Washing Your Dog


Winnie the Mini Golden Retriever

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We have four raised dog tubs that are easy to enter for your dog and one walk-in shower for the truly humongous or dogs with mobility issues. Newfoundland, Great Pyrenees, and similar-sized dogs fit easily in the tubs. For the small fry we have a booster seat.

For the washes, we will provide you with dog shampoos and conditioners specific to your dog's needs. Please see the different wash packages below. The shampoos are sulfate-free and free of parabens. You will receive towels and can use the built-in pet dryers, as well as ear cleaner, brushes, and nail trimmers.

Of course you can also hire us to do the nail trimming or even the whole wash. Please make an appointment for a full-service wash. If you are interested in a full haircut for your dog, please see here.

Customers have asked about time limits: There is generally no time limit on a self-service wash. Please schedule enough time, usually between a half to a full hour to get your dog reasonable dry. We close at 7 pm (6 pm on Sundays) and accept the last dog for a self-service wash 40 min before closing!

How often can/should I wash my dog?

We have new wash packages!

Delicious Dog

Delicious Dog comes with a choice of plum or blueberry shampoos and conditioners for a heavenly smell without being perfumy.

Both Nature's Specialty products are excellent with rich conditioners.

Madramor Mud

The MadraMor Mud Treatments have a great track record of soothing and healing tough skin issues. The mud absorbs and removes oils and pathogens and essential oils and omega-3 rich oils heal. I have used them successfully on my own dog.

There are four mud treatments available: Fortifying, which treats yeast and staph infections and also combats fleas and ticks; Soothing for hot spots, Mobility, which is self-heating and brings relief to old dog's joints in addition to caring for their skin, and Shed Safely, which reduces shedding by promoting healthy skin and coat.

For the first time in three years, we had to raise some prices slightly. Please see the basic wash, skin conditions, and I rolled in it.

Self-Service Wash Packages

Wash PackageDescriptionRate
The Shake & ShineShampoo + Conditioner + Tearless Facial Wash + Coat Shine Spray
All bells and whistles!
BasicShampoo + Conditioner
Just a good clean.
Smelly DogDouble Dose Shampoo + Conditioner + Coat Shine Spray
For dogs with an oily coat or a distinct 'doggie smell'. Two rounds of shampoo.
I Rolled in It! Skunk-off Shampoo + Conditioner + Coat Shine Spray
When "Smelly Dog" is not enough: Get rid of poop and dead animal smells. It works!
Dry Skin Emu Oil Shampoo and Conditioner
Emu oil relieves dry, itchy skin. The shampoo contains cedar oil and other flea repellant essential oils.
HypoallergenicHypoallergenic Aloe Shampoo + Aloe Conditioner
For sensitive skin.
DeShed WashShampoo + Conditioner + Detangle Coat Shine Spray + Wet Brushing
The shampoo/conditioner combo releases loose fur and makes the brush-out much easier. It results in a smooth, shiny coat. Bring extra time for the brush-out!
Skin ConditionsTea Tree Oil Shampoo or Zymox Shampoo + Conditioner
Several medicated shampoos and conditioners are available to combat yeast and other skin infections.
Natural Flea BathNatural Flea Shampoo + Skin-soothing Conditioner + Cedar Spray Down for your Dog + Cedar Oil Spray for your Car
The very effective shampoo kills fleas with essential oils and relieves itching. Cedar oil spray is a potent flea killer and repellant. Neither shampoo nor spray are toxic for you or your dog. Cedar oil spray for treating your dog and home further is available for sale.
DeSkunkSkunk-off Shampoo + Conditioner + Skunk-off Spray as needed
Get a thorough deskunking bath immediately, otherwise the smell will re-activate for months each time the dog gets wet.
Shiny WhiteWhitening Shampoo + Conditioner + Coat Shine Spray
Whitening and brightening shampoo makes white coats shine.
Delicious DogBlueberry or Plum Shampoo + Conditioner + Coat Shine Spray
For a bit of extra fine scent (not perfumy).
Puppy Bath Up to 5 months: Tearless Puppy Shampoo + Coat Shine Spray
A quick bath gentle on puppy coats and easy on puppy patience.
After-Hike Hose DownLots of Water and Towels in the Walk-in Shower
Much better than the garden hose!

MadraMor Mud Treatments

Dog SizeDescriptionRate
Small Dog (up to 20lb)Hypoallergenic Shampoo + MadraMor Mud $18
Medium Dog (up to 50lb)Hypoallergenic Shampoo + MadraMor Mud $23
Large Dog (up to 80lb)Hypoallergenic Shampoo + MadraMor Mud $26
Extra Large Dog (80+lbs)Hypoallergenic Shampoo + MadraMor Mud $30


Add OnsDescriptionRate
Nail DremelUse of our Dremel Tool $2
Tearless FacialNo-Tear Shampoo for Face and Muzzle $1
Toothbrush and Tooth PasteExactly that$2
Coat Shine SpraySpray of your choice - easy brush-out, cuts static $1


Two Dogs One after the other in the same tub $2 ea
Three DogsOne after the other in the same tub $2.50 ea
Small DogDepending on size and hairiness of the dog.  


We provide the services listed below. No appointment needed for nail trimming and ear cleaning. See also here for nail trimming.

Nail Trimwith a bath $8
 without a bath $12
Ear Cleaningalways$3

Store Location
We are located at
1501 North State Street
State Street x Champion Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Parking on our block is only ¢25/hour.
Free after 5 pm and on the weekends.
Telephone: (360) 296-5226
Opening Hours
Monday through Saturday
10 am - 7 pm
Sunday 12 pm - 6 pm
Last dog accepted for washing 30 min before closing.
Holiday Hours
We observe the following holidays and will be closed on:
Easter Sunday
Fourth of July
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas: 23rd, 24th, 25th
New Year's: 31st, 1st
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