6427 54th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33709
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Natalie Conner's water park for canines is contained on a 40- by 60-foot splash pad that recycles the low-flow water. The brightly colored doggie carwash, water tunnels and 9-inch wading pools at each end were created by Jeff Jones of Aqua Marine, who also designed the Dunedin's Kiwanis Sprayground for children. On a recent day, dogs maneuvered through cascading rivulets as an employee snapped photos, and kept order among competing canines. Calypso music played overhead.
The water park is the latest addition to the Love My Dog Resort, which includes a day care and boarding facility, playground and spa and grooming salon. The acre-plus in the Lealman area includes 22 fenced exercise areas and a Cadillac Escalade used as a "dog limousine." You can even watch your pet having fun via a Web cam.
Hours: Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prices for services are listed on the Web site. A half-hour in the water park costs $7.00, an hour $14.