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Swim Sessions

Your dog will enjoy exercise and warm-water workouts in our indoor, heated pool.
Great for dogs of all ages and health conditions, from young pups and adult dogs to geriatric dogs in need of supervised and guided exercise. We also specialize in pre- and post-surgery swim recovery and support. Swim sessions are assisted or independent.

To schedule a swim, we ask that you fill out an online Client Questionnaire.

Our Pool

The quality of the water where your dog swims is extremely important. Our indoor, heated pool has a year-round water temperature of 89 degrees. It is equipped with a ultraviolet sanitation system. The UV sanitation destroys over 99.9% of water pathogens and is a continuous, reliable, proactive method of disinfecting the pool water.

Benefits of Swimming

  • Pre-surgery & post-surgery support

  • Relieves pressure on the joints and allows muscles to relax

  • Strengthens and retrains muscles

  • Strengthens and supports joints   and ligaments

  • Improves circulation

  • Excellent cardiovascular exercise  (15 minute swim = brisk 2 mile       walk)

  • Superior weight loss aid (in conjunction with proper nutrition)

  • Resistance of the water increases range of motion

  • Relieves pain

  • Improves confidence, relieves anxiety, reduces stress

Assisted Swim

Each private, one-on-one session is with a certified swim coach and is by appointment only. Guardians are not allowed in the water, but we ask that you sit poolside to encourage and cheer your dog on. The swim coach assists with swim lessons, pre-surgery conditioning, post-surgery recovery, fitness training as well as recreational swimming.


Your dog is supervised throughout their swim and there

are appropriate rest times. Toys are allowed for

fetching and encouraging. 


The swim coach, as to prevent injury, controls your dog’s entering and exiting the pool via a ramp or steps.


30 minutes / 1 dog $60.00

30 minutes / 2 dogs $75.00


Swim Packages

10 Swims = 30 minutes / 1 dog

$575.00 (Save $25.00)

Expires in 14 weeks

10 Swims = 30 minutes / 2 dogs

$725.00 (Save $25.00)

Expires in 14 weeks

6 Rehab/Senior Swims = 30 minutes / 1 dog $325.00 (Save $35.00)

Expires in 10 weeks

6 Rehab/Senior Swims = 15 min / 1 dog

$185.00 (Save $25.00)

Expires in 10 weeks

Puppy Swim Lessons = 4 / 15 min sessions.

For Pups 4-8 months. 

$110.00 (Save $30.00) Expires in 6 weeks

Packages are non-refundable.

Swims can be donated to our Share the Care program in the event they are no longer needed. 

Independent Swim

Also private and by appointment only, the same rules apply as with assisted swims but a swim coach is not in the water with your dog. Dogs must qualify by being able to
enter and exit the pool unassisted, via
the ramp or steps, and swim unassisted
all the while
remaining in the pool.

There are benches for dogs to stand on
that allow for resting. Guardians are
not allowed 
in the water, but are
on deck to direct 
each session.


30 minutes / 1 dog $35.00

30 minutes / 2 dogs $45.00


Puppy Lessons

For puppies 4 to 8 months. Puppies are assisted at all times by a certified swim coach. Each lesson is limited to just 15 minutes, as learning to swim can be both mentally and physically challenging.


4 separate 15 minute lessons - $110.00

(Save $30.00) Expires in six weeks.

After Swimming

After each swim session, you will have access to our private drying room equipped with an air dryer and towels. You can take your time to ensure your dog is completely dried, especially in the colder months.
You can also take advantage of our
Self Dog Wash should you prefer to bathe your dog after swimming. The cost is $16.00 for one dog.

Pool Rules
  • Dogs must be on a leash upon entering and exiting our facility.

  • Do not feed your dog within 2-3 hours of their swim.

  • Dogs are to be given the opportunity to relieve themselves just prior to swimming. We have a grassy area to the right of The Puddle’s entrance with proper disposal aids provided.

  • 5 days or less prior to their swim, no topical flea products should be applied on your dog.

  • Clean dogs swim: if we assess your dog is too dirty for the pool we will ask you to bathe them in one of our self dog wash tubs prior to their swim. The self dog wash is $16.00 for one dog.

  • Dogs must remain in the pool during their swim session. They may not exit the water after each retrieval. This helps to avoid slipping or injury and contain the water.

  • Dogs may not jump from any side of the pool deck into the water. Steps and a ramp are used to enter/exit the pool.

  • Children MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times.

  • What if my dog poops in the pool? If your dog defecates in the pool, we must immediately contain the damage. In some cases, the water may need to be drained and the pool must remain closed for a minimum of 24 hours depending on the severity of the damage. For this reason, the swim session is immediately cancelled, and payment is non-refundable. We reserve the right to assess the dog parent an additional fee of $50 to partially cover the cost of cleanup.

  • Dogs must be current on vaccinations unless medically excused.

  • All swim sessions are video and staff monitored.


Swim sessions consist of activities such as swimming, stretching, floating and gentle touch in the warm waters of the pool. Each session is dependent on things such as the condition and age of the dog, the goals of the owner, the nature of the dog’s injury (if any) and how the dog emotionally reacts to the water.

The Puddle is not a licensed veterinarian facility and in compliance with Illinois State Law 225, section 4, point 8 - we do not diagnose or cure specific ailments, perform surgery or prescribe medications. Swimming and massage are not a replacement for proper veterinary care and any injuries or diseases must be medically diagnosed and treated by a licensed veterinarian. Participation by the owner is essential to achieving beneficial results.

The Puddle is not responsible for any damages to others or to any property caused by the owner or handler’s dog. The Puddle is not responsible for any injuries incurred by the owner or handler or his/her dog as a result of the use of our facility. Payment is due at the time of each session. We ask for at least a 12 hour notice for cancelations, whenever possible. This allows your time slot to be used by another client. We appreciate your consideration.

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