Committed to Fitness and Recreation
Our indoor swimming facility is specifically designed to promote positive experiences for pets and owners alike with health and safety in mind. All pools are heated, tested several times a day for quality and filtered frequently through oversized sand filters.
PAWS TO SWIM opened in 2002 when founder Debbie Logerfo sought treatment for her Bernese Mountain Dog, Davos, diagnosed with elbow dysplasia. Swimming helped ward off the crippling arthritis often associated with the diagnosis, and Debbie discovered endless benefits to the practice.
ALICE AND HENRY NICKEL took ownership in 2015 after a decade fostering and working with dogs. A longtime administrative assistant at Betty Baugh's Animal Clinic, Alice helped to establish animal rescue groups in both South Carolina and Virginia. The husband and wife duo consider swimming a longtime passion and bring a fresh energy to the program.
- EXERCISE POOL: Our main lap pool is 24' x 13' and used for typical sessions
- TRAINING POOL: The 24' x 8' lap pool is designed to introduce the pleasures of swimming. Once comfortable here, a dog will graduate to the Exercise Pool.
- OVAL POOL: Kept at a higher temperature, the 14' x 8' small pool is perfect for special needs or toy breeds and smaller dogs.