The La Paw Spa Sponsorship Fund: Angel Fund

I’m so honored and grateful to have heard from several people asking if they can contribute funds to other people’s spa work. After seeing the benefits of canine water therapy for themselves, they want to share the experience with others; folks who value their companions just as much but might not have the resources to afford canine spa treatment. And as much as I wish I could gift sessions when I meet dogs in need, I just can’t afford to …

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Toolbox Clinics

The principles of water therapy are the same across the board – getting a dog safely into the water, allowing the warmth of  the water support you both in a weightless environment, etc… Swimming is usually a part of water therapy but it doesn’t have to be. Even for a dog who is swimming, there will need to be  resting times as water is up to 20 times the resistance of air and we will need to rest. It’s during …

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Do you have any shorter appointments?

Question: I see that all of your appointments are an hour long. I don’t think that my dog can handle that much activity. Do you have any shorter appointments available? Answer: Spa time is a lot more than just the time spent swimming! Along with swimming, we also spend time doing gentle range of motion and massage. We understand that swimming takes a great deal of effort (twenty times more than moving in air!), so we are very careful not to …

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Services Offered

Therapy Sessions Available: Cindy Horsfall started La Paw Spa in 1996 and is nationally recognized as a pioneer of warm water therapy for dogs. With over 14,000 hours in the water working with our canine friends, you will appreciate the vast experience that Cindy will bring to your session. Known for her gentle, compassionate presence and an innate, intuitive ability to communicate from the heart, Cindy is available weekly at pools throughout the Pacific Northwest. More info: availability, locations, pricing and …

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Katy – Swimming To Help Growth and Development of Puppies

Katy is great, thank you! I will attempt to explain what I noticed from our session with you…. I would say that she was more “grounded” that day.Which is a very huge shift in energy for a 16 week old puppy? Sure, she was a bit tired, but I feel energy in others very well and “grounded” is the best I can describe it….. I do love the idea of her building up that needed muscle with your therapy…She enjoyed …

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