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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’

  • flexibility
  • muscle tone
  • coordination
  • speed
  • 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 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.

And, there’s more.

 Canine Aquatic Massage is the perfect non-weight bearing experience for dogs with

  • arthritis
  • spinal compression
  • shoulder
  • hip
  • hock
  • 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 importantresearch. There are few resources available for veterinary rehabilitation specialists on the dramatic effects of canine swim and aquatic canine massage. By documenting observations, we will create new guidelines and protocols for canine water therapy.
  • This is where you 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.

Request.

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 crowdfunding request is $10,000. This will just cover the costs for the pool, heater, and pumps.

Join us.

Choose from 6 participation levels that are primarily pre-purchases for dog swim, massage, and workshops. https://petmassage.com/help-us-finance-the-new-petmassage-canine-swim-and-canine-aquatic-massage-heated-indoor-pool/

The last 2 categories include PetMassage workshops which have been significantly discounted just for this project!

  • $50 With this donation you get a Social media Shout-out, and an invitation for you and a guest to the grand opening party (TBA)
  • $100 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 (value $35).
  • $500 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) (Value $340).
  • $1000 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 (Value $680).
  • $1500 This level offers highly discounted Foundation or Advanced Level Programs!  You’re entitled to a Social media Shout-out, an invitation for you and guests  to the grand opening party (TBA), one admission to the (dry) PetMassage Foundation Level Program(Value $2000) – or the PetMassage Advanced Level Program (Value $2200) and a one year membership in the IAAMB/ACWT(Value $100)
  • $2000 This level offers a highly discounted Canine Aquatic Massage Program! You’re entitled to a Social media Shout-out, an invitation for you and your guests to the grand opening party (TBA) plus one admission to the PetMassage Canine Aquatic Massage Program(value $2500)- and a one year membership in the IAAMB/ACWT (value $100).

Donations.

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.

Wish list for additional items we will need:

  • noodles
  • boogie boards
  • digital dog scale
  • towels
  • pneumatic grooming table
  • Air Force hair dryer
  • Home Pet Spa dog bathing system

To gift any of these, please contact Beth at info@petmassage.com. 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.

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