You Dirty Dog

Posted on Dec 22, 2010 in Unique Area Businesses

Your family is coming to visit and your dog smells. Professional Grooming is pricey, it’s cold outside, and it’s not really a convenient time to clog your shower drain. Well don’t call your parents and cancel, drive over to Market Street Laser Wash where they have a separate dog wash. It’s located at 353 E Market St, Corning, NY (next to Spencers).

The dog wash is located inside it’s own room and has two separate wash stations.   It’s only $8 and you don’t need to bring anything but your dog.  The dog walks up a ramp to the “tub” and a short leash connects to the collar to keep your water fearing animals from destroying you once they see what’s coming. It operates much like a car wash with various options for tear-free shampoo, flea / tick solution, conditioner, anti-odor rinse, etc…  It also includes a dryer and vacuum, but my dog freaks out when I use those so I just bring a towel.

It’s fast, easy, and inexpensive. It’s also very clean inside.  The only time I’ve ever seen it messy was when I had to wait for a couple of big fluffy dogs in front of me, but even then it wasn’t so bad… I mean it’s a place to wash dogs.  I usually put a couple extra bucks in to get more time and not feel rushed. I usually start with a quick rinse, do a shampoo, followed by a conditioner and then rinse again.  The anti-odor rinse is great; it lasts for several days (avoid your dog’s face with this).  Lastly, remember to leave a minute or so at the end to switch over to the tub disinfecting rinse. Consider the people who come in after you by unclogging the drain and spraying down the tub.

It’s also worth noting that I did a quick car rinse here today. I love that their minimum is only $2.50; in the winter I generally just want to rise the salt off my car. They also now accept credit / debit cards for the manual car wash (as well as the Laser Wash). This is great because most of the ATMs around here give out multiples of $20s and then I’m off on a search to make change.  Which by the way, I did all of that today before I realized the car wash now accepts cards. Arg!  Unfortunately, at the time of writing this, the dog wash only accepts cash.

Myles Lasco

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  1. Scott VanEtten
    February 16, 2011

    Myles, I just found this website from a friends link, and was pleasantly surprised to see your write up on our new Dog Wash. We included that into the car wash renovation project, with no real idea on how it would be received by the community.

    Open almost a year, it has surpassed any of my expectations. I thought there would be a novelty / newness period that would wear off but folks continue to compliment us on the facility, they appreciate the convenience, especially with bigger dogs, and our sales have been steady even through the winter months.

    I’m glad you found it, like using it, and thanks for the nice write up!

    • Myles L.
      February 28, 2013

      Thanks for installing the dog wash. I had been washing my dog at home in the tub for a while and I was so happy to find this!

  2. Myles
    February 18, 2011

    Thanks for installing the dog wash. I had been washing my dog at home in the tub for a while and I was so happy to find this treasure! I hope more people find it.


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