Doggie Dips isn’t a party without water and treats

By Mat Cohen

While overlooking companions playing in Bennett Park, dogs enjoyed treats, their own photo booth, a plethora of tennis balls and a warm pool to think about jumping in.

The annual Doggie Dip hosted at One Bennett Park Apartments on Oct. 26 offered much to see and do for dogs and their loved ones.

Out on the fourth floor terrace dogs enjoyed treats, goody bags made by Pawstreet Pets, a photo booth with toys and the main attraction, the pool.

Although the pool didn’t have many takers plunging head first, most of the attention of the four-legged friends was focused squarely on the water.

Owner Michelle Goldberg happily tried to get the pups in for a dip but a paw or two was all that was getting wet. Millie, Goldberg’s 10-month old Portuguese Waterdog, ironically didn’t want to swim.

“We’re having a lot of fun out here trying to get our dog to swim,” she said. “It’s been a really nice event.”

Ann Caron and Carrie McCormick, realtors in Streeterville, helped to put on the event. Pawstreet Pets, a dog walking and pet sitting service in downtown Chicago, also sponsored the event. . They were handing out goody bags featuring doggie towels, snacks that looked like they were for humans and doggie tennis balls.

Costumes were welcome, although only a few dressed up, including a soon-to-be bride.

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