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Canines mark dog days of summer at Mineral Beach pool

| Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, 11:32 a.m.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
BB, a St. Bernard owned by Joe Rodina of Bethel Park cools off at the second annual Dog Swim on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at Mineral Beach in Finleville.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Max and owner Kelly Clausi of Belle Vernon attended the second annual Dog Swim on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at Mineral Beach in Finleville.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Nancy Martin of Finleyville helps dog Ziggy acclimate to the water during the second annual Dog Swim on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at Mineral Beach in Finleville.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Buster couldn't wait to jump in the pool during the second annual Dog Swim on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at Mineral Beach in Finleville. Buster's owner is Debra Johnson of Finleyville.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Yogi and owner Guido Defelices of Finleyville cooled off during the second annual Dog Swim on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at Mineral Beach in Finleville.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Bruno gets ready to chase a ball during the second annual Dog Swim on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at Mineral Beach in Finleville. Bruno is owned by PJ Semplice of Eighty Four.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Mike Bohonak of South Park and his dog Chance are shown at the second annual Dog Swim on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at Mineral Beach in Finleville.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Eric, Beth and Savara Stinelli of South Park brought their dogs Marley and Asha to the second annual Dog Swim on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at Mineral Beach in Finleville.

It was all about the dogs on Monday at Mineral Beach in Finleyville.

The community swimming pool hosted its second annual Labor Day “Dog Swim” from 5 to 8 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Washington Area Humane Society, no-kill shelter in Eighty Four funded solely by private contributions. The shelter takes in thousands of animals and investigates an average of 1,000 abuse complaints each year.

In addition to getting to cool off, the beloved pets were treated to doggie bags. A best canine bathing suit contest was also part of the fun.

Over 175 dogs had fun in the sun at last year's event and it looks like this year's was just as succesful.

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