Wag-n-Splash is a private indoor swimming pool where your dog can play, get exercise, and more!
We have been successfully helping Lowcountry dogs for over 8 years who have mobility issues, are in post-surgical recovery, are apprehensive about swimming, or need to lose weight. Additionally, many dogs simply need a healthy, high-energy workout as an alternative or supplement to regular walks and play. Our pool is a 9000 gallon, heated, salt water system which is large enough to accommodate big dogs but not overwhelming for smaller dogs.
All dogs are welcome! No breeds, age, temperament, or level of swimming experience is turned down. We treat each dog as an individual, and we work calmly and patiently with them. All swims are private and by appointment only, allowing us to devote our full energy to each dog and its specific needs.
Swimming is excellent exercise for most dogs, but particularly high-energy breeds that need as many outlets as possible for their boundless enthusiasm for life! If your regular walks or yard play are not enough for your dog, swimming can provide that extra edge to help your dog feel as healthy and happy as possible.
Many veterinarians also recommend swimming for dogs who are in need of physical rehabilitation, strength building, or weight loss. The natural buoyancy of salt water greatly reduces stress on their joints, allowing gentle range of motion and reducing pain while providing the resistance needed for muscle strengthening.
Additional benefits of swimming include increased circulation and flexibility, greater endurance, and confidence building. Conditions that generally see improvement from aquatic therapy include degenerative myelopathy, hip and/or elbow dysplasia, spinal injury, and arthritis. Consult your veterinarian with any questions you may have regarding the medical condition of your pet.
What size is your pool?
The pool is 14 ft x 24 ft, 9000 gallon salt water system. We have enough space for the big dogs to stretch out without intimidating the little dogs.
How many other dogs will be there when my dog is swimming?
None! Your appointment is private and your time only. We understand that not all dogs enjoy the company of other dogs. Lots of our swimmers are selective, reactive, or maybe just don't want to share toys. You don't have to worry about that here. There is a slight chance that the swimmer scheduled after your swim will arrive early and may be in the waiting room. Please let us know if that will be a problem and we will adjust accordingly.
Can I get in the pool with my dog?
During the first swim, no. We need to assess your dog’s swimming ability without interference. Once your dog is completely comfortable in the water, owners may get in if they want. However, we find that most owners are really more comfortable sitting on the steps or platform to throw the toy for their dog.
What do I need to bring with me?
We provide jackets, water toys, and towels so all you need to bring is your dog and a smile. If your dog has a favorite toy that you think may help motivate them, you can bring it if you‘d like but it is not necessary.
Does my dog have to wear a life jacket?
On the first swim, yes. Safety is priority number one and all dogs must wear jackets until their swimming ability can be assessed. Once they are comfortable in the water, most dogs will graduate out of the jacket. For the older and mobility impaired dogs, they generally continue using the jacket. It’s easier on them and makes swimming more enjoyable.
How much is a swim session?
Please see swim session descriptions below. Pricing is based on length of swim; length of swim is based on reason for swimming and swimming experience. There is a one-time $10 intro fee for all new clients. Pricing below is for 1 dog. Dogs from the same family can share swim times for an additional $10/dog.
Can my dog have a birthday party at the pool?
Of course! We love birthdays (all parties really)! It is best if all of the birthday guests know each other and know how to swim, but we can accommodate all dogs.
Do dogs ever poop in the pool?
Yes, unfortunately accidents happen and the pool must be shut down for 24hrs for proper sanitation. It is incredibly important that your dog uses the bathroom before swimming. It is a major inconvenience to the other swimmers who were scheduled after your dog that day, and the following day, as well as a loss of revenue for those 2 days. Please avoid feeding new or unusual food or treats for a day or two before your scheduled swim to help avoid an accident. Always let us know if your dog isn’t feeling well on the day of their swim. We would much rather reschedule than have an accident. A cleaning fee may be imposed.
Pricing is based on length of swim, which in turn is based on reason for swimming and swimming experience.
15 min swims are for dogs that are older, have mobility issues, or are receiving swim lessons
20 min swims are for dogs that are active, but may not be able to swim for a full 30
30 min swims are for healthy active dogs that need the additional energy draining
There is a one-time $10 introduction fee for all new clients. Pricing for swim time is for one dog. Dogs from the same family can share swim time for an additional $10/dog. We no longer offer swim package discounts. Instead of inflating our prices to allow for discounts, we offer fair pricing all the time. Thank you for your understanding.
We are always happy to answer questions.
4600 Ruff Rd, Unit E, North Charleston, South Carolina 29418
Click the drop-down arrow above to see hours for the full week. All swims are by appointment only. Please call, text, or email to schedule.