Muddy Buddy of Virginia, L.L.C.
1485 General Booth Blvd., Suite 105
Virginia Beach, VA  23454-5102
(757) 321-PAWS (7297)



Special Accommodations

We realize that not all pets are the same and that not all pet owner needs are the same.  We will attempt to accomodate as best we can so that everyone can best make use of our facilities -- we are here to serve you!!  We have been asked some questions regarding our equipment and how it can accomodate special needs animals - hopefully this will serve as a guide and answer some of those for you.
What if:

  • My dog is very nervous
  • My dog is a tripod/can't walk a ramp
  • My dog is very arthritic/can't walk well
  • My dog has poor balance
  • My dog is 150 lbs
  • I am in a wheelchair





Use the Walk-In Tub



  • My dog is very tiny
  • I would like to wash my cat
  • Can I wash my monkey
  • I have a little puppy




Use the Tiny-Tub



If you have a non-canine pet, please call ahead and allow us to make arrangments with you in advance

  • I have a service animal that should not be socialized
  • My dog does not play well with other dogs
  • My dog is blind and very sensitive to environment/noise
  • I have multiple dogs I would like to bring in at the same time

We have a secluded area with the walk in tub and a standard tub with grooming table and blow dryer.  Please call in advance to ensure availability - try to schedule during non-peak activity

Standard waist high tub with ramp, grooming noose and massaging bath master system:  
  • This tub will be the best solution for most all healthy mid-size dogs
  • Ramp has rubberized walkway with short siderails so dog has solid footing and stable access to tub
  • Once in the tub, the access door is slid in place to provide an enclosed, deep tub area your dog can feel safe in
  • Grooming nooses are provided in each tub to assist in securing your pet so they do not attempt to jump out and get injured
  • The base of each tub has a rubber mat ensuring stable footing - no slipping and sliding!
  • The single knob faucet and bath master system provides simple one handed operation allowing you to pay more attention to your pet than the equipment. 
  • The massaging bath master nozzle provides a soothing massage especially helpful in relieving joint and muscle aches and creates a calming environment
  • The recommended water temperature for a pet wash is between 90-95 degrees.  We have installed a thermostatic mixing valve to regulate a consistent 93 degree water temperature - no more adjusting to get just the right temperature.

 

 Walk-in tub, grooming noose and massaging bath master system: 

  • This tub is the perfect solution for tripods, senior dogs or those with limited mobility due to arthritis/hip problems/balance issues, very nervous dogs who don't relax well in a closed in environment, dogs who cannot navigate walking up a ramp well, very large/tall dogs who simply don't need to be raised to waist height for access and special needs dogs who for some other physical reason simply will not do well in the standard raised height tub
  • The tub is raised only 10" off the floor and is fully open in the front (make sure you are wearing your apron!)
  • Due to the full access and height, this is also allows pet owners access from a wheelchair or while sitting in a chair
  • Grooming nooses are provided to assist in securing your pet while in the tub
  • The base of the tub has a rubber mat enduring stable footing - no slipping and sliding!
  • The single knob faucet and bath master system provides simple one handed operation allowing you to pay more attention to your pet than the equipment. 
  • The massaging bath master nozzle provides a soothing massage especially helpful in relieving joint and muscle aches and creates a calming environment
  • The recommended water temperature for a pet wash is between 90-95 degrees.  We have installed a thermostatic mixing valve to regulate a consistent 93 degree water temperature - no more adjusting to get just the right temperature 

Mini-tub, grooming noose and massaging bath master system:

  • For your little pets (also good for cats and other small non-canine pets), this tub sits slightly higher for easier access by the pet owner
  • There is no ramp or door assembly, full four sided closed in tub system.  You lift your pet in and out over the sides
  • Due to the small confined space, your pet doesn't "get lost" in a large tub and there is less room to attempt to move around in creating a safer environment than using a larger tub
  • Grooming nooses are provided to assist in securing your pet while in the tub
  • The base of the tub has a rubber mat enduring stable footing - no slipping and sliding!
  • The single knob faucet and bath master system provides simple one handed operation allowing you to pay more attention to your pet than the equipment.
  • The massaging bath master nozzle provides a soothing massage especially helpful in relieving joint and muscle aches and creates a calming environment
  • The recommended water temperature for a pet wash is between 90-95 degrees. We have installed a thermostatic mixing valve to regulate a consistent 93 degree water temperature - no more adjusting to get just the right temperature

 

  

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