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A happy regular and his humans
This nervous German Shepherd x Great Pyrenees has learned to love the dryer after several visits
Such a beauty, wet or dry!
She loves to mutter and grumble during her baths but is always happy to run in to visit each time
Sun in the sky + mud on the ground = dogs in our baths!
Professional grooms also available
Awash with Dogs Ltd
Cutting it Short...
We’re a self-service dog wash facility providing a safe, convenient and comfortable way to clean up your grubby pup after they’ve had the fun of getting filthy!
Want to D.I.Y? Our baths, grooming platforms and blaster dryers are easy and comfortable to use.
Want a full-service groom? We have a professional groomer happy to book you in for an appointment.
Reactive dog? Tuesdays are by appointment only so that you’ll be completely undisturbed and your dog can enjoy the experience in peace.
Got a new puppy in the family and want to socialise them well both with other puppies and with the environment of the grooming parlour? We’ll be holding puppy socialisation groups every week for puppies under 20 weeks.
The Shaggy Dog Story
In 2019 our little family, formerly just my 13 year old son and me, was joined by a beautiful, funny, loveable, kind, stupid, clever Golden Retriever puppy called Not Alan.
We soon discovered, as countless goldie owners before us have, that Golden Retrievers LOVE to be dirty and wet and stinky. Especially stinky.
As Not Alan the puppy rapidly grew into Not Alan the 40kg dog, the regular task of hauling him through the house, to the bathroom and into the bath as he dripped, shook and rubbed whatever he had swam in, rolled in or splashed in across the carpets and walls was becoming an absolute mission. The cleaning of the floors, walls and bath often took just as long as the bathing of the fluffy culprit too!
While joking with an American friend about the herculean task whenever Not Alan did another hippo impression I was asked “well why don’t you just take him to a dog wash?”
The idea of having a place I could go to clean up the adorable fluffy fool without the back pain for the following days and without having to clean up the trail of devastation seemed like heaven and my American friends couldn’t believe that it wasn’t a common thing here in the U.K.
And so an idea formed.
I decided to provide a service for all dog owners in a area, whether their dogs were part hippo like Not Alan, prone to fur staining, lovers of rolling in stinky stuff, prone to being a bit musty or just enjoyed a good pamper now and again.
Having friends and family with disabilities who are simply not able to bathe their own dogs at home and so must try to book in with a groomer whenever they’ve got a grubby puppy, I became determined to ensure that our facilities would be fully accessible for all abilities and so I have made sure to take valuable advice towards making this happen.
Having other friends with reactive and anxious dogs, I became determined that dogs with anxiety or behavioural problems could also enjoy an experience with us and so I have set aside a day of the week to be by appointment only with a nice gap between slots to prevent any stress.
Ideas have a tendency of inviting more ideas and so I decided to add a professional groomer in to the mix for those who would prefer a full-service experience and we also offer a few high quality products for sale both online and in the salon.
We aim to provide a real boutique experience, whether you’re wanting the full self-service package – bath, shampoo, conditioner, blow dry – a quick bath and then out, or an appointment with our on-site groomer.
Our specialised dog baths have a non-slip ramp and sliding door for easy access so you wont need to lift large and heavy dogs up, can be easily used whatever sized dog you have without bending down. With adjustable non-slip floor grates and an overhead grooming arm with adjustable loops to keep your dog safe and secure.
Our specially built grooming platforms have a ramp up to save you from lifting and an overhead grooming arm with adjustable loops.
Our dog air blasters are great even for dogs who dislike human hair dryers.
Tracey Bryant, September 2022
Best dog people around
Charlotte Horscroft, September 2022
Awash with Dogs is a complete life saver for us! Donna and Isaac are always on hand with a warm and friendly welcome providing a place without judgement for how smelly and unruly my pack of spaniels are and can’t do enough to help you. Reasonably priced and a genuine treasure for us in the South East!
Lauren Jordan, September 2022
Super friendly, very accommodating,
Listing Updated: 26/05/2023
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