The Channel Islands Co-operative Society (Co-op) and Rubis are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new Dog Wash facility at the Co-op En Route forecourt in St Sampson, Guernsey.
Convenient and fast, the new facility gives customers even more reason to visit Co-op En Route. No more bending over the bath or getting a soaking from the garden hose – now when you pull into the Co-op En Route at St Sampson you can top up your tank, do your shopping and give your dog a good scrubbing down too.
Nick Crolla from Rubis told Channel Eye: “In the Channel Islands we have some beautiful coastal and country walks but that also means our beloved dogs are likely to end up rather mucky and even stinky. These self-service units are a common occurrence at forecourts in Europe and, together with the Co-operative Society, we decided we wanted to provide them locally. We are always looking for ways to give more to our customers, and this adds value to their visit to our forecourts”.
Positioned near the coast, the self-service dog wash unit at the En Route St Sampson will make a convenient pit stop at the end of walk.
“It was great to work with Rubis on this project,” said The Channel Islands Co-operative Society’s Chief development officer, Jim Plumley. “The Co-op is very community focused and the dog wash is a way of making a visit to our retail forecourts even more of a pleasure for our canine-loving shoppers”.
The Dog Wash is next to the air and water tower at the forecourt and is suitable for all dog breeds. The side of the ‘bath’ acts as a door for easy access and there are clips to attach to your dog’s collar, so users have both hands free for washing. Shampoo and conditioner are released through the hose and there is also a dryer. The cycles can be paused so users can make sure they haven’t missed any patches of sand or mud in their dog’s coat. The cost to use the unit for an 10-minute wash cycle will be £8. The average time needed to wash medium-sized dogs in the unit is 10 minutes, while larger or very mucky dogs may need a bit longer.