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Hard Plastic Baby Pools for Dogs

Updated on March 17, 2012

I did a write-up on doggie pools some time ago, and I listed a number of wading pools / baby pools that many dogs have since delighted in. However, some owners reported that their dogs were too heavy for the materials used in those particular pools and they asked if there was anything sturdier available. As a matter of fact, there is, but these are mostly just for lounging in as they are not big enough for big dogs to swim properly in. (Although smaller breeds should be able to do that just fine.) That said, when it's really sweltering outside most dogs will be plenty happy to just laze about in cool water and these hard plastic kiddie pools, which double as sandboxes, are just the thing y'all are looking for. I happen to use something almost identical to the first pool on the list for my own 45 lb, long haired and very furry baby girl, and she loves, loves loves it.

Shell Baby Pool (Dog pool!)

Right, this is almost exactly the same thing I have at home and I am very pleased with it. This is the type of wading pool you had if you grew up in the 80s, so many of you will remember these. The reason they are hard to find on places like Amazon is because they are not listed as baby pools, but rather sandboxes. Eh, whatever. If you look at the photos they are clearly meant to be used as either. Mine came just like this -- as a shell that can be closed. In my case, I simply cut the ties and gave the other half to a neighbor who also has a dog. If you'd rather keep the shell together you can just close it up when not in use, or if you've got two dogs you can have one for each of them. This is very, very durable hard plastic and even a large dog should be able to relax and lay down in it. My own 45 lb baby will rest her head on the top edge and just relax for more than an hour at a time. Try it, your dog will love it.

Crab Baby Pool (Dog Pool!)

This is another hard plastic sandbox that can be used as a wading pool for your dog. It does not have a drain hole which is why it's got the lid -- this is a good thing, obviously, since you'd be using it as a pool.  It's cute and playful and just the right size for a dog to lay down and relax in (3ft x 3ft inside) on a hot summer's day. Sand is sold separately so you won't need to worry about getting rid of it.

Turtle Baby Pool (Dog pool!)

I think every kid in my neighborhood had one of these when I was in elementary school. Similar to the top version (but cheaper) this is another hard plastic sandbox that will prove to be a durable doggie pool. This one is not quite as big as the above version but should still be inviting enough for most dogs to relax in. It measures about 40 inches wide. Again, keeps the rain out with the lid so it should be a good pool for your doggie.

Guardian Gear Dog Pool

Ok, this one isn't a hard plastic pool for dogs, but it is a very popular, portable, durable pool that was created with doggies in mind. This is the large version and there is also a smaller version. Very easy to set up and quite a nifty looking pool, really!


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