MSDA Summer Pool Party 2021

Saturday, July 24 2021
(Rain date 7/25)
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
8809 Slate Quarry Rd
Dickerson, MD 20842
Hosted by Alex and Steve Roth

This event is for MSDA club members, their families, and their guests. Dogs, too, of course! We’re aiming to make this an entirely Covid-Free Zone, so the party this year is limited to those who are fully vaccinated for SARS-CoV-2.

Planning to attend? RSVP using this form so we know how many to expect.

    Total number of people attending:

    Check out the photos from last year’s party.

    MSDA will provide grilled hamburger & chicken and cold non-alcoholic drinks. Attendees should bring a side dish or dessert to share for lunch. Other than bringing food to share, there is no fee for attending.

    For field-trained dogs, or those who might be interested, there also will be opportunities for informal field training on the property. For all dogs, it’s just a great place to run around, sniff, play and swim.

    In late July, it can be be Hot! For cooling off, we’ll have the pool, of course, but also plenty of shade, extra cooling tubs for the dogs, plus hoses and misters.

    The pool will be open all day. Dogs are allowed in the pool, subject to careful adult (human) supervision. Bring your floating dog toys and bumpers! To prevent damage to the pool’s edge, dogs should only exit the pool using the stairs at the shallow end.

    The Roth’s property is fenced but is not totally escape-proof and the gates must be opened when cars enter or exit, so please make sure you keep an eye on your dogs at all times and bring a leash to use as necessary.

    Whether on-lead or off, in or out of the pool, owners are reminded that they ultimately are responsible for their own dog’s behavior.

    The house will not be open to guests this year, but there will be a port-o-potty at the top of the driveway.

    Directions: From I-270, take exit 22 onto Rt 109 South toward Poolesville.  After about ¼ mile, branch right onto Slate Quarry Road.  It’s about 1 ½ miles to #8809 on the left. Slate Quarry Rd is paved, but it’s also narrow with curves and no center line. Stay to the right and drive slowly.

    It hardly ever rains on MSDA’s Summer Pool Party, but just in case, we’ve set Sunday 7/25 as a rain date this summer. If you’ve RSVPed, we’ll let you know by e-mail or phone if the party must be delayed.

    Not an MSDA member? Learn more about us, how to join the club, and sign up for our e-mail list. If you’ve attended one of our recent events, you’re probably eligible, and it’s not too late to join in time for Summer Pool Party!