Dogs make a splash at annual Valley Stream pool bash


After being diagnosed with bladder cancer earlier this year, Nikki got a chance to have some fun on Sept. 4. The Jack Russell Terrier romped through the splash pool at Arthur J. Hendrickson Park at the Village of Valley Stream’s fourth annual Doggie Pool Party.

“He had the best time,” said Richard Infield, the president of the Friends of Valley Stream Dogs. “We hope he’ll be coming back next year.”

The event is held every year at the end of summer. This year, from 40 to 50 dog owners and their families attended the party, where they all got a chance to socialize and enjoy the water on a hot day, according to Mayor Ed Fare.

“It was just a lot of fun,” Infield added.

Dog Park membership was required to attend. To become a member of the Dog Park, dog owners must bring rabies vaccination certificates and licenses for each dog to the Village Hall, at 123 S. Central Ave. Members receive key fobs giving them access to the park. Annual membership costs $18 per dog for residents of the village, and $55 for other residents of the Central High School District.

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