Classes with Sheila

Sheila is the founder and CEO of Wellsprings K9. She created Wellsprings K9 specifically to enhance the quality of dogs lives through Licensed small animal massage, focused exercise and numerous modalities of body work and rehabilitation techniques.

She has been teaching these techniques to others since 1997. Several of her students have gone on to open their own swim therapy pools, work at other pools, and or work with dogs in other healing capacities practicing what they have learned from Sheila.

Sheila believes that by sharing her knowledge and skills with others that many more dogs and their owners will benefit from what she has created over the years. Her hope is that her past students will go on to help dogs live better quality of lives and teach what they learned from her to many others on their healing journeys.

If you are interested in taking classes from Sheila, you may contact her at

  • I am so grateful to Sheila Wells of Wellsprings-K9 for fixing my broken puppy" Patty injured her back and paralyzed her rear leg after an accident. Please read her story of success. Patty and I think Sheila "Walks on Water"...

    -Iola Stenson

  • Sheila you are the Guru of dogs... I want to be you. I want to be just like you.

    -Gretchen Dietz… student/mentee/employee

  • We have been using Wellspringsk9 services a few years now for our two aging Akita’s. One aged 16 and the other 13. Akita’s are not natural swimmers, but thanks to Sheila and her staff the therapy they have received has been nothing but positive and most beneficial in maintaining the health and mobility for our dogs.

    -Ira and Susan Moss, Owners ~ All The Best Pet Care, Seattle

  • Wellsprings K9 is an integral part of the lives of Jessie, Tasha, and me. The more dogs and people that get to work with you, the better off they will be.

    -Jay H.

  • 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, West Seattle Veterinary Hospital

  • Wellsprings K9 is truly the best! Your place is 5-star!

    -Deb and Augie

  • This was not a simple case of a dog needing to go for a swim, he needed to be physically rehabilitated…Many thanks to Sheila and Wellsprings-K9 for Axle’s full recovery and return to duty!

    -Suzanne Eviston, Police K9 trainer

  • I often recommended Wellsprings-K9 to my clients but now I’ve not only seen the results in the animals I treat but also in my own dog!

    -Lena McCullough, DVM

  • Thank you for the extraordinary care you gave Robby. I loved watching him enjoy exercising painlessly every week.


  • You and your crew took care of my baby French Bulldog, Sophie in April of 2009. She had just had surgery and hydrotherapy has helped her walk like a champ.