Dog-o-matic: The doggie washing machine
An entrepreneur in France has introduced the “Dog-o-Matic,” a laundromat-style machine that washes and dries a dog in about a half hour.
Romain Jarry, 31, says the device has been a hit in his home town of St. Max, and insists it’s neither cruel nor harmful to dogs, according to China Daily.
He charges about $20 for a small load, $33 for a medium-sized one, and $47 for super-sized.
“It doesn’t take long to wash the dog – usually a few minutes,” Jarry said. “The longest part is the drying. The dogs don’t seem to get bored. They just sit there and they come out clean. We are really hoping it will take off and that other places will start buying in the machines.”
Jarry said he hopes to make the machines available in England within the next year, but admits it may take time for people to get used to the idea.
Afraid we have to give this one — convenient as it might be — a big paws down.
Posted by John Woestendiek May 19th, 2009 under Muttsblog, videos.
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