Davis Family YMCA Hosts Pooch Pentathlon Sept. 11

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Here’s a chance for man’s best friend to show off in a multi-event: the Davis Family YMCA Annual Pooch Pentathlon.

The Pooch Pentathlon is a dog competition hosted by the YMCA of Youngstown in the outdoor pools at its Davis Family location. With five events to compete in, every canine is sure to find at least one that suits him, says Chris Hughes, senior aquatics director. Awards will be presented to the top dog in each contest for each division. 

This year’s event takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. Small and medium-size dogs will compete first followed by the large dogs.

“The Pooch Pentathlon is a fun way for members and nonmembers alike to enjoy our outdoor pools with their pets,” says Hughes. “The Y puts on events like these for our community.”

The five contests include:

  • Leap dog, where dogs can try to jump the farthest distance in the pool.
  • Fetch, where dog fetch a toy in the shortest amount of time.
  • Doggie paddle
  • Treasure dive
  • Obstacle course, which is the only event that takes place on land.

Registration is required. The cost is $5 per pooch, which includes a special “doggie bag” of goodies for the first 60 dogs registered. The fee will increase to $10 after Sept. 1. Dogs registered by Sept 1 will receive a commemorative certificate.

Dogs without proof of rabies vaccinations will not be permitted on the grounds. Owners must ring proof of vaccinations with them on the day of the event.

For more information or to register a dog, click here.

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