POPSUGAR Pets Summer Do You Trust Pets Near Open Water? by Pets 4/29/09 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Source Read More SummerSwimmingPollWater Summer 10 Next-Level Ceviche Recipes So You Can Have a Cool and Delicious Summer Fourth of July Weekend Movie Guide: What to See and Who to Take To-Dos: Your July Home Checklist 42 Popsicle Recipes to Keep Your Kiddos Cool All Summer Long POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get inspired with our daily newsletter Home Vegetarian Tech Love and Sex Food DIY Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. Monique-Marie427757 5 years To me, my animals are my kids, so if there was open water somewhere, I would be there watching my "kids" like a hawk. Alithyra 6 years I have cats. They freak out when even a little water touches them. My sister's huskies love going swimming in the summer. It's a good way for them to cool off. Aphrosette 6 years my guys love the water so I do, though sometimes I wish they didn't love it so much, like when its yucky out and they go find the river to swim in and then make a mess of my house! sonya-ina 6 years Eegor can swim, so he's fine next to open water :] roxyb 6 years Both of my dogs are terrified of water! Every summer we put both of them in the pool and guide them to swim towards a set of the stairs in case they ever fall in. So for about a month after they hug the wall each time we let them out back and get this haunted look if you speak to them from the pool area :)! Rally-RE 6 years the first thing we did with our pups was to toss them into the pool and teach them where the stairs were. so, in case they fell in while we weren't watching they could find their way out and not drown. Katydid620 6 years No way! I have a dachshund mix who doesn't even pause when running towards the river. She goes right in which was kinda surprising because most dachshunds hate water, it must be the bijon in her... Susanna 6 years I've got a Lab, so he practically lives in the water! bethinabox 6 years My pups LOVE swimming. Nothing makes them happier than hanging out near the river on a warm summer day, someone tossing a tennis ball into the water for them to fetch. :) The older one, Sassy, looks hilarious when she swims because her tail sticks straight up out of the water! :P SarahPW 6 years my big shepherd mix is terrified of the water- so he stays far away from my parents' pool and the river. what a big baby!