Looking for a place to pamper your pooch the DIY way? We’ve compiled a list of places in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & Hunter regions where all you’ll need is yourself, your furry pal and a bit of elbow grease.
Dog Overboard DIY – Adamstown
From the smallest to the largest dog, the walk-in baths at Dog Overboard suit any sized pooch.
Location: 1/10 William Street, Adamstown
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30pm, Sat & Sun 9-3:30pm. No appointment necessary.
Cost: Starting from $6, based on breed, size and coat.
Service includes: High velocity dryers. Fresh, warm water and self-draining baths. Add-on services include: nail trimming, ear-cleaning and plucking, anal gland expression and face, feet or pad trimming.
Newcastle DIY Dog Wash – Carrington
This DIY dogwash features two K9000 Dog Wash Bays.
Location: Unit 2/4 Gross Street, Carrington
Hours: Open 24 hours. No appointment necessary.
Cost: $10 to start. Payment Options: $5, $10, $20 and $50 notes, $1 & $2 coins, no change given, Tap n Go Credit Card.
Service includes: Warm water wash, Fido’s shampoo, conditioner, tick and flea rinse. Warm blow dry function.
Petbarn DIY Dog Wash – Newcastle West
Petbarn DIY Dog Wash Units are safe, secure and environmentally friendly.
Location: 17 Arnott Street, Newcastle West
Hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 9-6pm, Thu 9-7pm, Sat, Sun & Public Holidays 9-5pm. No appointment necessary.
Cost: From $10.
Service includes: Turbo dry function, shampoo, conditioner.
PETstock DIY Dog Wash
Get your buddy squeaky clean at a PETstock self-serve dog wash.
Locations: Adamstown, Bennetts Green, Cameron Park, Heatherbrae, Warners Bay
Hours: Various, check with individual stores for more information. No appointment necessary.
Cost: Check with individual stores for more information.
Service includes: Hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, flea wash.
Meg was born in the Newcastle area and grew up around working dogs. She is Mum to two energetic children, six chickens and an eight-year-old kelpie collie cross named Jasper. Jasper’s favourite activities include long runs, swimming and chasing kites.