The Dog Wash Etc.
1037 Forest Avenue • Portland, ME 04103
207-797-7082 • www.dogwashetc.com • info@dogwashetc.com
A Portland Dog Wash LLC Company

 

NOW OPEN AT 1037 FOREST AVE.

 

We Carry the Following Pet Foods

Tuscan Natural, Natural Balance LID, Stella & Chewy's, Orijen, Acana, Blue Buffalo, Taste of the Wild, Nature's Variety, Primal, Canidae, Fromm (our #1 seller), Wellness, Zignature, and many others! We also do special orders and carry limited amounts of many other brands.

What We Offer

The Dog Wash Etc. is a self-serve dog washing facility that provides dog owners with
the ability to wash and groom their own pets, in an environment that is low stress for
both dogs and their people. The Dog Wash Etc. provides all the necessary equipment
and supplies to wash and groom your dog and is the low-cost alternative to professional
grooming services. In addition to the benefits of cost-saving pet maintenance afforded
by a self-serve wash, dog owners can avoid the difficult task of washing their pet at
home, which often results in scratches to the family bathtub and usually includes back
stress and sore knees (our tubs are WAIST HIGH). The Dog Wash Etc. feels that washing
your dog on a regular basis is healthy for the dog and can be a fun family event.

Here's How It Works...First Come, First Served:

All you need to do is bring your dog in on a leash, no appointment necessary. We will
assist you with getting the dog into the grooming tub by either using a set of stairs or
lifting the dog in for you, if necessary. Each dog wash comes with an assortment of 
Green Groom® and Bio Groom® brand shampoos, ear, eye, and dental wipes, an assortment of brushes and
combs, tub restraint aprons, naturally scented bath colognes, super absorbent towels
and an air dryer.

Nail trimming is provided with a wash for an additional $5 dollars ($10 dollars without
the wash) Although we are primarily a self-service facility, we will provide you with as
much assistance as necessary during your visit. We will also take special appointments
for special needs dogs and will also wash your dog for you by appointment (at an
additional charge) if you don't want to do it yourself.

What You Get:

The following is included with each standard wash. In addition, we have several
shedding and dematting tools available: Professional Grooming Tub • Air Dryers •
Nail Clippers • Green Groom® and Biogroom® brand Shampoos • Brushes & Combs • Scented Grooming
Sprays • Ear, Eye, Dental Wipes • Tub Restraints • Scissors • Towels & Aprons

Important Store Policies:

Skunk dog policy:
Due to a recent incident regarding a skunk sprayed dog we can no longer allow skunk
sprayed dogs into the store. You must first wash your dog thoroughly at least once at
home and pass our “sniff” test before we will allow you to use our facility. This policy is
to avoid landlord eviction and to prevent adverse effects on the adjoining businesses.
There is a mandatory $10 skunk fee for dogs that pass the sniff test but are still
sufficiently skunky to potentially damage equipment, skunk shampoo is included with
the fee. If your dog gets sprayed mix 1 liter of hydrogen peroxide, ¼ cup of baking soda,
and a tablespoon of dish detergent. Sponge this mixture onto the effected areas and let
sit for 30 minutes and then rinse. Follow this up with a good dog wash.

Leashed dog policy:
Please make sure your dog is on a leash or in a carrier upon entering the store. Dog owner
must be in control of their dog(s) upon entering! Please ask for assistance if necessary.
We reserve the right to ban anyone not in compliance with this policy from using our facility.

Last wash policy:
Last wash is 1/2 hour before we close.

Sun 10:00 - 5:00
Mon 9:30 - 7:00
Tues 9:30 - 7:00
Wed 9:30 - 7:00
Thur 9:30 - 7:00
Fri 9:30 - 7:00
Sat 9:00 - 6:00
 

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