Doggy Swim in Northern Virginia
Riley absolutely LOVES water. Creeks, streams, oceans, lakes, water fountains, puddles, hoses… you name it. The only problem is finding a safe place for her to swim without worrying about hidden hazards like glass and fish hooks or water borne diseases like Giardia. I went to Petsmart and bought a pink plastic doggy pool for her, and she loves it! However, she can pretty much only wade and splash in it so I went on a hunt for a dog swimming pool that wouldn’t break my bank account. Here are some doggy swim facilities that I found in the area:
Olde Towne Pet Resort has a 20-foot long indoor heated lap pool.
They have three locations:
- Sterling, Dulles, and Rockville, Maryland
Appointments are required and are made on the hour or half hour. And proof of Rabies, Bordetella and Distemper vaccinations are required.
30 minute swim sessions are $40 and 60 minute swim sessions are $80.
Seneca Hill has a 30-foot long indoor heated pool with a gently sloping ramp and easy-grip stairs. The pool is kept at 80 degrees and does not contain chlorine, they use bromine instead. Resistance jets are available in the pool for more experienced swimmers.
11415 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls, VA 22066
Proof of Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella and fecal examination are required.
20 minute swim sessions are $38
Now this one is a way’s away, but it’s worth the extra drive. There are absolutely no chemicals in the pool. Instead of chlorine or bromine, the pools are cleaned through a state of the art UV system. The water is kept at 85 degrees but can be heated to 90 degrees if needed. They have five 28- foot long pools!
12948 Travilah Road
Potomac, MD 20854
30-minute swim sessions are $44.
They have a 10% discounted bundle package. 10 swim sessions are $390. It’s non-refundable and the package can be used by any dog in the same family.
“Wild Wednesday” is $30 instead of the usual $44.
Friday sessions are for 45 minutes long.
If you know of any other dog pool facilities in the area, please let me know!