Help us Raise Funds to Finance the Construction of the New PetMassage Indoor Pool for Dog Swim, Canine Aquatic Massage, Research and Training.
Amount raised Goal
$5890 of $40,000
Help us gather funds to finance the only indoor, heated pool dedicated to Dog Swim and Canine Aquatic Massage in the Toledo, Northwest Ohio-Southeast Michigan region.
The 9' x 17' x 4' heated indoor pool will be installed in the PetMassage School and used for dogs to swim in, exercise in, and experience massage.
All dogs -- even those who are not natural swimmers -- benefit with exercising in therapeutic warm water.
Aquatic exercise increases dogs':
- muscle tone
- and strength.
Canine athletes need body toning and wellness maintenance.
Older and hospice dogs enjoy warm water massage.
Partially paralyzed dogs receive non-weight bearing activities to restore strength and confidence.
Injured dogs receive sessions by referral of dogs’ veterinarians.
Obese dogs swim to lose weight.
High energy dogs. What do you do with your active dogs during our long cold winters? Is their primary exercise going for a car ride? Get them in the pool!
Therapeutic swim exercise is clean, fun and safe. All swim sessions will be private and by reservation. All dogs are closely monitored for fatigue and comfort.
Do you remember the headlines about the city public pools on the last day of every summer? The dogs love it. Their families love it. It’s a big fun party! It’s great exercise. There is a lot more going on than dogs getting wet. They are using their bodies – their muscles -- in ways that are very different from their everyday activities. That’s the only day dogs are allowed in public pools.
The PetMassage indoor heated therapy pool will serve the exercise and rehab needs of dogs in the Toledo, Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan region throughout the year.
And, there’s more.
Canine Aquatic Massage is the perfect non-weight bearing experience for dogs with:
- spinal compression
- and paw issues.
During aquatic massage, dogs experience gentle flexion and extension when their body is moved through the warm water. Muscles literally float away from bones.
Can you see how your dogs will benefit with swim exercise and canine aquatic massage?
Research and Training.
This pool will give us the means to conduct important research. There are few resources available for veterinary rehabilitation specialists on the dramatic effects of canine swim and canine aquatic massage. By documenting observations, we will create new guidelines and protocols for canine water therapy.
This is where students will attend the PetMassage Canine Aquatic Massage Workshop for vocational training. When workshop graduates design and build their pools, this will be the model for them.
This is an expensive project. The pool we are installing is the same quality as those used at major zoos and Sea World.
The goal for this crowd-funding project is $10,000. This will just cover the costs for the pool, heater, and pumps.
For people in the Toledo area who are solely interested in services for your dogs, please pre-purchase discounted packages. Here are the projected fees. Pricing: PetMassage Dog Swim & Canine Aquatic Massage
Choose from 6 participation levels that are primarily pre-purchases for dog swim, massage, and workshops. The last 2 categories include PetMassage workshops which have been significantly discounted just for this project!
Thank you for your support. With this donation you get a Social media Shout-out, and an invitation for you and a guest to the grand opening party (TBA).
Thank you for your support. Your rewards are a Social media Shout-out, an invitation for you and a guest to the grand opening party (TBA), your name on the wall, and 1 swim session.
Thank you for your support. You've earned a Social media Shout-out, an invitation for you and a guest to the grand opening party (TBA), your name on the wall, and 8 sessions (4 dog swim sessions and 4 canine aquatic massage).
Thank you for your support. At this level you've earned a Social media Shout-out, an invitation for you and your guests to the grand opening party (TBA), your name on the wall and 16 sessions (8 dog swim and 8 canine aquatic massage.
If you live far away and cannot attend the party or bring your dogs to the pool, you can help with a check or credit card monetary gift.
Our wish list of additional items we will need includes:
- boogie boards
- digital dog scale
- pneumatic grooming table
- Air Force hair dryer
- Home Pet Spa dog bathing system
Rubber Flooring(Thank you - Kim Holmes, ADAI)
To gift any of these, please contact Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call or text: 419-475-3539
Thank you. Anastasia and Jonathan appreciate any help you can give.
Our goal is to install the pool in early 2020.
Please contribute whatever your heart tells you to.