by:  Lisa Stephens

If washing your pooch sits at the top of your most undesirable chore list, let Paw Wash Plus make that job a whole lot easier!   Owners Kim and John Crane turned a service they wanted for themselves into a thriving business.  “We saw a need for a do-it-yourself dog wash as we had a big lab and did not want the mess of washing him at home,” Kim explained.  In 2008, they launched Paw Wash, a do-it-yourself walk in dog wash where everything you need to wash your dog is provided.  You bring the dog, they provide the space and all the essentials to bathe and pamper your pet!  The idea was so well received by pet owners; they expanded the business to include professional grooming services and mobile grooming as well!  The best part of her job? “I love meeting and getting to know all the pets and their personalities,” she added. 

Washing your pet couldn’t be easier than Paw Wash Plus makes it!   Say goodbye to clogged tub drains, an aching back and a huge mess to clean up once you’re finished.   The health of your dog is important to the professional staff on hand.   The selection of products available to use can address many types of skin and hair or fur conditions and concerns. “The Basic Paw Wash” for any size dog includes the use of a perfectly sized elevated tub, towels, apron, shampoo (premium, natural and specialty options are available), comb and hand massager.  Once you’re done, you have use of a professional dryer!  Want more?  You can upgrade to “The Premium Paw Wash” for just a few dollars more and you’ll be provided the conditioner, ear cleaner, tooth brush and a finishing spray! They even clean up after you once you’re done! If you’d like someone to do the bathing for you, they provide that as well.  Let a professional groomer take care of the bath, ears and nails.  For a spa-like experience for your pet, you can even include a blueberry facial. 

Besides the convenience factor, it’s affordable too! Base price for self service starts at just $9.95 and the specialty packages go up to $12.95.  If you’d like to bathe your pet yourself but have a groomer take care of the nail trimming, you can have that service done upon request during your visit for $10.00.  Walk ins are welcome for the self service areas but you’ll need to set an appointment if you’d like a professional groomer to take care of things for you.  

While you’re there, be sure and check out the many products they have available for you to take home!  Besides bathing products, they also offer yummy treats your dog will enjoy, Lupine leashes and collars and several brands of flea control. 

Paw Wash Plus brings the services to you!

Can’t make it in with your dog?  No worries. Pet Wash Plus can come to you!  “I have two full time mobile groomers,” Kim explained.  And while they’re coming to you, they also offer free door delivery of food and retail products.   The full service mobile groomers are currently serving Port Richey, New Port Richey, Trinity, Pasco and surrounding communities in the Tampa Bay area.   

Their services don’t end with bathing and grooming. Are you planning to be away this summer?  Paw Wash Plus also offers in-home pet sitting services!  Help your pet avoid the stress of staying in a strange kennel, away from his own bed and familiar home when you can’t take him with you.  During a free initial consultation visit, they will get to know you and your pet and discuss the needs of your pet.  While you’re away, each visit will include care and feeding, cage cleaning and personal one-on-one interaction with your pet. Since communication is key, you can even receive an email or text updates, by request, on how things are going at home.  Need those other odds and ends taken care of while you’re away?  Services also include mail or newspaper pickup, indoor/outdoor security checks, moving trash or recycling bins, changing positions of blinds or window treatments and rotating lights in the home.  By eliminating the signals that the home is vacant, only your pet with know you’re away!

Your hectic schedule can sometimes leave your pet feeling neglected or in need of some exercise.  Paw Wash Plus can help with that as well.  They offer daily dog walks for 20 to 30 minutes and mid-day visits  as well.   Free pet food and supply delivery is also available for these visits.  

Special Deals for your Special Pet

If you’re looking for a deal, be sure to take advantage of their Toe-nail Tuesday special.  For just $8.00, they will trim your pet’s nails from 10am until 2pm until June.  Check their website for more pricing and specials.  Stay in the know and receive special coupons when you sign up for their newsletter, which features news articles and upcoming special events. 

Paw Wash Plus is located at 2319 Seven Springs Blvd.,  New Port Richey.  Hours are Monday – Saturday 9 am until 5 pm with self serve wash open until 3:30 pm.  Call 727-375-7070 to schedule your appointment today!  Visit their website at