Second Chance opens dog wash



August 25, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Second Chance has had a lot of firsts, lately; a new location, paw prints decorating the sidewalk outside and now Iola’s first indoor dog wash. The charity store welcomed its first dog wash customers on Friday.
Ginny Hawk, volunteer, said they have a brand new tub and grooming station, various shampoos and conditioners to choose from, combs and more. A donor even provided them with a brand new dryer.
Patti Whitcomb, Iola, said she saw the “coming soon” sign for the dog wash on Second Chance’s door and had been eagerly awaiting the service to become available. She and Bob Coffland were their first customers on Friday with their 13-year-old beagle-corgi mix, Rekkut.
“I hope it goes over well and they can continue, because it’s something I’ll definitely be using,” Whitcomb said.
It’s a do-it-yourself service. Customers wash their pets themselves.
Prices for dogs up to 15 pounds is $10, for dogs between 15 and 50 pounds, $12, and for those over 50 pounds the price is $15. All proceeds go to benefit Allen County Animal Rescue Facility.
Because the service is new, Hawk said they were still discussing how to handle after-hours appointments, clients with multiple pets and other things. They welcome feedback from their customers.
Whitcomb was charged $12 for Rekkut.
“I feel like it’s worth that,” she said, citing all the features and items they offer to customers. Whitcomb especially liked the wash tub, which keeps the dogs elevated to about waist high. This made it much nicer to use for washing Rekkut than hunching over the bathtub at home, she said.
The dog wash is available by appointment only. Call Second Change at 620-363-4499 or stop by the store at 209 South St.

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