Maine’s Premier Indoor Dog Swimming Facility
Fun. Fitness. Health
Water Bark Wellness is re-opening May 1st. I am operating under the "dog grooming" protocols put together by Governor Mills and the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development. I will have these guidelines posted at Water Bark Wellness as well as my Badge of Approval.
Water Bark Wellness has always operated by appointment only. Because of that, I am able to disinfect door knobs, surfaces and float vests in between clients.
Upon entering WBW:
I have hand sanitizer for you to use and ask that you use it.
I will require all owners to wear a mask. I will be wearing one too.
I also ask that you take off your dog's collar(s) and leash and you put them back on them after the swim.
We will maintain proper social distancing (minimum of 6 feet) at all times, including when I rinse and dry your dog.
I am also offering "drop and swims" for established clients where you can sit in your car while your dog swims.
As far as payment goes, I will continue to accept cash (in the exact amount), checks and credit cards. In order not to physically handle credit cards, I will have you read me the numbers and I will manually put them into my system. I will have a plastic container for you to put your cash or check in.
Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns. This is new territory and a learning process for everyone involved. I appreciate your patience with these new protocols.
A year-round, safe, comfortable, and private area for your dog to exercise and have fun.
- Relieves pressure on the joints and allows muscles to relax
- Strengthens muscles
- Strengthens and supports joints and ligaments
- Improves circulation
- Excellent cardiovascular exercise
- Superior weight loss aid (in conjunction with proper diet)
- Resistance of the water increases range of motion
- Relieves pain
- Improves confidence, relieves anxiety, reduces stress
Our 13 year old Labrador has been swimming with Kate for over a year now. It is a great alternative to her daily walk, and great fun for her. Best of all, the benefit to her ailing joints is visibly noticeable. Every dog should be so lucky!
Both of our boys learned to swim at Water Bark Wellness. Kate’s individual approach and attention to each dog’s needs and challenges ensures that each dog feels safe as they learn. We would highly recommend Water Bark Wellness to any dog owner
As you may remember, I was afraid of the water and did not know how to swim. Thanks to your patient instruction, I can now swim with confidence and eagerness in Lake Megunticook. Looking forward to more sessions this winter!