While working as an aged care nurse and paramedic for 12 years, Donna noticed the benefits of hydrotherapy and natural therapies with the people she cared for and treated.

As a boxer breeder Donna has found not only does hydrotherapy and alternative therapies help humans she found a remarkable benefit to dogs.

Donna was inspired to open Canine Cubby – Activity Centre for Dogs, in Yatala, 2007 as she was unable to find a hydrotherapy centre close to home to treat her own injured boxer Leeroy, so the purpose build pool was designed.

After outgrowing the old centre, Donna relocated Canine Cubby in 2016 to it’s current location in Loganholme on 1.5 acres .

This is where Donna has built another purpose built pool, this time for her beloved Boxer Rivers, who sadly passed away before it was installed.

This 70cm deep pool was designed with a window to observe the dogs movement during water confidence education and to correct the dog’s gait whilst swimming or walking.