalachian Air Canines 2019 Flying Frisbee Fest Saturday, Sept. 7 at Creek’s Edge Winery. [Renss Greene/Loudoun Now]
Simon Trevathan and Joe, a Border Collie, show their stuff at the Appalachian Air Canines 2019 Flying Frisbee Fest Saturday, Sept. 7 at Creek’s Edge Winery. [Renss Greene/Loudoun Now]
Dogs have their own day in the pool at the 11th annual dog swim at Ida Lee Park in Leesburg Saturday, Sept. 7. [Renss Greene/Loudoun Now]

rgreene@loudounnow.com

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