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Okay, okay, maybe not the next best thing and maybe not even new for most people, but it sure is new to me! Since moving back to the Dayton area I have had the hardest time finding a new groomer for my pampered pooches. From being wildly expensive to just down right dirty. A few weeks ago I took a trip to my local pet store Pet Valu to buy my black lab Baylee diapers, she is an old lady and needs those sort of things (Oh what fun!).  The whole store was recently remodeled and they added a self serve dog wash! This may not be exciting to some but when you have a 75 lb walking ball of fur that is bound and determined to clog your bathtub drain this is a game changer (see her picture? Isn’t she cute?).

I was so intrigued by this, coming from Jacksonville, NC there was nothing like this. I can bring my dog and wash her in someone else’s tub and they clean up after me? Yes please! This particular store offers everything you need for your washing needs, a big tub with steps, removable sprayer, towels, apron,shampoo,conditioner, blow dryer, and my favorite the FURminator . All of this for only $10. When speaking to a few of the local groomers and getting price quotes some wanted as much as $60 just for a wash. I love the idea of these self serve dog washes, it is a great money saving opportunity and is totally worth not having to clean my drain out. I hope to see more of these pop up in our great community.