Welcome to SW Washington’s only indoor swimming pool for dogs located at 20413 NE 29th Ave Ridgefield, WA 98642. Whether for therapeutic reasons or just for fun your dog will love our pool. We keep our pool heated to a warm 92 degrees year-round and offer assisted swims with a swim coach and self-swims for owners and their dog. We are open by appointment only Monday through Saturday. Please contact us for swim time availability.
Owner's Gary and Joanne are a United States Coast Guard family, Gary retired after 22 years of service and Joanne has over 14 years and is currently still serving. Joanne has been swimming since she could walk. She previously managed several large scale boarding kennels and was a hospital manager for a very busy veterinary practice. She is familiar with all breeds and dog behaviors. Gary learned everything he knows from Joanne and is passionate about caring for our swimmers. They are happily married with 4 daughters, 2 rescued pit bulls, too many rescue turtles and tortoises and recently added 2 pot belly pigs to there family!
Here at Willows Waters our mission is to help strengthen the human animal bond by supporting owners and their dog’s needs. We strive to help pre-and post-surgery dogs prepare and recover from injuries. We assist arthritic dogs in safe exercise and we relish swim time for healthy dogs who need to burn energy. We use our heated pool to keep pets healthy, happy and exercised year-round.
In early 2016 Willows Waters owner Joanne Cloud was contacted by the Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals in regards to needing a foster home for a very special puppy. A four month old pit bull puppy had been hit by a car and brought into an Animal Control shelter in rural California. Unfortunately, she was left in a cage for over 30 days with no medical attention. Her back legs were mangled and broken and her bones were also growing as she sat and waited for help. She was transported to OFOSA in December 2015. Joanne went and picked up this beautiful puppy and brought her home for some TLC. Miss Willow became a joy to everyone that interacted with her. Despite her pain and injuries, she was the most wiggly and happy dog anyone had ever seen. Over the next 6 months Willow underwent surgery for her left hip and surgery for her right knee. After extensive surgeries and recovery, she was cleared by her veterinarian and recommended she begin a swimming regimen to help her rehabilitate her muscles and legs. Willow hated the water but swimming helped her legs immensely so Joanne just kept taking her in. In the summer of 2016 Joanne decided to adopt and keep Willow as she and her daughters could not part with her. An infectious dog from the beginning her love and zest for life were inspirational. Willow inspired the desire to help other dogs and in April 2017 Willows Waters aquatic center was created and opened.