Let’s face it, bathing your dog at home is no easy feat. Not only is it downright messy but making sure you have the right supplies on hand, painfully bending over the bathtub and having dog hair clogging up your drain make the task all but convenient. Not to mention it can be hard to thoroughly dry your pet and having a wet dog running around the house afterwards is less than ideal.
Thankfully there are groomers and self-serve dog washes to turn doggy bath time into an enjoyable experience for you and your pup.
Here’s one groomer that does it right: Belly scRubs in Hurricane, West Virginia. An award-winning groomer, Belly scRubs has been rated “Best in the Valley” and “Best in the Tri-State” for three years running. And they are close to a 5-star customer review average. Belly scRubs is essentially three dog businesses in one:
- A full-service grooming shop for large and small dogs as well as cats, open Monday through Saturday, by appointment.
- A self-serve dog wash.
- A shop with natural and herbal dog products, dog food from Fromm, great treats, collars, grooming tools, dog colognes and much more.
One of the offerings that sets Belly scRubs apart is the self-serve dog wash station. They offer two state-of-the-art Evolution Dog Wash units open 24/7 with herbal dog shampoos built-in, along with complimentary towels and blow dryers. Many of their customers have used the same words to describe it, “Sooo much better than the bathtub!”
Customer Candace enjoys washing her dog Daisy at Belly scRubs in the Evolution Dog Wash machine.
Belly scRubs has been in business for over 10 years. “We originally started out with another brand of self-serve dog wash machines,” Belly scRubs owner, Phil Schenk, explains. “We had two units and they were probably ending their useful lifetimes. We knew that we needed an updated look and operation, so we recently purchased and installed two new Evolution Dog Wash machines.” Schenk says, “Evolution Dog Wash was a logical choice because the ease of use, but we were also sold on the sleek design and improved technology.”
In addition to the sleek, modern design, Evolution Dog Wash offers a high-quality product and good customer service. “I had great discussions with the salesperson, there was no pushiness, and we’ve received great support since receiving the machines,” Schenk said.
Installing an Evolution Dog Wash is a win-win for customers and store owners alike. Customers love the affordable do-it-yourself option and ease of use, and store owners appreciate the additional revenue. For Belly scRubs, Schennk explains “we gross between $3,500 and $5,000 a month from the two machines total. Grooming and professional bathing are still the financial base for us, but that extra money is very helpful in making our profit.” And beyond revenue, Evolution Dog Wash helps drive traffic and promotes a fun, healthy atmosphere. “Perhaps as important is the good advertising and good-will that the self-serve provides.”
Evolution Dog Wash is a great way to increase store traffic, drive additional revenue and make bath time a breeze for our four-legged friends and their owners. For more information on Evolution Dog Wash, visit EvolutionDogWash.com.