How long is a swim session? Do they swim the entire time?
A swim session is around 30 minutes. Your dog will swim most of the time with breaks to rest as needed.
What if my dog is doesn’t like water?
This is a tricky question as many dogs may have different reasons to dislike the water. My answer is, if your dog will benefit from swimming to help relieve pain, improve strength, gain mobility and maybe conquer the fear of water, then they should swim. Not all dogs that come here are thrilled to be swimming, but they do it and their life is better for it outside of the pool. I have had good luck getting dogs comfortable in the pool. Many now love it and swimming has become more of a fun play session.
Do I need a referral from my veterinarian?
If your dog has had a surgery, I will need a referral with instruction from their vet or surgeon. For other reasons I do not require a referral. I do encourage you to ask your veterinarian if swimming is an appropriate exercise for your dog.
Should I bring towels?
You can bring your own for the ride home as your dog will be damp. I provide towels to dry them off after their swim session. We also have a blow dryer for a quick blow dry.
How is the pool water treated? Is it safe?
Our pool water is treated with UV light technology and light chlorine to ensure the pool is clean and safe. It normally gets shocked twice per week and checked daily to maintain healthy water.
Would I be able to swim with my dog?
Unfortunately, no. I am the only one that is in the water with your dog. You are welcome to stand on our deck or poolside to watch your dog swim.
Can I stay to watch their swim session?
Yes! We encourage you to watch and be a part of your dog's swim experience.
How often should my dog swim?
I like to have dogs come twice per week for the first two weeks. Just like humans, they need to get their muscles and cardio vascular systems in shape. After 4-5 sessions within that two week period, we can evaluate the needs of your dog and recommend what is best for them.
Can I just walk in?
I prefer to schedule a private appointment for you to ensure your privacy in the spa.