Dogs enjoying Poole beaches can now go home clean and sand-free after a visit to a new self service dog wash that has been installed at Sandbanks car park.
The Evolution Dog Wash is a self-operated dog wash which allows dog owners to select from a range of available options including, environmentally friendly shampoo, flea & tick shampoo, conditioner and a blow dry function.
Owners wash and dry their dog in warm water using the spray nozzle provided whilst the dog stands behind a safe secure enclosure. Customers can select the choice of service and how many minutes required from as little as two pounds.
Councillor John Rampton, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Environment and Consumer Protection, Borough of Poole, said: “We are hoping this will be a useful service for our numerous dog owners who enjoy Poole’s award winning beaches. We will monitor the level of demand and may consider introducing the service at other locations."
Evolution Dogwash is completely managed and funded by Evolution Dogwash Limited, a UK company owned by local business people Mark Whittaker and Tracy Black. Evolution is leasing the space from Borough of Poole for an initial eighteen month contract.
Tracy Black said of the new facility: "The Evolution Dogwash has proven to be incredibly well received in the USA where over 300 machines have already been installed. We hope to make dog owner’s lives easier by providing a fun and cost effective way of washing your dog. No more sandy cars and dog hair in the bath!“
The dog wash is located behind the Sandbanks Beach office, adjacent to the car park.