Rachel Dellar



Hi i'm Rachel Dellar, owner and manager of

Hydropaws.  Destined to work with animals from

an early age, I studied within the field of equine and 

animal sciences with a passion for relating anatomy

and physiology to performance and rehabilitation.


After a few years as a university lecturer my passion for

rehabilitation developed further whilst training racehorses and I studied

massage, myofascial release and hydrotherapy for horses.


In 2002, I moved out to New Zealand and my love of dogs took over!  After studying Canine Myofunctional Therapy and Hydrotherapy I opened Hydropaws in 2007 and in 2018 qualified as an Advanced Hydrotherapist and launched NZACH - New Zealand Association of Canine Hydrotherapists.


Most of my spare time is spent enjoying the journey of training, working and judging spaniels (for more information on the Wyebrook Springers, click here). 

Hydropaws offers a holistic approach to canine care integrating land and water based rehabilitation therapies to promote good health and mobility, performance and recovery from injury and surgery allowing dogs to live life to the full. Please do get in touch to see how we can help your dog. 


574 Anglesea Street, Hamilton
 Tel: 07 838 3775