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PHOTOS: Whirlin' Waters park goes to the dogs on last day of season

Whirlin' Waters park goes to the dogs on last day of season (Sam Tyson)

It may just be the best day of the summer for the four-legged tail waggers. For an eighth year, Whirlin' Waters opened its gates -- and its pools -- to the dogs as a way to celebrate the end of the summer season.

This year, Charleston County Parks opened up both Whirlin' Waters in North Charleston and Splash Island in Mount Pleasant for a weekend of dog-centered fun.

Humans could buy tickets to escort their furry friends into the park gates; they ranged from $8 to $15, depending on the park and residency.

There were vendors offering everything from doggie daycare packages to medical help. More than a few dogs ended up with cut paws from running around on the pavement.

But a little injury did nothing to stop the fun, and dogs had a chance to play in the wave pool, the lazy river, and a few other smaller pools around the park from noon to 5 p.m.

There's even a dogs only section in the wave pool for those pups who don't have an issue with not being able to touch the bottom.

The event is hosted by Charleston County Parks, and sponsored by the Charleston Animal Society, Crews Subaru and Coke.

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