Gunny’s Rainbow, LLC is a warm water pool where dogs come to swim, but it is more than that. Our "dog spa" is a place for you and your dog to laugh and rejuvenate, and to enjoy the tranquility and peace of the pool room. The benefits of swimming as a low-impact exercise are well known. Physical and emotional benefits also come from relaxing in the water and being gently touched and held.
All our swim sessions are private sessions by appointment only. No other dogs are present during your session. You and your dog will receive individualized attention and care while at our facility, tailored to your dog's particular needs.
Laurie Plessala Duperier / Owner
Laurie is trained in canine swimming and is a member of the Association of Canine Water Therapy. She is dedicated to improving dogs' lives with sessions in her warm-water pool, especially old, arthritic, injured and post-surgical dogs (though some of her clients come just to have fun).
She has seen amazing transformations in the water, both physical and emotional, and strongly believes that swimming and relaxation in the water can truly improve quality of life for many dogs. She is also a Reiki Master.
Gunny / Professor and Inspiration
Gunny came to Laurie at 8 weeks old as a wedding present from her husband. He died on April 9, 2012 at the ripe old age of 14 years 9 months old. Gunny was a wise old soul who never missed an opportunity to teach and inspire Laurie every day until the day he died. When Gunny was 11 and started having serious mobility problems, his veterinarian said that he needed to swim. Laurie looked for, but could not find, a swim facility near her home. So, Gunny decided that Laurie should quit her job and build an indoor pool for him and make a new career for herself. As usual, she did what Gunny asked! The pool is his legacy and his gift to his fellow canine travelers so that they can move easier, experience peace and happiness in the pool, and feel confident and proud regardless of age. Read all about How Gunny Made a Rainbow.