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Top Dog Winner - Rehab/Sports Medicine


Proprietor:  Diane Kunkle, CVT, RVT

Milwaukie, OR

971-244-2227 ∙

Est. 2009


Philosophy/Mission:  Paws Aquatics’ mission is to provide a safe, pleasurable swimming experience for dogs and their people.  We also assist in low-impact rehabilitation of dogs recovering from surgeries, injuries, and aging mobility problems.  Paws Aquatics works closely with referring veterinarians to support and enhance their treatment plans. 

Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service:  Paws Aquatics offers both therapeutic and fun swims for your dog in a safe, private, spa-like environment.  Diane, a licensed veterinary technician, saw the need for and opened Paws Aquatics in 2009.  Now, 80-100 dogs use the pool weekly.  Diane, along with her caring and knowledgeable assistants, Rachel Klein and Jaime Rosier, will work with your dog in the pool.  Healthy, injury-free dogs are welcome to swim and play unassisted.

Community Involvement, Special Notes:  Four years ago Diane joined Cascade Dock Dogs and through that community was introduced to and supports Chase Away K9 Cancer, which helps fund canine cancer research studies.  Diane also works closely with Golden Bond Rescue, providing swim therapy when needed.