A clean pup is a happy pup: Basic guidelines for using the pet wash at Pittsboro Pet Supply

By Gene Galin

Pittsboro, NC – Pittsboro Pet Supply has recently unveiled their latest addition to their pet care services – a Pet Wash 24/7. Located right in front of their pet supply store, this state-of-the-art self-service pet washing facility aims to provide pet owners with a convenient and affordable way to keep their furry friends clean and fresh. It’s a do-it-yourself pet wash which costs $10 for 15 minutes of use. All supplies are included.

I took my dog over in the first week to give it a try and give him a bath. Before I started, I talked to Josh Miller about what are some of the basic guidelines for using the pet wash properly.

Here’s a rundown of what you need to know:

We begin the video with a brief introduction to the pet wash area, located at the front of Pittsboro Pet Supply. Josh explains that the pet wash is a self-service facility where pet owners can bring their dogs for a bath. The facility is equipped with a tub, grooming tools, and pet-friendly shampoos and conditioners.

Josh then proceeds to explain the step-by-step process of using the pet wash. He advises pet owners to bring their own towels, as the facility does not provide them. Before using the pet wash, it is recommended to brush the dog’s fur to remove any tangles or mats.

Next, Josh demonstrates how to properly secure the dog in the tub using the adjustable leash provided. It is important to ensure that the dog is comfortable and secure to prevent any accidents or injuries. Once the dog is safely secured, the pet owner can use the provided hose and sprayer to wet the dog’s fur.

After wetting the fur, Josh suggests applying pet-friendly shampoo and gently massaging it into the dog’s coat. It is important to use shampoos that are specifically formulated for dogs, as human shampoos can be harsh and irritating to their skin. josh also recommends avoiding the dog’s face and ears while applying shampoo.

Once the dog’s coat is thoroughly shampooed, the next step is rinsing. Josh demonstrates how to use the sprayer to rinse off all the shampoo from the dog’s fur, ensuring that no residue is left behind. It is crucial to rinse the dog’s fur completely to prevent any skin irritation or discomfort.

After rinsing, Josh suggests using a pet-friendly conditioner, if desired. Conditioner helps to moisturize the dog’s fur and make it softer and more manageable. Similar to shampoo, the conditioner should be applied and rinsed off thoroughly.

Once the bathing process is complete, Josh advises using the provided towels to dry the dog’s fur. It is important to dry the dog thoroughly to prevent them from getting cold or developing skin issues. He also recommends using a pet-safe hairdryer on a low or cool setting, if available, to speed up the drying process.

In addition to the basic guidelines, our video provides some additional tips and recommendations. Josh advises pet owners to bring their own grooming tools, such as brushes or combs, to remove any loose fur or debris from the dog’s coat. It is also recommended to bring treats or rewards to make the bathing experience more positive for the dog.

We conclude the video by reminding viewers to clean up after themselves and their pets. It is important to remove any fur, water splashes, or messes created during the bathing process to keep the facility clean and ready for the next user.

According to Josh, “The Pet Wash offers pet owners a convenient way to keep their dogs clean without the hassle of bathing them at home. It’s a cost-effective option that provides all the necessary facilities and products to give your pet a proper wash and grooming session.”

Here’s a quick three step summary of the pet wash process:

Step 1: Getting Started

Upon entering the Pet Wash, you will find yourself in a heated and cooled wet room designed specifically for pet bathing. The first step is to get your dog situated comfortably. Take your dog to the designated washing area and ensure they are relaxed before proceeding with the washing process.

Step 2: Making the Payment

Similar to a do-it-yourself car wash, the Pet Wash operates on a payment system. To initiate the process, you will need to make a payment of ten dollars for a 15-minute session. The payment can be made using credit cards, including Apple Pay and Android Pay. Simply tap, insert, or swipe your credit card to complete the transaction. It’s important to note that the Pet Wash is a cashless machine, so credit card payment is the only accepted method.

Step 3: Washing and Grooming

Once your payment is successfully processed, the Pet Wash will allocate 15 minutes for your session, and the timer will begin. During this time, you will have access to all the necessary tools and products for a thorough pet wash. The Pet Wash provides high-quality pet shampoos, including tearless shampoo, conditioner, flea and tick treatment, and pet deodorizer. These products are included in the cost of your session.

Additionally, the Pet Wash is equipped with a vacuum and a dryer, allowing you to give your pet a complete grooming experience. It is advised to make use of these tools if you have sufficient time, and afterwards, kindly clean up after yourself to maintain cleanliness and hygiene for the next user. The Pet Wash is diligently cleaned every day to ensure a pleasant experience for all pet owners.

You can watch the short video on YouTube.

00:04 Pittsboro Pet Supply opened a new 24/7 Pet Wash

  • Located in front of the store
  • Provides convenient pet washing services

00:29 We opened a 24/7 do-it-yourself pet wash at Pittsboro Pet Supply.

  • Customers can bring their dogs anytime.
  • The pet wash costs $10 for 15 minutes.

00:45 The building has a heated and cooled wet room for dogs.

  • The wet room is the entire room where the Josh is standing.
  • The purpose of the wet room is to get the dog in and clean them.

01:04 Process of getting a dog situated and payment is similar to a car wash

  • Dog is situated first before starting the process
  • Payment process is similar to a car wash

01:19 Cashless do-it-yourself car wash with a leash borrowing option.

  • Customers can use credit card or Apple pay for payment.
  • Leashes are available for borrowing in case customers forget or have a retractable leash.

01:35 Android Pay allows for easy payment methods

  • Users can tap, insert, or swipe their credit card
  • Payments can be made quickly and include a 15-minute time limit

01:58 Pet deodorizer for flea and tick control

  • Instructions to clean the machine after use to maintain cleanliness and fragrance

02:13 Instructions will be provided and demonstrated live to complete the task within 15 minutes.

  • Participants can refer to the instructions provided.
  • Live demonstration will be conducted with the help of Josh.