One of the more fun trends is the addition of dog showers and pet washing stations to the home. That’s right, your dog can now enjoy their very own dog shower from the comfort of the place they love the most–home.
Say goodbye to paying extra for professional dog bathing services. Now, you can enjoy washing your pet in a variety of different ways. From built-in dog showers to shower head attachments made specifically for your furry friend, you can invest in a great home addition that adds countless repeated value.
Consider the popularity and benefit of pet washing stations when looking for the next exciting trend to be a part of. This can be an affordable way to begin a renovation project with a couple of changes that are fun for the whole family.
Pet Washing Station
You can build a pet washing station that’s equipped with everything you need: An area for your dog to sit or stand, an accessible shower head, and stairs for easy access by your furry loved one. Whether your dog is large or small, they can go up and down the steps and sit in the station so you don’t have to arch your back to reach them.
Most pet washing stations resemble smaller, elevated showers. Your dog can enjoy sitting under the warm showers while you have confidence in the easy and clean draining systems. And if your dog happens to be one to dislike water, you can help them feel comfortable by sitting or standing in the shower with them while they are washed. They’ll soon feel relaxed and calm, and they may even learn to love their bath time!
Be sure to hook your station up to a running water system so you can adjust the temperature and intensity of the water pressure. It should be a fun, stress-free situation for both you and your pet.
Metropolitan Custom Homes
Bone tiles on the back wall add some fun detail to this pet washing station located in a laundry room.
Metropolitan Custom Homes
An overall view of the previous pet washing station to illustrate how it fits into this laundry room. A laundry room is a perfect location for a dog shower.
Four Brothers LLC
A wonderful space and pet washing station for the pet owner that owns multiple dogs or pets.
Lochwood-Lozier Custom Homes
Hexagon floor tile and whimsical dog wallpaper make this a very stylish dog shower area.
Four Brothers LLC
Another view of that smart pet space. Love the kennels and the cute pull-out drawer bed for the little dog!
Josh Wynne Construction
Really cool multi-purpose room. Butler’s pantry, mudroom and dog room. Cypress cabinets, concrete countertops, and galvanized doors make up this cool space. Ingenious use of a horse feed trough for giving the dog baths!
Close-up of the adorable paw tiles in this dog shower.
Hamish Murray Construction, Inc.
Rich and beautiful Grey Ostrich Grey Honed Slate make up this dog shower/bath.
Designs Dell’Ario Interiors
This dog washing and grooming area’s sink is constructed with Cambria quartz countertop. The area to the right allows larger dogs to walk to the washing area and this same area also functions as an area to dry pets. They thought of everything!
Inspire Kitchen and Bath Design
A vibrant pop of cabinet color in this mudroom that includes a large dog washing station.
Benefits of Dog Washing Stations
Why exactly would a pet owner want to invest in a dog bath station for the home? Well, there are many reasons. Of course, usefulness and practicality can go a long way when deciding on the value of a new project like this. Pet owners and homeowners are finding that a pet washing station can really make some household chores easier.
There are differences in the types of pet bathtub options available, of course. Some residents may prefer a whole dog wash tub, while others may find more value out of a dog shower attachment that can work with an already-existing shower. And building an entire washing station just for your pet is far less excessive than you might think!
This is especially true for those who have a larger dog at home. It can be difficult to have to lean down to scrub and wash the dog, whether he’s sitting outside or in the regular shower inside. Dog wash tubs offer a lot of practicality that some pet owners just can’t afford to do without.
A variety of pet bathtub options can be installed indoors, outdoors, in the bathroom, in the kitchen, and more. Take a look at some of the options for your home to see what might work best for you.
The Yeatman Group
Open and simple–lots of fantastic natural light!
Modern Home Concepts
If you have the room, you can take this dog washing station idea and customize it with any tile and/or design details you want.
This Moroccan inspired laundry room uses bright arabesque tile to highlight this dog washing station.
ALL IN ONE
Jennifer Ryan Design
Terrific use of a corner for a dog wash station in this laundry and mudroom. Make sure to keep reading this blog for a little more detail on this dog wash tub.
Pet Bathtub Options
Some pet tubs look like traditional baths. Others are designed specifically with the needs of the large or medium dog in mind. You will find that a lot of these pooch-friendly tubs come with customizable options to work out the best situation for you and your fuzzy loved one.
Dog Wash Tubs
It’s always a good idea to go for the traditional tub. Some dogs are too large to sit still during a bath, and others might enjoy the comfort of being able to sit inside of something. If you need to soak your dog, or you want a clean space for the water to drain without spilling everywhere, a dog wash tub might be your best bet.
A dog wash tub often resembles a typical bathroom tub, but it is usually situated up on high legs. This is so that you don’t have to reach down to scrub your pet; instead, you can lift them into the tub where they will comfortably sit at chest-level while you give your pet a bath. Some dog wash tubs are shaped more like deep sinks, and the style and preference of tub are completely for you and your dog to decide.
Here are some of the pet bathtub and dog wash tub ideas to consider as a part of your next renovation project.
Shea Homes Northern California
This laundry area boasts a large dog washing station. The black and white palette is clean and classic. The porcelain flooring brings in just enough warmth that makes this an excellent space to pamper your pet in.
William Hezmalhalch Architects
The dark black cabinets and tile colors are rich and warm–a very upscale look to this dog washing room. A bit of a departure from all the white we currently see.
CALM & COLLECTIVE
Another simple classic & clean palette and design. The dog painting is whimsical and brings in some color.
SACHS Construction LLC.
This homeowner is lucky to have an open area. Very simple no-nonsense space with a purchased dog tub. This room has a convenient drain and looks easy to clean.
Travis Knoop Photography
Another purchased dog grooming tub in a spacious laundry area.
A bright & light area with a purchased dog bather. The plants are a nice added touch!
Other Pet Washing Station Ideas and Accessories
Once you’ve found the perfect dog bath or washing station for your home, you can consider additional types of washers and accessories to complete the at-home pet bath look. Whether you are installing a built-in station that acts as a permanent extension of your bathroom, or you want something more flexible and transportable, you can find a variety of attachments to serve your needs.
Dog Shower Attachment
A dog shower attachment is one of the more diverse dog washing options, as it can easily be attached to a showerhead or a hose. You have the flexibility of washing your pet inside or outside, depending on accessibility and the weather.
For some dogs, washing them outside is inevitable. They are big, messy, and guaranteed to splash water everywhere. If you’ve got a hose in your backyard, this is the perfect opportunity to attach a dog shower head.
What exactly marks the difference between a dog shower head and a regular shower attachment, though? In truth, there are multiple types of shower heads that work in different ways for different dogs. Some shower attachments offer bigger streams, multiple streams, or longer streams that allow the water to come out in a way that is much more soothing and comfortable for your pet. Other dog shower heads come with sprayer tools with long-reaching nozzles, so that you can wash your dog from pretty much anywhere in your home.
Jennifer Ryan Design
This is the detail of that corner dog wash station. This dog wash area features pull out steps that neatly tuck away to look like standard cabinets. This wash area also doubles as the sink for the laundry room area.
Shannon Soro Interior Design
This homeowner utilized a standard 24″ x 36″ basin and a wall mounted commercial faucet for their dog bath station.
Ballard + Mensua Architecture
Cute idea for a dog bath if you have enough room and can find a claw foot tub to fit your budget.
Leanna Rathkelly Photography
This dog shower is off the back entrance to this home and features low walls that allow the homeowner to easily clean their rescue dogs plus keep the area clean.
ALL IN ONE
Corner dog shower in this nicely organized mudroom.
Artistic Renovations of Ohio LLC
Pampered pet! Nice dog shower and multiple areas for the dog to chill out and relax in this laundry room.
Dog Shower Sprayer
A specific type of dog shower head you can invest in is the pet shower sprayer, which hooks up directly to your shower. This is an efficient and affordable alternative to building a brand new pet shower altogether. Most dog shower sprayers come with an attachment that allows for the easy adjusting of pressure and temperature. They can reach down to give your dog the thorough washing he deserves.
Check online or at your local pet supply store for the variety of pet shower sprayers available. Depending on the type of shower that you have, you might be able to find a custom design or one that can accommodate the size and personality of your dog.
Outdoor Dog Shower
Want to wash Fido outside? You can install an outdoor dog shower on the side of your house, or somewhere in the backyard. It’s recommended to install one that can hook up with your water system so you can turn it off and on just like a hose.
Dog showers come in lots of shapes and sizes, and typically resemble stalls for your dog to stand while the water comes out on top of them. A long nozzle and hose are required so that you can reach all angles of your dog to ensure they are getting the best wash. The stations are very easy to clean as well, as a draining system will likely be put in alongside the installation of your outdoor dog shower.
Phil Kean Designs, Inc.
Convenient doggie door leads to this outdoor dog shower.
FUN IN THE SUN
Taking some liberties here — but this is a great base idea to run with to create the perfect outdoor dog shower area.
Planned Environment Associates
Charming outdoor garden area — perfect for cleaning up pets.
Give Your Dog the Life of Luxury that They Deserve!
It can be fun to take your pet on a trip to the groomer every once in a while. There might even be a professional service company that you pay for with dog washing stations. But what do you do when you want to wash your dog on a more regular basis, and you don’t have the funds to pull it off?
That’s where at-home dog baths come in. Dog showers, dog washing stations, and pet tubs can be great investments that add a lot of value and dynamism to your bathroom renovation project. Or, you can look into installing a dog tub outside fit with a custom shower head attachment and drain.
If you have a large-sized dog, you know better than anyone the struggles that often come with trying to give them a bath. They might splash the water around, take up a lot of space, and leave you wet while they immediately run back into the mud. Investing in a built-in washing option that specializes in washing your furry friend can save you the time, trouble, and money.
Your pet is an extension of your family, and it will feel nice to treat them the way they deserve. Plus, with dog showers being an exciting new trend in the home renovations industry, you’re bound to get a great return on the investment!