Doggone Clean! AquaDog Spa Opens its Doors - Owner Finds New Passion with Self-service Dog Wash

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At AquaDog Spa, dog owners don't need to worry about chasing their shampooed pooches around the yard, or throughout the house, getting mud on the walls or cleaning up the furry aftermath. This unique, self-service dog wash takes the chaos out of dog washing and keeps the focus on bonding for owner and pet.

At AquaDog Spa, dog owners don't need to worry about chasing their shampooed pooches around the yard, or throughout the house, getting mud on the walls or cleaning up the furry aftermath. This unique, self-service dog wash takes the chaos out of dog washing and keeps the focus on bonding for owner and pet.

AquaDog Spa was born from owner Beth Briggs's love for canines and her inspiration to change her career path.

"Dogs have always been a major part of my life and when I was considering pursuing other career options, it occurred to me to open my own business centered around dogs," Briggs said. "I'm looking forward to meeting fellow dog lovers in the area and helping them take care of their pets."

The new facility aims to help busy dog owners looking for a clean, safe and affordable place to bathe their pet. Elevated wash stations have access ramps as well as tie-outs to keep the dog safely in place, and professional-grade dryers are available so pups are dry for the trip home. AquaDog Spa's staff offers customers bathing tips to be sure their dog is thoroughly cleaned. Standard supplies and equipment usage are all included in the cost, and customers can usually be done with the process in 30 minutes. To reward pets after their bath, there are a variety of retail items available for purchase such as leashes, collars, toys, as well as organic pet treats.

Briggs points out the benefit of a self-wash facility: "Some dogs can get frightened when at a groomer," she said. "When owners wash their dogs, it can provide a more comfortable environment for the animal. But if owners prefer, a professional groomer will also be available for appointments."

Whether self-wash or professional, the ASPCA stresses the importance of grooming to check your pooch for injuries, fleas or other irregularities. Habitual grooming benefits a dog's health and helps to address potential issues such as parasites and skin conditions.

AquaDog Spa will hold a grand opening, January 9th 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., which will be host to a Cutest Dog Contest, with prizes awarded to the first, second and third place pups. The winning pooch will be awarded with a framed pet portrait by photographer Brian Raap. The spa has also teamed up with Pets for Patriots, a recognized 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to connecting loyal pets with our country's loyal military members and veterans (http://www.petsforpatriots.org/). Pets for Patriots will raffle off a gift basket filled with items for both pet and person at the grand opening event, and 10% of all washes done during the day of the event will be donated to the not-for-profit.

For more information, call Beth at 203.297.6133 or visit http://www.aquadogonline.com.

About AquaDog Spa
AquaDog Spa is a self-service dog washing facility serving the residents of eastern Putnam County, NY and western Fairfield County, CT. Owned and operated by Beth Briggs, AquaDog Spa provides customers with all the supplies and equipment necessary to wash and dry their own dog(s) in a clean, upscale, climate-controlled, indoor environment. Visit AquaDog Spa at http://www.aquadogonline.com or at 32 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT 06801.

About Pets for Patriots
Pets for Patriots, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charity helping military members honorably adopt adult shelter pets, giving the gifts of fidelity, joy and companionship to both pet and person. Visit http://www.petsforpatriots.org/ for more information.

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Kate Ottavio
Co-Communications
860.676.4400
kate(at)cocommunications(dot)com

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