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Paws for a cause: Barks & Rec 2017

Photos by Tosha Baker

Several dogs got to cool off in the Jessamine County Aquatic Center at Riney B. Park after a long day of playing and running.

Ean, Gabby and Ariana Lowell with the overall third place winner of the Dachshund Derby, Charley.

Jake Wilson plays a game of pool fetch during the Pooch Plunge.

Owners Mark and Pam Wilson with the first place winning dachshund, Abby, who also took the first place prize in last year’s derby.

Owner Debbie Eiden with second place winner, Terra.

Teegan Canter bounces happily in the water during the Pooch Plunge at Barks & Rec.

Abby the weiner dog takes the lead in the Dachshund Derby during Barks & Rec at Riney B. Park in Nicholasville on Saturday.