Phone: 03 349 0424

Frequently Asked Questions About Swimming Your Dog

How long is a session and how much does it cost?Swimming helps reduce impact on older dogs joints

A session is 30 minutes. The first swim is only $30.00 for one dog, so that you can see how much your dog enjoys it.
Regular swims are $35.00 per swimming session.
Two dogs (at same time) $50.00 per swimming session.

How does my dog get into the pool?

There are large, gentle sloping ramps or we can lift your dog straight into the pool, depending on your individual canine's needs.

Do I need a vet's recommendation?

If your dog has undergone surgery, is recovering from an injury or has a known complaint you should check with your vet if it is okay for them to swim.

Does my dog need to be vaccinated?Swimming helps reduce impact on older dogs joints

We do ask that dogs are vaccinated for the health and safety of all our users.

What if my dog doesn't like it?

We offer the first session for only $30.00 so that you can be sure swimming suits your dog. We find most dogs enjoy it and can't wait to get in.

Do I need to bring a towel?

We supply towels for your dog's session.

Can I bring my two dogs - they do everything together?

You're welcome to bring your two dogs who are used to playing & exercising together.

Are you open on a Sunday?

We're sorry but we're not open on Sundays.

Other Useful Canine Related Links

Do you know of anyone who does canine therapeutic massage and healthy doggie treats?

Yes, try Kathleen at

And just to show you what a good dog massage looks like

See pikkies of Zara having a bit of tlc in our photo gallery. Zara having a massage..

Some health hints

Did you know, that some dogs pancreas donít function properly, and they can lose weight rapidly while still eating normally. We have found out this first hand, and it is called Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI). We had never heard of this before but it is fairly common. We have found this website to be very helpful. Check them

Heartwarming stories about dogs in the Christchurch earthquakes

A recommended read and funds going to a good cause. (The author's dog George, enjoys a swim here)

A change of direction in Christchurch

Dr Jane Newman is now working to help abandoned cats in the red zone. Please check out her website to see if there's anything you can do to help

Swimming is great exercise for dogsMy dog was facing an expensive operation but after several months swimming we found this may be no longer necessary.Dog Swim Spa, Christchurch

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Dog Swim Spa
Waterholes Road
Phone: 03 349 0424
Mobile: June 021 250 1012
Mobile: Chris 021 183 1424

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