The Philadelphia Animal Hospital and Philadelphia Pet Hotel and Villas proudly open an aquatics facility on its campus!
This rehabilitation, therapy, and recreational pool is ideal for your furry friends on a hot summer day to cool down, and is heated on a chilly winter’s eve to get in much needed exercise, despite the deep snow! Our structure allows us to operate the pool as both an indoor and outdoor facility.
The pool is unique in it’s design: filled with pet-friendly saline water, this pool ranges in depth from 3 feet 6 inches, to 6 feet 6 inches, so that pups of any shape and size can enjoy swimming and diving with you alongside them!
Private sessions in the pool are a half hour in length and can be rented, by appointment for $35 a swim. If you are one of our already dedicated clients, you’ll simply have to sign a waiver and be on your way to splishing and splashing!
If you would like to take advantage of the facility, but you do not use us for your regular veterinary work or utilize our pet hotel, you’ll need to schedule a one-time exam and don’t forget to bring your vaccination records! We’ll need them to verify that your friend is in perfect health before using our pool.
The swim hours for Philadelphia Animal Hospital are:
- Monday-Friday 4 pm - 8 pm
- Saturday 1 pm - 5 pm
- Sunday 1 pm - 4 pm
To schedule a session, please call us at (215) 724-5550
We hope that you’ll come and check out our brand new addition! While you’re pondering signing up for that first swim, however, here’s some great information about the benefits of using a pool for your pet!
- Swimming allows the body the benefit of exercise without impacting or stressing joints that may already be sore or damaged, especially from arthritis or dysplasia.
- Using the pool to exercise your dog can help reduce their digestive and constipation problems, keeps their weight under control, and reduces hyperactivity issues!
- Taking your pup for a dip increases endurance, flexibility, range of motion, balance & coordination, and aids in cardio-vascular conditioning.
- Does your pup seem a little lethargic? Swimming is the cure! Studies show that swimming can help improve pet's energy level; especially in older dogs!
- It’s just plain fun for both you and your pooch!
This pool is dedicated to the men and women who have adopted, sheltered, and provided care for abandoned, abused, and unwanted pets