Forget dog-friendly beaches, think purpose-built dog swimming pool.
One dog lover has taken his love for his four-legged friend to the next level by designing a doggy swimming pool complete with fountains, slides and sloping sides.
Federico Cano created the Resort Canino Can Jane just outside Barcelona to offer fun and relief from the summer heat for pet dogs.
He said of the pool: ‘I don’t see why dogs should not be allowed to enjoy a swim when the weather gets hot just like people can – especially here in Spain where it gets really hot.
‘I designed it so that it was a little bit like a beach with a gradual slope that is exactly what dogs appreciate.’
He has had some technical issues to get past, including having to create a more powerful filter system. The pool has a lot more to handle than human-only pools -just think of all that shedded fur.
One problem that owners will find at the resort, according to Mr Cano, is actually getting them out of the water: ‘The best thing is that they really burn off a lot of energy coming here.
‘Take the dog to the resort for an hour and I can guarantee that it will sleep for the next two days.’
Thinking of going for a sunny Spanish holiday? Don’t put the pooch in a kennel, take him or her with you to enjoy a good splash about.
9 June 2014 | 12:33 pm – Source: metro.co.uk