Sure, we're Maine's original dog wash but what exactly does the ETC entail?
- Professional grooming, full serve washes and nail trims
- A large selection of holistic dry, wet and raw dog and cat food
- Bulk and single all-natural treats made in USA
- The toughest natural and synthetic toys on the market
- Collars, leads, harnesses and training tools
- Dental, health and cleaning supplies
- ...and more!
Our knowledgable staff can council you on any dietary problems your pet may be facing, and we're so committed to finding the right diet that we guarantee all the food we sell! If you don't see your brand on the shelves ask us about placing a FREE special order.
We Carry the Following Pet Foods
Acana, Blue Buffalo, Canidae, Fromm, Natural Balance LID, Nature's Variety Instinct, NutriSource, Orijen, Primal, Stella & Chewey's, Taste of the Wild, Tuscan Natural, Wellness, Zignature in addition to 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. We provide 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 damage 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 and eye 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, or $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 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.
The following is included with each wash:
We also have several specialty shedding and dematting tools available, and offer extras like whitening shampoo, facials, paw wax, medicated shampoo and conditioners for a small fee.
- Professional grooming tub with restraint
- Industry-standard air dryers
- All-natural, locally-made dog shampoos to meet a variety of needs
- Combs, brushes, scissors, nail clippers
- Ear and eye wipes
- Towels and aprons
- Ramps and stairs for reluctant or aging dogs
- Conditioning deodorizing spritzers
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.