It’s more than swimming and massage…it’s healing.
We offer the combination of deep water swimming and non-weight bearing underwater jetted treadmill
Serving Seattle since 1995
Wellsprings-K9, the very first licensed massage and warm-water swim therapy pool for dogs in the U.S. and Canada, provides massage and swim therapy to dogs of all breeds, sizes, and ages. At Wellsprings K9 we focus on more than just swimming your dog. We use a jetted pool as a way to help your dog recuperate, recover, relax, realign, reintegrate, reeducate, and revitalize through focused exercise and therapeutic massage.
Owner Sheila Wells’ vast knowledge in the medical, veterinary, and competitive dog world provides every client with the help they need to recover from injury or surgery, stay in shape for competitions, or minimize degenerative issues associated with aging or illness. Sheila’s work with police dogs as well as her own dogs is highly regarded in dog circles throughout the country. She has been praised by clients and veterinarians alike as well as being featured by numerous news organizations. Sheila individually trains every Wellsprings K9 employee in the original therapeutic techniques she’s devised over the years to help each dog achieve wellness and well-being.
We offer a wide variety of bodywork modalities both in and out of the water including Reiki, acupressure, craniosacral, therapeutic massage, and therapeutic touch. While most of our clients seek a combination of both swim and massage therapy, we provide our clients therapeutic bodywork on our dog massage beds as well. Whether in or out of the pool, our skilled licensed massage therapists will work with you to help your dog achieve well-being and an improved quality of life.
“Sheila is a very knowledgeable, compassionate and experienced licensed canine massage therapist, body worker and swim therapist. Her human medical and veterinarian tech background, combined with her dog handling and training skills offer a very unique combination of expertise to offer patients. I love referring my patients to Sheila as she plays a very important role in improving their overall health and condition. She personally designs a program unique to the individual patient and keeps me informed and up to date on each patients progress. This makes for a wonderful team effort.”
Dr Cindy Geisler DVM, AVCA, Mercy Vet – Mercer Island
“Sheila and her staff at Wellsprings-K9 have made a huge, positive impact on the quality of many of my patients’ lives.”
Dr. Michael Keast DVM Medical Director, West Seattle Veterinary Hospital
To find out more about the ways Wellsprings K9′s deep water, non-weight bearing swimming and massage can help your dog check out our Benefits page or feel free to Contact Us to set up an appointment or to answer any questions you may have.
For over 17 years, Wellsprings K9 has been helping dogs live longer and healthier lives through skilled massage and focused hydro-therapy. Our knowledgeable and caring staff will help your dog relax, recover, and maintain health, vitality, and mobility. It’s far more than swimming at Wellsprings K9!