Dogs Helping People Help Dogs
Committed to Inclusion
2809 Thorndyke Ave W, Seattle 98199
Full use of one tub and facilities including HydroSurge shampoo system and dog blow dryer. No time limit.
One doggy in a tub during a visit
More than one dog in the same tub during the same visit
We are a self-service dog wash in Seattle committed to providing employment opportunities to people with special needs and learning differences.
20% of annual net revenue from Gigglechops Dog Wash is donated to Brigadoon Service Dogs , a non-profit in Bellingham, WA. Their mission is to provide service dogs for veterans, other adults, and children with physical, developmental, and behavioral health disabilities, to promote a more independent and enriched life.
The perfect gift.... for somebody who owns a dog, and wants to use a self-service dog wash!
GDW was the brainchild of Erika Hargadine, a parent of an adult child with Autism, and enthusiastically endorsed and acted upon by her partner, Keith Bower. They are accountants and statisticians (respectively) by day; dog walking, local pub visiting Seattleites by evening. :)
It is one of the nicknames for our Golden Retriever, Winston.
Relax and enjoy the experience! There is no wrong way to wash your dog - just learning experiences.
One trick which may be helpful: if your furbaby is an excitable or energetic canine, celebrate by a quick walk around the neighborhood. This can help release nervous energy before bath time.
Stop by and say hello! If your pupper is nervous about baths then introduce them to us any time, even for a quick stop for a treat and drink of water. Stopping by and walking in and not having a bath helps them associate Gigglechops with fun!
Feel bad if your dog is a crybaby or a little high maintenance. Dogs like people learn with practice. We are all in this experience together!
Leave your dog unattended. Our canine friends know when we aren't paying attention and can sometimes find themselves getting into trouble. Please bring your doggy on a leash!
Please don't forget to bring your doggy poop bags in case your furbaby "takes care of business" on the way. We all want to be good neighbors to our local business and residents.