Pooch Plunge

Thanks to the 51 pooches (and their owners) for participating in the inaugural Pooch Plunge!

The Pooch Plunge, sponsored by M&T Bank, is the newest event held during the Lewes Polar Bear Plunge Weekend Festival.

The Pooch Plunge was created to allow Pooches the opportunity to support the same great cause many of their owners do during Sunday's Plunge. It's also an opportunity for people who don't want to plunge, but think their dogs will enjoy it, to support Special Olympics Delaware.

Unlike the Sunday Bears, who traipse into the roaring waves of the Atlantic Ocean, the Pooches will splash through wading pools on the beach. They'll still experience the chilling thrill of a Plunge without the stress that would occur if hundreds of dogs pranced into the ocean at once.

Date, time and location

2014 Date and Time TBA

Note: Visit plungede.org for more information about the Lewes Polar Bear Plunge and events during the Plunge Weekend Festival.

Information about the event

Registration for each Pooch is $25. Each registered Pooch receives the official Pooch Plunge dog bandanna and portable pooch bowl.

Prizes awarded for "best dressed" pooch.

Just like our Sunday Bears do, Pooches are encouraged to get their friends and their friends' owners to support their valiant plunge by creating a FirstGiving page.

History of the event

In 2013, 51 dogs of all sizes and breeds participated in the inaugural Pooch Plunge.

For more information contact Ann Grunert at agrunert@udel.edu or 302-831-3480.






























































































Lewes Polar Bear Plunge and Run to the Plunge

Visit plungeDE.org for more information on the Lewes Polar Bear Plunge Festival. You can also check it out on Facebook and follow @plungeDE on Twitter.

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619 S. College Ave
Newark, DE 19716
phone 302.831.4653
fax 302.831.3483