Hundreds of dogs make a splash at annual Diggity Dog Dip

Temperatures may now be a little cool for most of us to go for a swim, but some four-legged friends didn’t seem to mind.

The annual Diggity Dog Dip was held Saturday afternoon at the aquatic center in Onalaska.

The fundraiser for area animal rescues allowed pups of all sizes to dip their paws in the water — and even try out the diving board.

“There’s not many places near La Crosse that offer this kind of thing, so it’s really popular here because people want to get their dogs out and socialize and have a fun time, and it’s something that the whole family can come to as well,” said Emily Kolb of the Diggity Dog Dip.

This was the 11th year of the event. About 500 people and more than 200 dogs came out for a swim this year.