Please note that only dogs are permitted in the Pools, humans must stay on the decking or the floors around the pools pursuant to laws, health codes, and insurance regulations. Additionally, all dogs must be controlled by their owners at all times. Obedience trained dogs do the best in our pools. If you cannot control your dog in the designated pool area, you will be required to leave for the safety of all.
We are best described as a pool rental facility. Owners are completely responsible for their dogs and the associated swim session. Staff assisted swims are only available with the Assisted Trainer or Introduction to Water Sessions and their associated costs.
If you are seeking any aspect of a Water Rehab or Therapy Program, please contact the Amherst Animal Hospital, www.managingpetpain.com.
About Our Pools
We offer three (3) different above ground swimming pools, each a heated pool suited for the particular taste of the discriminating canine. There are also life vests for all canine sizes available free to use for dogs less sure of themselves in the pool or for beginner swimmers.
When signing up for a swim session, please make sure to note which pool below fits the needs and activity requirements of your pampered pooch. Additionally, please be advised there is Zero Tolerance for any owner pushing or throwing their dog into any pool.
The pool area is a wet area, the dogs shake and will often get their owners wet. Please wear waterproof shoes and appropriate pants, shorts, or t-shirts.
Jumpin’ for Joy Pool – This is our biggest pool at 17 ft wide by 41.5 ft long and 4 ft deep. This pool is perfect for experienced swimmers, distance swimmers, and dogs interested in trying dock jumping with decking to allow a bit of a run-up to make their Jump, Swim, Splash! This pool is equipped with a Ramp for entry/exit. This pool should only be used by dogs comfortable with swimming in pools. Temperature is set around 68 degrees.
Lap of Luxury Pool – This pool is 9 ft wide by 33 ft long and 4 ft deep. This pool is ideal for non-jumping dogs, beginning swimmers, dogs with physical limitations, or senior dogs . This pool is equipped with a ramp entry/exit. Please Note there is NO JUMPING allowed in this pool. It cannot be used for any jumping as the ceiling overhead is low and the width of the pool is not great enough to accommodate free falling dogs.
Baskin’ in the Sun SMALL Pet Whirlpool – Ideal for small dogs or for puppies just learning to become comfortable with the concept of water fun. This 8 ft round pool is 3 feet deep and offers several jets for movement conditioning. A life vest is required for all dogs settling in for this spa experience. This pool is piped into the Lap pool and therefore has the same temperature.