AN ANIMALLOVER from Birstall is aiming to get the district’s canines looking their best with a new grooming business.
Kath Collins has launched DogsBodies, a mobile dog wash that comes to your house to wash, clip and groom your pet.
Kath lives on Nova Lane in Birstall with her partner John, son Thomas and their two dogs, golden Labrador Sam and Elli, a border collie.
Trained as a medical secretary, Kath always wanted to work with animals and jumped at the chance to launch her own venture when she saw a mobile dog washing van for sale.
DogsBodies opened for business at the beginning of the month and will visit anywhere within a 15mile radius of Birstall.
The van is equipped with a special hydrobath, dryers, shampoos and grooming equipment that will leave your dog looking and smelling fantastic.
“We live very close to Oakwell Hall and walk our dogs there regularly along with hundreds of other dog owners,” said Kath.
“We know first hand just how mucky our dogs can get and the need for an easy way to bathe and groom them.
“We used to wash them in the bath but lifting them in and out was a bit of a trauma, especially when they were soggy. Then as soon as they were out of the bath they would shake water all over the house, leaving a mess.
“Another thing we noticed was the amount of hair they shed following bathing and we were constantly brushing the dogs and hoovering the extra hair for days.
“Now we don’t have this problem because the hydrobath has a shower attachment which blasts and massages the dogs’ fur, ensuring all the loose fur is removed from the coat.
“We use a range of shampoos for different conditions, and the dogs love the massage action of the hydrobath.
“We towel dry them thoroughly before using a blaster dryer which dries them off very quickly, while also removing all the dead hair.
“One of the great benefits of using DogsBodies is we travel to the customer’s own home or place of work which means they don’t have to take their dogs away from their familiar environment to be groomed or clipped. All that’s required is access to electricity.”
For more information call 07940 117162 or visit www.dogsbodies.org.