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"This was Kohl’s story a year ago - My 9yr. old dog suffered a severe trauma injury and was completely paralyzed. Local medical teams, as well as, OSU, gave him no hope of recovery. However, we felt Kohl was part of our family and deserved a chance to live. Therefore, we brought him to Red Dog and due to their aquatics facility and the amazing compassion of their staff, Kohl has recovered the use of his legs and is beginning to walk again. I recommend Red Dog to anyone who is willing to go the extra mile to give life back to an injured pet."
"My 13 year -old dog, Sophie, tore her ACL and needed surgery. Afterwards, she was very resistant to the exercises, and I was still carrying her up the steps over two months later. After consulting with my veterinarian, I took Sophie to the Red Dog to swim in the pool. I can't say she enjoys swimming, but Sherri was very calm and reassuring with her. She turned out to be a good swimmer, and after seven visits, she started going up the steps on her own. She has continued to improve and her muscle tone and stamina are much better. You can barely tell the difference between the two legs anymore. Sherri has been absolutely wonderful with her. Thanks to Sherri and the Red Dog staff!" - Judy
Billy and Pig
"Red Dog is amazing!! My dog Billy, a 7 year old Pembroke Corgi, was diagnosed with intervertebral disc disease and had become paralyzed in his hind legs. One of our friends mentioned this new place that she had been taking her dog called Red Dog Pet Resort and that they have a geriatric unit that would be great for Billy. Since I travel quite a bit, I needed to find a kennel that could provide the care that a paraplegic dog requires. Not only is it a beautiful facility, but the entire staff is amazing! Your pets get showered with love and top-notch care, and it is just as enjoyable for the pet owners." - Corey
"Joey had suffered a fall and as a result had become quite lame in his back and hind quarters. Due to a condition in his spine, the vets were unable to determine exactly what had happened to Joey. The belief was that his condition was inoperable. When we started writing this testimonial, we had already seen improvement in Joey that we felt was the result of his sessions at the pool. But in the 2 months that have passed since that time, we have seen improvement beyond anything we could have expected.
Thank you doesn't seem adequate. We feel as though we got our dog back and that he has added a few years back to his life that seemed all but lost. I can’t say that every dog would have the same outcome, but I can say that if a dog can get a benefit from the water therapy, Red Dog is the place to be. The staff is dedicated and they clearly love their jobs and the animals that are placed in their care." - Vince and Jaye
"I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you how thrilled I am with the Aquatics program. My 12 year old mixed breed, Duke, has been swimming with Sandy since the beginning of May. He has had chronic arthritis for several years. When I saw that your facility offered swim therapy, I checked with Duke’s vet to see if he thought it would be helpful. He thought it was a great idea so we started with a 15 minute fun swim. Duke has been swimming weekly ever since and there have been several significant changes including, increased stamina, better mobility, weight control and general improved fitness. Also, he LOVES it." - Edye
"The Pool services are terrific and Sandy Hodges, the aquatics practitioner, is really fantastic. She is so caring and gentle and you can tell that she loves dogs. My dog, Chappy, needs exercise and the pool is a great way for him to keep fit, while having fun." - Sheri
"My Gracie was petrified of the water when we tried swimming at Red Dog. At first, I wanted her to get more exercise, but then it became clear that she was unable to swim. Sandy was so patient and loving and worked with her week after week until she finally got it. I no longer have to worry about her drowning when we are near water, and she is in great shape." - Patricia
Sophie and Erin
"We love your facility! Sophie and Erin Gibson are relatively frequent visitors. Their favorite Suite is the “I Love Lucy” Suite, where they can be close to all the goings on and to the people at Red Dog. Unlike the “cages” at some other facilities, Red Dog is a home away from home for them, with comfy doggie beds and a bed-time story (tuck in service). And with the doggie-cam, I can check in on them via computer any time I like!
With Red Dog, I have the ultimate peace of mind that my dogs are cared for, that they are comfortable with the people and their surroundings. I never dreamed we’d find a place to leave the dogs that I actually feel this great about. Thank you, Red Dog and all your wonderful staff!" - Anni