How To Build A Dog Wash Station

My wife is a dog groomer and she was tired of working out of our garage and wanted her own building. We decided to purchase her a building and we were in luck, a closed hair salon building was for sale. She needed a wash basin for different size dogs. The ones for sale were over $1,500 dollars so I decided to build one for her. I decided to draw up some plans in Autocad so I know how much wood I was going to need. The distance from the floor to the sub-panel was going to be 3 feet. This was a good distance for her and the dogs. The water drain was to the left of the station so I needed to run the plumbing from the drain of the basin the the wall. The total cost of this project was around $400 dollars and this wash station has already paid for itself. The first thing I did was purchased the shower basin at Lowes and it is 36" x 48". This was a good size because it can hold and fit up to a Great Dane. Everything that was drawn in the plans are based of the basin.

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Custom tiled tub. New builds and remodels are usually the easiest way to get the exact pet-washing station you’re after. This dedicated dog tub-shower (with the photographer’s dog Honey modeling) is in the unfinished portion of a basement in a custom-built home in Wadsworth, Ohio, and was installed at the homeowners’ request, Kate Frichti of Modern Home Concepts says.

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How To Build A Dog Wash Station When the dog needs a bath, why mess up your own tub or shower when you can have a wash station dedicated to man’s best friend? The perfect time to install a dog-washing station is during a remodel or new-home build, but putting one in an existing mudroom or is not that daunting as long as plumbing is already in place.

How To Build A Dog Wash Station

Bigger drain. Experts recommend that you should consider getting a 3-inch drain when you build your dog washing station. This will be able to handle your dog’s hair better compared to the standard drain of 1 1/2 to 2inches shower drain. You should also consider putting up a hair filter covering the drain.

How To Build A Dog Wash Station


This issue and the fact that I saw recently visited Todd Fratzel’s jobsite in NH and saw his led me to write this article on how to build an in-home dog wash station and create the following video documenting the usefulness of an in-home dog wash station.We are building a dog wash station in our utility room instead of a laundry sink (since the only thing we ever use our laundry sink for is dog washing!) The question is what type of hose should I install? I would prefer not to have an overhead shower because that would "rain" on us as we wash the dog, but I definitely need a sprayer that can be turned on and off with one hand, much like a traditional laundry sink hose. I don't think I can use a traditional laundry sink hose since it can't be deck mounted (or can it?) I probably need a spout that can come out of the wall with a hose attached. My husband also mentioned that it would be preferable to have a spray that wasn't so strong because the dog generally doesn't like being pounded by water. Anyone out there have suggestions or pictures?When the dog needs a bath, why mess up your own tub or shower when you can have a wash station dedicated to man’s best friend? The perfect time to install a dog-washing station is during a remodel or new-home build, but putting one in an existing mudroom or laundry room is not that daunting as long as plumbing is already in place.