VERMILION, Ohio (WJW) — With only a few summery weekends left to go, friendly dogs and their owners hung out at the beach in Vermilion on Saturday.

Hot Diggity Dog Day returned to Main Street Vermillion where dog families enjoyed pet-related vendors, games for dogs and even a rare opportunity for them to visit a special section of Main Street Beach for a dip in the lake.

Event coordinator Kristine Duke said that most of the activity was set on the portion of Main Street from Huron Street to the beach.

“We know that people are looking for activities that include their pets,” Duke said. “We’re lucky for the opportunity to show off our pet-friendly beach.”

The City of Vermilion worked with Duke and her crew to close off a section of the beach for the day’s event to allow dogs to swim off leash.

“Our beaches always welcome dogs as long as they are on a leash, so we know that the chance to enjoy the water in a different way will be a big attraction for the crowd,” she said.

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