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Local pooches hit the pool for a "Doggie Paddle"

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Some local pooches made a big splash during the President's Day holiday Monday.

They took part in a "Doggie Paddle" at the Aloha Swim Center.

More than 80 dogs were signed up to participate.

Police dogs from the Beaverton Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff's Office were the first to test the water.

Some of them were a little timid, but eventually got in.

The event later opened up for dogs of all sizes to take part.

Dogs were required to be licensed and vaccinated in order to participate.

The Tualitin Hills Park & Recreation District said they organized the event because it would be fun for dogs and people, and that pool needed cleaning anyway.

The "Doggie Paddle" was the last event at the swim center for a while.

A three-month closure started Tuesday for seismic upgrades.

That project is funded by the recreation district's 2008 voter-approved bond measure.

The pool is scheduled to reopen May 20.

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