Chancey Bush
Sam Noon, 14, plays with Syd the golden retriever during the annual end-of-summer Doggy Dip at Deer Creek Pool on Sunday.

Even man’s best friend deserves a refreshing dip in the pool during the dog days of summer.

Foothills Park and Recreation’s Deer Creek Pool near South Garrison Street and West Chatfield Avenue closed its season Sunday by letting the canines take over for the last two hours of the day. Dozens of dogs and their human companions took to the water for some fetching fun.