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Doggie Wash Facility at Hendry's Beach Closed
updated: Jan 10, 2014, 8:44 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

Sadly, the doggie wash facility has been closed by city parks and rec. I miss the convenience of it. Any updates on a re- opening date? I have tokens to spend and my doggie does not like the cold water from the garden hose.My dog used to enjoy a warm water bath and healthy shampoo after a beach run at Hendry's Beach.

Edhatters - do you know of other low cost and convenient options while this is sorted out?

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 COMMENT 484436 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-10 09:49 PM

You must mean County Parks. Arroyo Burro is a county park.


 MESARATS agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-11 12:26 AM

TJ Paws on DLV. They love dogs and will help yip get set up. They have been there for many years. Even though we have our own hot water outside we sometimes that the dogs there and they love it. Josh and Tony are great and I have picked up,some great dog washing tips that I would have not figured out on my own. Easy drive from the pit to the shop


 SANDYINSB agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-11 04:51 AM

There was a thread about this a couple weeks ago. The owners of Monarch Pet Spas evidently owed some unpaid rent. In all fairness to them, I can't tell you how much in damages they had to keep up with to keep their facilities open. People were always breaking into the money changers looking for $20.00 bills. They had another dog wash in Summerland. I don't know if that facility closed as well.


 COMMENT 484446P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-11 05:29 AM

Such a shame. The facility was so handy for those who needed to use it. A real asset, I thought.


 COMMENT 484450P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-11 06:25 AM

446P: I agree! It's really missed and way too bad that there was no way to prevent vandalism. The one at Summerland seems to be active, that is, the link is active, as is the one at Ssnta Maria near their wonderful dog park. (Wish we had such a dog park here, one that has separate spaces for small dogs and big dogs!)

There's a self-serve wash at Petco at their Milpas store. I don't know about the one at DLV mentioned above. I brought my little dog there to make an appointment for a fur cut and whoever was in charge was so rude I have never returned.


 COMMENT 484466 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-11 08:02 AM

TJ Paws are great. Much better than Petco and other places.


 COMMENT 484469P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-11 08:13 AM

Warm water dog washes? You're kidding, right?

I thought everybody just used the garden hose on gentle & did the scrub outside to avoid the bathtub mess.

Next thing I'll be reading is they accept canines at Massage Envy.


 COMMENT 484477 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-11 08:25 AM

I am a certified massage therapist and a petsitter. I massage all of the dogs and cats that I care for and they LOVE it! :-)


 COMMENT 484485 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-11 08:42 AM

Ah Hendry's, where if you're not lucky enough to score a space in the main lot you have to walk along the putrid pet piss pungent pathway along the left side of the lot. But hey, at least there aren't a lot of piles of dog crap uncovered or in bags like along all the local hiking trails. Good job, dog owners, you make us all proud.


 CALTEX agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-11 09:23 AM

Parks and Rec is working to keep it open. Stayed tuned, I have spoken to them about it. It is their intent is to keep it open, they just needed to clean up things with Monarch which had become delinquent and figure out a new way to run it.


 COMMENT 484503 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-11 09:30 AM

I feel sorry for the people who use an an enquiring post about a dog wash station to rant about doggie bags and the parking lot at Hendrys. Seriously, even if you don't like or want a dog, is it that important to you to badmouth pet owners that you have to post here? Think of what kind of person you are and how your time could be used more wisely.
Leave us dog lovers to enjoy and share tips on resources for our dogs' care and exercise.


 COMMENT 484506 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-11 09:51 AM

The rest of us respectful pet lovers have a right to speak out about the degradation of our public spaces by disrespectful pet owners.


 COMMENT 484509 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-11 09:58 AM

but PLEASE..all of you..take your doggy poo bags with you..or turn back and deposit poop bag in trash can... that being said..it is my habit to pick up trash...though I prefer to leave poop bags for owners and why is there not a trash can near the steps to the beach ay Hendry;s ? Took me a while to find them! One time I had some trash found on a beach walk and the nearest place to toss it was the disgusting bathroom area.. then I discovered the reash cans located as far away as possible on the other side up against the slough...please put a trash can closer to the steps so I can avoid the toilet area and also the beach bum, vagrant bear drinking good old guys near the trash cans... guess I could just let the trash stay on the beach and add to the pollution of our environment and not bother.. that would be easy.


 COMMENT 484511 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-11 10:06 AM

Lay a towel down in your bathtub so your dog doesn't slip and slide and put a little warm water in it as they get in, they'll love the comfort of a big tub and little water and you can bond with your pet as you calmly and gently wash them with tear free soap, they'll love it!


 COMMENT 484524 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-11 10:56 AM

Re: warm water baths for dogs.....when my dogs needed a bath they came in the shower with me. So easy if you have an enclosed shower and a short hair dog.

As for leaving poo bags on the trails, who wants to carry 3 lbs of doggie doo up the trail with them? Hopefully those bags are there waiting for the owner's downhill trek.


 COMMENT 484538P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-11 12:10 PM

I'm the one who posted the initial question. Went and bought a 9 dollar hose fixture with varying strengths to the nozzle at Terra del Sol and a 2 dollar bucket ( brand new) at a thrift shop. My girl will get a bath at home in the sun in the yard with cold water, treats and a good brushing and massage at the conclusion. She is a Lab and her lineage hails from Nova Scotia. Those fishing dogs from the 1800's would be envious to know about a bath in the sunshine at 72 degrees on a gorgeous Saturday in SBar.


 COMMENT 484597P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-11 05:36 PM

Another shout out to Josh and all at TJ Paws. I love Josh and his business. You get soap, towels, a walk-up-in dog bath and hose with many settings, soap and conditioner, and a plastic apron for you. and of course warm water.
And combs, brushes, trimmers and other tools, and a blow dryer for your dog. Josh and the others, Hey Tony!, are wonderful; they helped teach me how to shave my dog, helped me clip her nails. It's very inexpensive when you do-it-yourself. My pets are gone, my visits to J Paws continue.

I think the dog wash station will come back; I think it's a great asset.

I have washed dogs and horses in cold water. Dog only in summer time. The horse, very long ago in warm weather, did a shockingly obvious back end/back legs crouch and I could see her flank and rump muscles contract. Hell, I don't want a cold-water bath either!

Good idea: When I did the dog with the garden hose I put the sun-warmed water that first came out of the hose into a bucket for the final rinse. Lots of towels and running and shaking on the street too. Yes, on-leash. And I know you can't use dog ear cleaner inside!!


 COMMENT 484601P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-11 05:43 PM

OP, 597 here. I DO agree with you about a Lab being happy to be bathed in 72 degree weather. I just found TJ Paws easier especially as *I* got older: no leaning over!

In fact, probably mostly for my benefit.

Funny how the horse reacted more than my dogs, but I'm not sure how my old rescue dog with heart issues would have reacted. Case by case, I guess.


 COMMENT 484638 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-11 10:32 PM

I also bathe my double coated g.r. outside.1st I fill 2 clean paint buckets with very warm water,then we do the bath with treats and a washcloth massage. (He is tethered to a fence post and runs up there when I get the buckets out). He gets rinsed with the 2 large warm buckets, then runs downand torpedos into the 3 towels I have laid down to dry him worth. Adorable


 COMMENT 484654 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-01-12 07:44 AM

I use a Booster Bath in my yard with the tropical shower attachment. Your dog gets a warm water bath in the Santa Barbara sunshine and you DON'T get a sore back from bending over.


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