When a pal instructed long-time canine groomers Sandy Dunbar and Terrianne Weber about self-service canine washes, they thought it was a superb thought for St. Johns County.
So in 2020, the associates and companions in a canine grooming enterprise opened the Soggy Doggy.
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“We appeared round and noticed that nobody else was doing this, discovered the proper location, and right here we’re,” Weber stated.
Positioned reverse the Crescent Seashore ramp on A1A in southern St. Johns County, the enterprise options six giant stainless-steel tubs the place clients can convey their soiled pooches and bathe them themselves.
A very good wash after a day on the seaside
“We get individuals who do not need to put moist, sandy canines of their vehicles for the journey house from the seaside. We get individuals do not need to mess up their bogs or clog their drains with canine fur,” Dunbar stated. “Within the winter, individuals who would wash their canines outdoors convey them right here.”
Clients can select from three packages: The Surfer Dude, $7, is for a canine that simply wants a wash and dry after a day on the seaside; the Fluffy Pet, $14, comes with a particular canine shampoo, face wash and conditioner; and the Finest in Present, $20, makes use of knowledgeable canine bathing system with a selection of shampoos, conditioners and doggy cologne.
“The system takes the shampoo out of the bottle and mixes it to the correct quantity with water robotically, so you do not have to pre-wet your canine,” Dunbar stated. “You simply set it to the shampoo that you really want. Flip it to ‘clear,’ and it penetrates proper via the coat onto the pores and skin.”
All the tubs provide preheated water at a temperature suggest by veterinarians and have high-velocity dryers mounted subsequent to them.
There isn’t a time restrict to pamper your pet.
“We have now some folks that have are available in they usually’re out and in in 5 to 10 minutes, and we’ve different individuals which might be right here for half an hour to 45 minutes,” Dunbar stated. “This can be a nice wait to pamper your greatest pal.”
And the Soggy Doggy has every little thing pet house owners must hold their four-legged associates recent.
“We provide every little thing however the soiled canine,” Weber stated. “We even offer you an apron so you do not get moist.”
Final week Kerri Lee introduced her two very soiled canines, Lucy and Jersey, to get a shower earlier than returning house to Alabama after spending per week on the seaside.
“That is nice. I needed we had one thing like this again house. I used to be not trying ahead to spending 5 hours within the automobile with these smelly guys,” Lee stated. “We come to [Crescent Beach] yearly as a result of this seaside is so pet pleasant. This place is simply one other instance.”
“These guys are my infants. They deserve one of the best,” Lee stated.
The Soggy Doggy is open seven days per week and likewise affords full-service washing and grooming.
For data, name 904-471-0364 or go to soggydoggyfl.com.