Matt Bendoris and doggy
Inside Scotland’s only indoor swimming pool for pets and their owners in Glasgow.
Ryan Galbraith, owner of Red Rover Dog Day Care in Castlemilk, Glasgow, revealed the service is a hit with customers travelling hundreds of miles for a dip.
Ryan, 43, said: “Everyone is loving it. The swimming sessions allow for folk to really bond with their dogs — in a different way”.
“It’s a fun and safe environment, which is very calming and good for the well-being and health of dogs, especially their joints”.
“And it’s so comforting for the owner to feel the trust the dog has in them”.
War veterans with PTSD and children with Asperger’s and Autism also take a dip with their pets. And Ryan insists customers are getting a bargain despite the cost.
He said: “They love the absolute silence — it’s just them and their dog in the water. It may seem a little steep at £30 but it would usually cost much more”.
Red Rover also runs sessions for charity BRAVEHOUND which pairs dogs with veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.