The pooch, aged four-and-a-half, loves splashing around in water and Stephen, who works as a resource manager, was happy to join her. Stephen said: ‘Ibby loves the water.
‘If we go to a beach, it is hard to get her out of there.
‘But I was shocked to see that she enjoys surfing as well.
‘There were a lot of floats there and she enjoyed being on them.
‘It’s was such a great day and the water was warm too which was a bonus.‘Everyone had a good time, I even heard some people came from as far as Ireland to be part of it.’
Organiser Natalie Skee brought her own dog, Esmerlda, a pug-beagle cross, for a swim.Natalie, a team leader for Inverclyde Leisure, said: ‘We knew that there are pools down south that do this, so we decided to look into it and gave it a go.
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‘I have two dogs and I brought one of them to the event.‘I brought my puggle called Esmeralda. She’s a crossbreed of a Pug and Beagle.
‘She’s two-years-old and she loved it.
There were three sessions with 20 dogs at each session but tickets sold out quickly.Natalie added: ‘I would like to think this is something we will do annually.
‘I think it’s a great idea and there is a big demand for it.’
Let’s take a look at the rest of the doggos enjoying their swim:
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