Pooch Plunge

Note: This event has already passed.

Date: Sep 7 2019, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Connolly Outdoor Pool Complex - 5500 Schulz Circle Fort Belvoir, Virginia 22060 United States Google Map


Have a dog that acts more like a fish? This event is for our four-legged friends but fun for the whole family! Even if your dog does not enjoy swimming, there is room for them to run around the grassy area and pool deck and have a great time socializing.


There are several competitions occurring throughout the day to include:

  • Dog ice cream eating competition
  • Best dog trick
  • Best dog costume.


You'll definitely want to bring your camera along for this event to capture some great moments! Just check out the pictures from the Pooch Plunge Album (Flickr).

BEL_Pooch Plunge Dog Swim.jpg

Eligible patrons include Active Duty (including Guard and Reserve), Retirees, DoD Civilian Employees, eligible contractors, and all dependents. Each eligible ID card holder is permitted to bring one guest.



  • Only dogs are allowed in the pool. Absolutely NO children or adults are allowed in the pool at any time.

  • Dogs showing any signs of aggressive or potentially aggressive behavior or who are seen disturbing other dogs or patrons will be asked to leave.

  • All dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the pool area. Please close all gates behind you.

  • All dogs must have current rabies and all other vaccinations and should be healthy and free of contagious diseases and parasites.

  • Never leave dogs unattended.

  • Dogs must be in view of and within voice control of their owners at all times. Dog owners are responsible for picking up and disposing of all of their dogs waste.

  • Dogs in heat are prohibited.

  • Dogs less than 4 months of age are prohibited.

  • All dogs must be under the control of an adult and there is a maximum limit of 2 dogs per adult in the pool area at any time.

  • The pool area has a maximum capacity of 200 occupants. If the capacity is reached, patrons will be instructed to wait until others have left the area. 


$3 per dog. People are free.