Award-Winning Luxury Doggie Pools Make a Huge Splash at Dog Shelter

Angela Vuckovic
by Angela Vuckovic
A bespoke pool company won top marks with work they did for their most unusual clients: rescue dogs. Now, sanctuary doggos can say they enjoy splashing around in award-winning pools!

Whether it’s cooling off during hot summers, a form of exercise, or just a fun activity for your precious canine, swimming is a favorite activity with many pooches. So much so that some pet parents even order custom-made pools for their four-legged babies to take a dip in!

When BonaVista Pools company got a request to make a water feature for The Doggie Tales Dog Rescue and Sanctuary in King City, they knew it would be a unique challenge. Not only that the pool had to seamlessly fit in with the stunning surroundings, but it also had to be pooch-friendly, as the rescues living in the sanctuary were to be the primary users. Suffice it it to say, they delivered what they promised!

Mark Pettes, who designed the puppylicious pool named Project Doggie Tales, created this pawesome pond- it looks like it came straight from a fairytale! In addition to colored concrete, beach pebbles and rocks were added to achieve a stream bed look that would complement the natural feel of the landscape.

But, it’s not the stunning appearance of this doggy-friendly pool that makes it so cool: it’s the water in it. The primary goal was to make this project ideally suited to rescue pooches, so the landscaping team used chlorine-free, sanitized water that won’t harm the furry swimmers. The water is actually safer than that used in regular human pools!

The show-stopping water feature didn’t impress only canines, though. This pawesome project won BonaVista Pools company the coveted award at the Landscape of Ontario Awards of Excellence, alongside with another one of their projects, Reflection Pool.

Angela Vuckovic
Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.

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