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Self-service dog wash opens at Sunderland seafront

A new self-service dog wash has opened in Roker, Tyne and Wear.

Operator NE Dog Wash has opened the machine, which features a bathtub with an easy access, door and user-friendly controls, at the car park in Marine Walk.

The self-service machine cycles include rinse, shampoo, herbal shampoo, conditioner and a choice between high or low mode for a warm blow dry.

The units, which are designed to accommodate dogs of all sizes, can allow for up to two medium-sized dogs to be washed simultaneously in a 10-minute cycle for £7.

NE Dog Wash installed its first unit in Blyth in May 2021 and has since opened machines in Whitley Bay, Plessey Woods Country Park, Rising Sun Country Park, The Red Kite in Winlaton Mill, and South Shields.

Director Robert Irving told the Sunderland Echo: “Roker is an ideal location, there’s a lot of development there and it’s a lovely place. You go down and look across the beach and see all the dogs and you think this is ideal, we think it’s a great addition to the area.”

Sarah Canham, NE Dog Wash Director, added: “We’ve seen first-hand the convenience it brings to dog owners, from those with mobility challenges to those with more anti-social pets, it’s given owners a stress-free way of keeping their dogs clean.”

The company received support from the Business Investment Team at Sunderland City Council, who guided the pair on finding a suitable location for the unit, licencing and planning information.

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