Memorial Pool is going to the dogs... in a good way.

Dogs will be allowed to have the last splash at Memorial Pool before the complex closes its doors for the winter season.

As a special way of marking the end to the summer season, Bay Venues has united with petfood brand Beneful to present the Bark in the Pools event for Tauranga's tail-wagging citizens.

Memorial Aquatics manager Letitia Jackson says the day dedicated to dogs will be held on Sunday with three sessions held over the day.


Small dogs only will have access to the pools from 9.30am until 10.30am. There will be two further sessions that will be open to all dogs with these held from 11am-noon, and from 12.30pm until 1.30pm. A maximum of 200 dogs will be allowed per session.

Tickets to the event will be sold via Eventfinda and will cost $5 per dog. All proceeds will go to Beneful's charity of choice - BARK NZ.

Photographers, activities and doggy goodies will all be part of the fanfare.

While this is a first for Tauranga, Beneful has staged various Bark in the Pool events through-out the country, which have attracted a large number of dogs of all sizes and breeds. Feedback - based on tail wagging - has been great.