Singapore can boast of a lot of things but the fact that we are subjected to year round heat with no respite, is something that the locals find quite irksome. Here are a list of spots where you can have a nice old swimming session with your canine buddy.
Dogs love swimming. Here is a video of one having a whale of a time.
1. Sunny Heights
A great place to take a dip, far from the hustle and bustle of the centre.
Area: The pool area is spacious, and dog owners can sit around without getting wet.
Safety: The tiles in the shallower pool are pretty slippery, so be careful when stepping in. Floatation vests are also available for rent. Keep your eyes on your dog, as it can turn chaotic when the place gets crowded.
Cleanliness: You can wash your dog down before and after entering the pool using the available tap and water hose. Alternatively, you can pay $10 for a 10-minute bath at the self-service Dog Wash machine (shampoo and conditioner provided).
Price: $16/hour. .
Sunny Heights | 110 Turf Club Road
2. The Wagington
If price really is no bar, then head to the wagington for a luxurious time and treat your dog to some hardcore pampering as well.
Safety: Supervised swimming is available for hotel guests at an additional cost. For other visitors, be sure to help your pup put on a floatation vest and always be on watch.
Cleanliness: After the swim, you can bathe your pup in their elevated Booster Bath imported from the USA. Dog owners can also get a proper wash up at the hotel’s shower room.
Price: Starts from $22/hour.
The Wagington | 27B Loewen Road
3. Sun Petgamart
The best option if you’re on a budget, this one offers a cheap but satisfying thrill to your dog.
Area: The 30x10m pool at Sun Petgamart is big enough to manage a crowd.
Safety: The pool deck is quite slippery so be sure to wear non-slip footwear when you visit.
Cleanliness: The pool has a basic bathing area, which in mama’s opinion, is their only redeeming feature.
Price: $38 for a five-year membership that includes free swims on weekends and 20% off regular priced items in-store. $10 per dog for members on weekdays.
Sun Petgamart | 26 Seletar West Farmway 1
Indoor pools with trained therapists are great for dog owners who don’t want to get wet. However, you also don’t get to bond with your furkid this way. I prefer heading to the beach to constantly swimming in a pool against my own free will. But every dog is different, so here are two indoor pools that you can consider:
4. Pet Stop
Area: Two dogs at a time; Downside is, no space for the accompanying human. In fact, no hospitality either
Safety: A therapist will be keeping your dog safe and swimming properly. All dogs have to be vaccinated.
Cleanliness: You can opt to have your pooch showered or groomed at an additional cost. Otherwise, a bath is only possible when you get back home. Fortunately, the sea salt chlorinated water is great for my skin!
Price: Starts from $10/hour, depending on the size of your dog. Full price list here. Members can availdiscounts.
Pet Stop | 800 Upper Serangoon Road
5. Canine Wellness & Rehab Centre
Worth a mention because the therapist here is UK trained and certified. The centre offers hydrotherapy treatments that require a
vet’s referral, and also fun swims. For the latter, you can choose to go into the pool with your furkid. Just make sure that you
inform them of your choice in advance.
Area: The centre boasts the largest indoor canine hydrotherapy pool in Singapore.
Cleanliness: For the first session, your dog will be guided by a therapist or trained staff member. All dogs have to be vaccinated, and free of wounds and sores.
Washup: Shower facilities and blow-dry service are provided.
Price: Starts from $55 per 30-minute session. Packages are available.
Canine Wellness & Rehab Centre | 24, Telok Kurau Road, Uni Building #01-05
7. The Sea
There is that eternal albeit a touch adventurous option of just heading to one of our numerous beaches and chill out by the sea and take a few dips.