Shower and drying room at Aquavet

We have a walk in shower room that can accommodate all sizes of dog or breed.

labrador getting washed in shower room

All dogs are showered prior to entering the pool. This ensures that the quality of our water remains high as well as warming your dog up before any exercise or treatment. 

Following the end of a session, dogs are showered again to remove the chlorinated water from their coats. If your dog has vet recommended shampoo, we are more than happy to use this for your dog. Equally, if you would like your dog to have a shampoo we are happy to oblige. 

For the comfort and hygiene of your dog we use a shower room

using a safety lead for nervous dog in shower room

Our shower facilities are almost floor level allowing easy access for all dogs regardless of mobility.

Dogs are dried with "Aquamats" which absorb water from their coats - more convenient and hygienic than towels. We then use a blaster dryer, this has variable speeds to suit all dogs.


Give us a call - 0114 258 3221

If you need more information about how we can help with your Dog, please get in touch. We welcome a 'phone call and are more than happy to answer your questions. You can also email us or download information forms HERE .


Our clients say it best
  • Aquavets was life changing for Bernard (then aged 11)and for us. Bernard was losing all feeling in his legs and was becoming visibly depressed; being able to swim and chase his ball in the water gave him a new lease of life. He could walk further and was clearly a happier dog. He LOVED going to aquavets and so did I. The staff were so friendly and understanding. Bernard was nearly 13 when he passed away and I am sure the 2 years we attended the hydrotherapy sessions were invaluable in maintaining and improving his quality of life. He had acute spondolosis of the spine and severe arthritis which limited his movements, but in the water he was a puppy just playing and having fun as well as gaining invaluable exercise. I can not recommend this treatment highly enough –Mrs Chilvers

  • my rottie ruby did her cruciate and I can't thank the staff at aquavets enough for their wonderful care in getting her back to herself, their kindness and helpfulness was fantastic at such a distressing and worrying time with clear and helpful explanations and advice always given, well done to everyone. Ruby has had so much fun swimming that even though she is now better we continue to go for a weekly swim not only to maintain the benefits but because she thoroughly enjoys herself. I would highly recommend any dog owner to use such an excellent facility and team to care for their dog. –jayne jeune


Fully qualified and experienced Canine Hydrotherapist
registered with the National Association of Registered Canine Hydrotherapists

Lisa Dobson - Aquavet owner
is a fully qualified and experienced Canine Hydrotherapist and registered with the National Association of Registered Canine Hydrotherapists