DIY Coin-Operated Dog Wash Stations Make Their Debut in the U.S.

Posted by Mateja Lane
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These little dog washing stations will soon be coming to pet stores, groomers, kennels, doggie daycare businesses, and veterinary practices near you!

How often do you take your dog on a hike, to the lake, river, or dog beach on the ocean, or even a muddy dog park and they end up much dirtier than when you left the house? Then, you think, there is no way you are getting up on the bed until you go to the groomer or get the hose treatment in the yard. Next, you wrestle with your dog as he resists the cold water stream from the hose or the dreaded shampoo in your hand.

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were dog washing stations on the way home from your fun outing? You could stop by, put your dog in the tub, insert some quarters for some shampoo and warm water, and your best friend would be squeaky clean and ready to snuggle.

These dog washing stations aren’t just wishful thinking for American pet owners!

Tru-Blu K9000 is the world’s leading manufacturer of dog wash stations. These little units make washing your dog easy, fast, more affordable and less stressful than dropping your dog at the groomer or wrestling with them while using the hose.

The company has already seen huge success with dog lovers in Australia, where the brand originated.

The self-service dog wash units can be both indoors and outdoors since they are made with superior materials that withstand the elements. The DIY dog wash stations are coin-operated so they are basically mini car washes meant for the canine variety!

The Tru-Blu Dog Wash units boast lower water consumption, feature blow dryers, dispense different dog-specific products, and a drainage system that minimizes water and dog hair on the floor! Plus, the coin-operated dog washes are built to run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year! That means no closures during holidays or after business hours, which is really the prime time for walks anyways, if we are being honest.

Posted by K9000 Self Service Dog Wash on Friday, January 19, 2018

The company will make their debut during the Global Pet Expo in Orlando when they will announce the opening of their U.S. headquarters in Wilmington, North Carolina. 

Tru-Blu K9000’s US CEO Paul Baron is excited about entering the U.S. market. He says that the company has already sold 1,200 machines worldwide, and having headquarters in North Carolina will help reach American dog owners. The company’s current clients are so happy with the dog washing system!

“We have a K9000 Tru-Blu dog wash at our veterinary hospital because we find them efficient; they run themselves,” said Penny Broadbent of Beleura Veterinary Hospital in Mornington, Australia.

“Our clients and other visitors can use the dog wash 24/7; we don’t have to be open for it to be running. We started with one machine and within months we had to add a second one because demand was so high.”

Here are some perfect venues for the addition of a fully self-serve dog wash system, according to the company:

  • Shopping malls
  • Apartment buildings, rental communities, and condominium complexes
  • Car wash
  • Pet store
  • Dog Parks and pet-friendly recreational areas
  • Beach access – co-locate with showers and bathrooms
  • Campgrounds and RV parks
  • Real estate developments
  • Quick-lube oil change
  • Convenience store and gas/auto service station
  • Veterinary clinics and animal hospitals

Contact Paul through email: and he can get you set up with a new K9000 coin-operated dog wash machine! It’s a great business opportunity!

Happy dog washing!

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DIY Coin-Operated Dog Wash Stations Make Their Debut in the U.S.