Wash Dog News
The Wash Dog will be closed November 28th, Thanksgiving Day. We will re-open at 10am, Friday Nov 29th, refreshed and ready to greet the wonderful dogs of West Seattle.
Long, soft or silky dog hair has a tendency to mat, i.e., form knotted clumps of hair that become larger and tighter as time goes by. Mats can be painful as snarled hair will tighten and begin to pull the skin. They can also be a breeding ground for bacteria, particularly if the coat is wet because air cannot circulate under the mat to dry the skin. It's important to regularly brush a dog's coat to keep mats from forming. When a dog with mats comes into The Wash Dog, our groomers will examine the coat and inform the owner of the procedure necessary to remove the mats. Our policy is: Mats which are too large, too tight or too close to the skin to be removed without causing pain, will be shaved out of the coat in order to prevent pain. Brushing out large, tight or close-to-the-skin mats can be a painful process and we do everything possible to make the grooming experience positive and pain-free for your dog.
Flea season is here and we have new products. Prefer not to use pesticides on your dog? Try DerMagic's Flea Bar and Dust, with food grade diatomaceous earth. Gentle, safe, effective and DerMagic is a local company, too!
We are open again after our annual maintenance and ready to rock for 2013. Come on in... the water's fine!
Don't forget, we have complete grooming services available 7 days a week! Need a bath and a haircut for your dog? Call for an appointment today!
The Wash Dog is pleased to offer DerMagic's Hot Spot Salve to help relieve the itch and heal those irritating hot spots. Hot Spot Salve is not only made of the finest natural ingredients, but DerMagic is a local company, as well. We encourage and support local business!
Make an appointment to have your dog bathed and groomed or walk in to bathe them yourself. We're open 10am to 7:30pm Monday through Friday and 9am to 5:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
The Wash Dog is pleased to host the works of two West Seattle artists:
VaNessa Ezell displays her "Pawsed in Paint" custom acrylic pet portraits and Sissie Boatman-Guillan shows her "Paw Prints" color pet photograhs in our lobby. Stop by to see the works of these two terrific West Seattle artists!
West Seattle show dogs Samantha and Lilly regularly spend time at The Wash Dog getting ready to strut their stuff in the show ring. They've already won ribbons and are looking forward to a great show future.
Every Monday is Mixed Breed Monday at The Wash Dog!
Wash your dog in one of our self-service bays and receive a 15% discount off the regular price.
All Day Monday - 10am - 7:30pm
We changed our house shampoo this past summer to Envirogroom Oatmeal, a ph balanced, non-toxic pet shampoo made by a local Seattle company. The natural and safe ingredients in this shampoo are: Plant derived shampoo base, Aloe, Colloidial Oatmeal, Jojoba, Panthenol, Vitamin E & Soy Protein. This shampoo is great for coat conditioning and moisturizing.
Have two, three, or more dogs? Bring them to The Wash Dog and bathe them for $20 for the first dog plus only $10 per additional dog! (Same room.)
Every Tuesday is Two-Fur Tuesday at The Wash Dog.
Wash two dogs in the same self-service room for only $20!
"I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive."
"Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things - a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in the shaft of winter sunlight."
I sometimes look into the face of my dog Stan and see a wistful sadness and existential angst, when all he is actually doing is slowly scanning the ceiling for flies."
"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."
"A dog wags its tail with its heart"