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Wednesday and Thursday
August 10 and 11
5 - 8 p.m.
Mills Pool
$5/dog; maximum 1 dog per person!

Move more quickly through the admission line when you download and fill out the dog registration form and bring it with you to the event. (PDF 160.97 KB)

Drool in the Pool logo Volunteer logo Millls Pool is closed for humans, but is open for two more days of swimming for your canine friends. The first evening features dog paddling fun and a jumping contest. The second evening is filled with a variety of entertaining contests, giveaways and more swimming. Various pet-related businesses and organizations will be on hand during the second night only. Volunteers are needed for Drool in the Pool. For more information about volunteering, click here.

Dog guards are on duty to supervise any dogs gone wild. Both the shallow play area and the main pool are open for all dogs to enjoy; the deep end is closed.

All leashed, well-behaved dogs that are spayed or neutered are welcome. Humans will not be allowed to swim during Drool in the Pool.

Help us keep the water clean. Prior to the event engage your dog in a high-energy activity to avoid feces in the water.

Dogs are required to be at least six months of age.

Dogs must be spayed or neutered. No retractable leads please. We reserve the right to dismiss or refuse admission to any dog for unruly or aggressive behavior.

OWNERS MUST PROVIDE WRITTEN PROOF FROM A VETERINARIAN SHOWING THEIR DOG'S CURRENT RABIES VACCINATION TO ATTEND. Indiana law requires that the rabies vaccination tag be worn at all times. All dogs will be checked on site by City of Bloomington Animal Control. Dogs wihout written current proof of rabies vaccination will not be allowed in the event. Just a tag is not sufficient!

Schedule of Events - Wednesday, Aug. 10

Schedule of Events - Thursday, Aug. 11

  • 5 p.m. Drool in the Pool begins!
  • 5:30 p.m. Long Jump Contest (prizes courtesy of Natural Pet Foods) (Prizes awarded for first, second, and third places)
  • 6-6:10 p.m. Safety break - all dogs out of pool and leashed
  • 6 p.m. Most Photogenic Contest (Prizes awarded for first, second, and third places)
  • 6:30 p.m. Best Pet Trick Contest (limit one trick per dog) (Prizes awarded for first, second, and third places)
  • 7-7:10 p.m. Safety break - all dogs out of pool and leashed
  • 7 p.m. Grand Prize Winner selection
  • Drool in the Pool ends. See you next year!
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Top Dog Sponsors

Big Dog Sponsor
Hot Dog Sponsors

Become an event sponsor or participating vendor:
Choose between three levels of sponsorship, exposing your products and services to Bloomington dog owners or choose to be a vendor and interact with event participants during Thursday's portion of programming. We anticipate 250 dogs and 400 pet owners attending this year's Drool in the Pool, plenty of opportunities for you to interact with potential customers.

Top Dog sponsor/$500
Big Dog sponsor/$250
Hot Dog Sponsor/$100
Canine Vendor/$25

Sponsorship and involvement in Drool in the Pool gives your business the opportunity to showcase your products and services to the dog lovers in and around the Bloomington community. Besides allowing us to offer quality events to the community, sponsorship and interaction with participants benefits your business through direct name exposure to potential customers - customers who also appreciate your involvement in their community!

Sponsorship questions can be directed to Nikki Wooten at 812-349-3739 or and vendor and event-specific questions to Bill Ream
349-3748 or