PHOTOS: Hundreds of dogs and owners enjoy Portishead lido swim

PUBLISHED: 16:02 09 October 2019 | UPDATED: 16:02 09 October 2019

Portishead Open-Air Pool hosted its second dog day. Picture: Portishead Open-Air Pool

Portishead Open-Air Pool hosted its second dog day. Picture: Portishead Open-Air Pool

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Hundreds of dogs enjoyed a paddle with their owners at Portishead Open Air Pool.

Portishead Open-Air Pool hosted its second dog day. Picture: Portishead Open-Air PoolPortishead Open-Air Pool hosted its second dog day. Picture: Portishead Open-Air Pool

The lido hosted a dog swim on September 29, with 240 pooches enjoying a paddle despite the inclement weather.

Canines of all shapes and sizes took to the water as animal lovers enjoyed bonding with their pets in a 'fantastic atmosphere'.

The event returned for its second year after the inaugural iteration proved a huge success, and the lido's bosses have agreed to make the dog swim an annual fixture in its calendar.

Spokesman Barbara Thatcher said "In spite of the weather we had a full house and it was a fantastic atmosphere with a lot of very excited dogs and equally excited owners enjoying the rare treat of a swim together in safe and warm conditions."

Portishead Open-Air Pool hosted its second dog day. Picture: Portishead Open-Air PoolPortishead Open-Air Pool hosted its second dog day. Picture: Portishead Open-Air Pool

Owners also had the chance to get their pets checked by a team of vets.

Portishead Open-Air Pool hosted its second dog day. Picture: Portishead Open-Air PoolPortishead Open-Air Pool hosted its second dog day. Picture: Portishead Open-Air Pool

Portishead Open-Air Pool hosted its second dog day. Picture: Portishead Open-Air PoolPortishead Open-Air Pool hosted its second dog day. Picture: Portishead Open-Air Pool

Portishead Open-Air Pool hosted its second dog day. Picture: Portishead Open-Air PoolPortishead Open-Air Pool hosted its second dog day. Picture: Portishead Open-Air Pool

Portishead Open-Air Pool hosted its second dog day. Picture: Portishead Open-Air PoolPortishead Open-Air Pool hosted its second dog day. Picture: Portishead Open-Air Pool

Portishead Open-Air Pool hosted its second dog day. Picture: Portishead Open-Air PoolPortishead Open-Air Pool hosted its second dog day. Picture: Portishead Open-Air Pool

Portishead Open-Air Pool hosted its second dog day. Picture: Portishead Open-Air PoolPortishead Open-Air Pool hosted its second dog day. Picture: Portishead Open-Air Pool

Portishead Open-Air Pool hosted its second dog day. Picture: Portishead Open-Air PoolPortishead Open-Air Pool hosted its second dog day. Picture: Portishead Open-Air Pool

Portishead Open-Air Pool hosted its second dog day. Picture: Portishead Open-Air PoolPortishead Open-Air Pool hosted its second dog day. Picture: Portishead Open-Air Pool


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