Anatomy of a groomer's ideal dog wash tub
Choosing a cat condo (or set of cat condos) for your shelter or boarding facility can be daunting. After all, you have numerous choices from many different companies — all trying you to convince you why they offer the best solutions.
Do your cages and cage equipment pass this sanitary test?
When we talk with folks at dog boarding facilities, animal shelters, animal control centers, veterinary practices and other pet-care locations, we find that many of them struggle with a common enemy: dog urine.
The classic stainless dog wash tub with an important extra
Our engineers are always on a mission to make life easier for dog groomers. That’s why we head out into the field from time to time, so we can talk with groomers all over the country. Inevitably during our travels, we often hear about the back breaking struggle of lifting wiggly, wet dogs all day long.
Kennel news: Inventive Commercial Trench Drains Eliminate Kennel Odor
Oh the never-ending problem of kennel urine odors. At Direct Animal Products, we constantly hear about this issue from the doggie day care owners, groomers, animal control officers, shelter managers and other kennel-related folks we talk with.
The Joy Of Dog Grooming Tubs That Have A Foot-Tap Swivel Ramp
Of all the professional pet grooming equipment you invest in, whether you’re running a luxury doggie spa and you need durable dog grooming tubs for your clients… or you’re a shelter or animal control facility using utility dog bath tubs for pups that need a loving cleanup…
Dog Day Care Equipment Room Dividers
Owning a dog day care is a very rewarding albeit challenging endeavor. Meeting the physically active needs of large and small breeds with varying levels of temperament takes a lot of planning and careful supervision. When you find the right balance, your clients are happy. These days they will then “like” you on Face Book and tweet images of their pet getting dropped off at doggy day care to all of their followers, giving new meaning to the term “word of mouth”. Within days you can gain more clients than you know what to do with. For this reason room dividers are an excellent way to give you flexible play spaces. It is important when shopping for room dividers and other dog day care equipment that you do your research. You’ll want to make sure that the dividers are made of a heavy duty, pet safe material, on lockable wheels so your staff can move them around into multiple configurations.
At a recent tradeshow, we took all of our favorite pieces of grooming equipment. Our bathing tub with rotating ramp, our Hydraulic Bathing Tub which is always a favorite with groomers because it lifts up and down with a hand held remote, even our fanciest kennel with all the bells and whistles and most of the groomers gravitated straight to the floor grate and I have to say, I totally understood! I was a dog bather in my aunt’s dog grooming shop. From ages 13-15, I spent my summers wrestling all kinds of dogs, every size from Toy Poodle to Doberman and it wasn’t easy. Back then there were hardly any accessories and a bathing tub consisted of a standard human tub, raised off the ground somehow and it was a major back breaker, not to mention there were zero tie downs and now that I think about it, it was pretty unsafe. I do remember clogged hair slowing down the drainage in the tub and inevitably 90% of the dog was clean, except for the paws. These days bathing tubs have come so far, mainly because groomers demand options, ergonomics and the best value for their money. When you own and operate a business, you pay close attention to the bottom line so as manufacturers we had better be on our toes!
If you operate an animal shelter you face a lot of challenges. If you’re a shelter faced with the prospect of weekly euthanasia, getting animals adopted is at the top of your list. You’re busy with the day to day operations and most likely do not have time to spend on FaceBook, but FB has become an effective tool in the animal sheltering world especially since a lot of shelters are on the outskirts of towns and not many people even know where their local animal shelter is. Having a network of dedicated volunteers is crucial. Our local animal shelter in Wise County Texas has a group of passionate volunteers. They set up 2 FB pages one is for all of the animals in the shelter https://www.facebook.com/DirectAnimal?ref=hl#!/Urgent.Wise.Co.Animals