Yes. Splishing and splashing with your dog is encouraged!
Technically rabies is the only vaccination required by the state of Texas. While additional vaccinations are strongly encouraged for the health and safety of your dog, that is between you and your vet.
We also suggest you have proof of vaccinations (ie, an invoice listing vaccinations along with dates given) in the form of a picture on your mobile phone as paper copies can easily be misplaced or get wet at the waterpark.
** Please have ID tags on your dog(s) should you get separated in the waterpark so that volunteers may easily contact you immediately. We will not have access to microchip software on site.
No. All dogs attending Wags and Waves must be spayed/neutered -- regardless of age. Many vets, shelters, advocates, etc differ on what age spay/neuter may be appropriate, so to avoid confusion and argument we have a straight across the board rule that all dogs must be altered. If your puppy is too young to be fixed right now, we hope to see you next year!
No. All dogs attending Wags and Waves must be spayed/neutered. Wags and Waves is hosted by local animal rescue and advocacy organizations dedicated to the health and safety of pets. In line with our collective missions to reduce animal overpopulation and decrease the number of homeless animals, we feel strongly about the necessity of spaying and neutering.
Yes. Coolers are allowed and there is no charge for bringing them into the park. Hawaiian Waters prohibits catered meals, pizza or other food delivery, restaurant or fast food, and homemade large dinners. No alcohol, glass, and/or knives are allowed. Coolers are subject to search.
Yes. Every human over the age of 2 years old will need to purchase a ticket for entry to Wags and Waves. Price is the same regardless of time of entry to the park.
No, the small dog area and the cabanas in this area are encompassed by fencing. Large dogs will not be allowed inside this fenced area.
As a guide, small dogs are considered under 30-ish pounds (think beagle size and smaller), and are allowed at the discretion of Wags and Waves volunteers. Size can be subjective, so energy level and style of play may also be considered. If you are unsure if your dog meets the requirements, please ask us at firstname.lastname@example.org
No. Wags and Waves is a special event benefiting local animal rescue/advocacy organizations held after HF is closed to the public for the season.
Wags and Waves is rain or shine. In the event of severe weather and/or circumstances beyond our control such as lightning, flash flood, limited visibility, or other safety concerns, we may be forced to cancel Wags and Waves. If this occurs, the event will not be rescheduled. Your admission purchase is considered a donation and your ticket will serve as receipt for tax purposes.
There is only one Wags and Waves (and it is a registered trademark)! Wags and Waves is a collaboration of local animal rescue/advocacy groups and is held once a year (usually early September) at Hawaiian Waters in Garland. There may be other dog swim days but they are not affiliated with Wags and Waves and we do not have information regarding them.
Yes! You are more than welcome to donate using the ‘purchase tickets’ link on the website (wagsandwaves.org) or email us at email@example.com
You can bring up to 2 dogs per adult/ticket.