Dog Wash of the Future Hits Texas

An Australian-made, coin-operated dog wash machine makes its U.S. splash in Midland.

Posted: May 21, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

Wash and go. That’s the concept behind the first “Do-It-Yourself Dog Wash” machine up and running in Midland, Texas.

The coin-operated system uses the Australian-made K9000 Self Service Dog Wash cleans, treats fleas, conditions, and rinses dogs in 10 minutes. And all for $10, said Erik MacPherson, president of TMC Pet Vending Solutions, which distributes the system. For larger, longhaired dog breeds – or particularly dirty dogs – owners can buy an extended 15-minute wash.

“It is just like a self-serve car wash,” he said. “It’s a big, growing trend.”

The self-contained, self-serve dog wash unit is designed to keep pets safe, he said. When a dog steps inside, two chain links can tether the dog on one side.

To start the process, pet owners select the shampoo, then click on the coconut-based conditioner. Then a one-minute flea treatment is followed by a rinse and a two-speed dryer. The cleansing products used are free of chemicals.

“The whole idea is to get you in and out as quickly as possible,” he said. “People can come and use the equipment at their own convenience.”

Dogs of every breed and size can be washed in the K9000. Even cats have been washed in the dog wash, MacPherson said.

“It really is a pet wash,” he said. “If you wanted to bring your ferret and wash your ferret, that’s OK.”

Several other U.S. locations are in the process of installing the newly introduced dog wash model, he said, including Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia and Ohio. The cost of the dog wash machine is $21, 995.

“You’ll see them popping up at dog parks and animal shelters,” he said, “It gives $10 to the shelter and the people know their money goes to a good cause.”

The new dog wash in Midland will be open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. in the Mesa Verde Shopping Center.


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José Miguel   Los Angeles, CA

1/18/2010 10:52:12 AM

Hi i want to know de costs for get this machine y want to open this business in mi country, i am from Ecuador South America, and i want to visit you and have a meeting and buy your machine, but what is the coast for hole

thank you

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Pet Palooza   Midland, TX

9/18/2009 11:10:46 AM

Pet Palooza & Adoption
Saturday, October 24th,

Great family day with pony rides, clowns, dog Halloween contest, adoptable dog fashion show and so much more.

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Kim   Seoul, MI

7/21/2009 8:08:53 AM


I am John Kim, Korean from the company of Kappa i emme co.,ltd., located in Seoul,

I am very interested in your dog wash machine in order for me to introduce it to korean

So if you don't mind, i would like to ask you to give me some information about the product, price

If everything is ok, i want to do business with your product in korea.

I am waiting for your reply.

Thank you very


John Kim

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Fran   St. Johns, AZ

6/26/2009 12:54:56 PM

I am seriously considering something like this. I saw one that was just a tub w/ a ramp, a water sprayer and a blow dryer along with a money changer located with a car wash. Could you give me info on who to contact for getting equipment? Thanks in advance. Fran Brower

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