A Clean Dog Is a Happy Dog

The self-service dog wash – you may never have heard of such a thing.

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Pets | Issue: August 2009

Owner Todd DeSmet washes Baxter with his sons Trent and Tyler at Budget Dog Wash.

The self-service dog wash – you may never have heard of such a thing, but Budget Dog Wash seems to be taking Tulsa and Broken Arrow by storm. Budget Dog Wash now has indoor self-service dog washes in two locations: 709 W. Houston in Broken Arrow (with Budget Car Wash) and at 6205 E. 91st St. in Tulsa. “Coming out and washing your dog with us is a budget-conscious way to have some family fun and save on grooming costs,” says owner Todd DeSmet. “And there’s no mess at home.”

For $7, dog washers get ten minutes and sixteen seconds of warm water, plus a wide selection of products including soap, shampoo, oatmeal shampoo (for dogs with dry skin), flea and tick shampoo, a de-skunk wash (for smelly dogs), conditioner, and a disinfectant for the tub. There’s a blow dryer, too. “Everything smells great, and it’s easy to use. It’s patterned after the car wash – you just turn the knob to get the different products,” says DeSmet.

DeSmet seems to have thought of everything. Each dog-washing bay is a private, gated suite, and the buildings are cooled in the summer and heated in the winter. Water is pre-set to a warm temperature. The sanitary stainless-steel tubs are waist-high, so you never have to stoop, and there’s a ramp for bigger dogs. There’s a collar clip in the tub to keep your pooch in place, and the floors are covered in slip-free tile. Treats are available for purchase to reward your faithful dog for his tolerance.

This sounds like such a great idea you may be wondering why nobody thought of it before. “I got the idea when I read that self-service dog washes were big in California, and since I already had the car wash in Broken Arrow, it just made sense to put one in there,” says DeSmet. “It’s really taken on a life of its own.” That was in the fall of 2008, and since then it’s been so popular that DeSmet opened a second Budget Dog Wash earlier this summer at 91st and Sheridan. And more locations all around town may be coming soon.

“Our locations are open 24 hours a day, every day. You can come out at your own convenience, and no appointments are necessary,” says DeSmet. “It’s a simple, fun and economical concept that will yield you a nice, clean dog.” Budget Dog Wash accepts credit cards, bills and quarters. For more information, visit Budget Dog Wash on the web at  www.budgetdogwash.com.

For more information, contact

Budget Dog Wash

709 W. Houston
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
6205 E. 91st St.
Tulsa, OK 74137


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