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  • Thank you Urban tails for the great care and love you provide for our puppy.” – Benjamin M.
  • With everyone, including the dogs, so happy and friendly, I know that Urban Tails provides an excellent service.” – Christine T.
  • Urban Tails always reassures me they're doing a great job when Rambo comes home happy and calm.” – Jennifer J.
  • We could not be more pleased with Trunks training.” – Jane P.
  • Monica was a fantastic trainer and broke everything down into manageable steps.” – Group Class Participant

Houston's Bow Wow Beach Club

The Bow Wow Beach Club includes our fabulous indoor, in-ground bone-shaped pool designed just for dogs. Our pups have a great time playing with lifeguards in the beach entry and swimming with their buddies.

There are four options for your dog to enjoy swimming:

Dog Daycare Swim Sessions

Sessions can be scheduled Tuesday - Saturday in morning or afternoon. We have separate sessions for large & small dogs. Advanced reservations are recommended.

Lodging Swim Sessions

Offered for both cage-free and loft dogs.  Cage-free dogs will join the daycare sessions and also have a Sunday option.  Loft dog sessions are scheduled Tuesday - Sunday.  Make reservations when you schedule your board or when you drop-off your dog.

Private Swim Sessions

Sessions can be scheduled Tuesday - Sunday.  During a private session you will attend with your dog; an Urban Tails lifeguard will supervise the session.  Advanced reservations required (be sure you understand our cancellation policy).

Free Puppy Swim Sessions

Available usually the first Thursday of every month. Puppies 6 months and younger are invited for a private swim lesson with our swim instructors. Life jackets and treats are included and pool appropriate attire is recommended.


What if My Dog Has Never Gone Swimming Before?

No worries if your dog has never swum before, we offer swimming lessons.  To help first timers feel secure we have life jackets to fit the tiny tails to the grande tailed pups. Our swim instructors use positive techniques to ensure your dog enjoys the experience.  The number of lessons required varies by dog and we will provide a feedback report on their session.

About our Pool

Our pool designed for dogs is 3' deep and holds over 6,000 gallons of water.  UV light is our primary sanitation system and is the same technology used by cities to sanitize drinking water.  Chlorine is used at low levels as a secondary sanitation system.  The pool is closed on Mondays to provide a day of rest after a weekly chlorine shock.  Most chlorine has dissipated prior to dogs swimming on Tuesday.  No red eyes, skin irritation or chlorine smell with our pups!


We recognize that swimming is good exercise and therapy for many health issues.  Although we have lifeguards, we do not have a trained canine physical therapist on staff.  You can schedule private swim sessions for your dog and, if for therapy purposes, we encourage you to work under the guidelines of your dog's veterinarian and professional canine therapist or hydrotherapist.  We can recommend a very experienced canine hydrotherapist to work with you if you or your veterinarian would like such a referral.  Our trainers can work with you and your pet's health care team on a non-professional therapy basis to teach your dog to swim and assist them in swimming.