Triple Dog Pet Therapies Licensed Massage, Swim, and Acupressure Therapy

About Us

Meet Gretchen and Rubin…and Dezi and Oscar too!

After 23 years of teaching, Gretchen retired and started her own business as a dog walker in 2008. InSONY DSC 2010, she studied small animal massage at the Northwest School of Animal Massage and shortly after, studied Traditional Chinese Medicine and Small Animal Acupressure at the Tallgrass Institute.

Gretchen is a Washington State Licensed Small Animal Massage Practitioner (SAMP) and is Nationally Board Certified in Small Animal Massage and Small Animal Acupressure.
Working and training at a swim therapy pool, in addition to her SAMP credentials, Gretchen has learned a variety of techniques and skills to help dogs with a multitude of issues find comfort, relaxation, and renewed energy through focused massage, therapeutic swimming, and gentle stretching. She will come to your home to provide a massage/acupressure session or you can contact her to schedule a swim session for your dog at Aqua Dog Spa in Kent or Splash Dog Spa in Edmonds.

Rubin the Dog Blogger and Canine Assistant…
Hello, my name is Rubin and I write the blog (Wags ‘n Words) our online journal of my (previous) img_4223adventures as a dog dog walker  and more recently, as an assistant to Gretchen’s massage, swim, and acupressure work — each of which I have been a benefactor!


On our site you can find out about the adventures we take, the dogs (and cats!) Gretchen works with therapeutically, and my insights on life, family, and friendship.

I share my dog life with an older brother, Dezi, a rescued senior dog,
and a younger brother, Oscar, a rescued Costa Rican street dog.

While I’m not a licensed massage, acupressure or swim therapist, I am the “test” dog, which means Gretchen practices on me all the time and I LOVE it. Massage, acupressure, and swim therapy have helped me maintain better range of motion, increased energy, and has been very therapeutic after a hard day of work.


Please give us a call if your canine companion needs needs massage, acupressure, or swim therapy. We’d love to meet you and help out however we can!

206-755-3119 or