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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Pamper Fifi with pint-sized whirlpool

By Craig Wilson
USA Today

It continues to be a dog's life.

MTI Whirlpools near Atlanta, makers of high-end water spas for humans, has introduced Jentle Pet, a whirlpool for Rover. The pet spa made its debut last month at the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show in Chicago.

"There was a tremendous amount of interest in it," MTI's Michael Kornowa says. "It's all based on the growing interest people have in their pets. They're family members now."

And pampered ones, at that.

The self-cleaning whirlpool, designed for permanent installation in garages, laundry or mud rooms, comes with a handheld shower and can be equipped with five full-size point-massage whirlpool jets and air volume control.

"It's perfect for older dogs with hip problems or arthritis," Kornowa says. Price: $1,199 as a soaker, up to $2,599 for a spa with whirlpool.

For a list of showrooms, visit www.mtiwhirlpools.com.