Grooming Room

We are currently in the building stages of our new grooming room.
We are converting our garage into our new grooming room!
We are not opening grooming to the public but use for our own dogs.

The Room:

Since our grooming room was the garage when you arrive on the property will you be on camera
from the time you pull into our drive way!
Notification will be sent directly to our phones and it is being being recorded.
On the front of the garage you will notice one of the many camaras that are attached to the garage.
There are also multiple cameras in the grooming room.

Internet is also out there so we got Google.
We also have a radio in there so the dogs and I have something to listen to.

Our garage is divided in two areas
One side of the garage is currently being used for supply storage and the other is used for grooming.
We have fully insulated the exterior, interior and ceiling with the highest R value we could get for 2 x 6 walls.
The walls and ceiling have ribbed steel metal on them for easy clean up and it is not chewable.

Electricity was already there so we installed a water heater.
Comfort Zone 10,000 W Deluxe Utility Ceiling Mount Heater w/remote
which can heat up to 2,500 sq. feet and has a digital thermostat
A/C unit that also has a digital thermostat
Commercial size exhaust fan for proper ventilation

Those that know me know that I love light and thank god for LED’s
We have plenty of lighting within the grooming area so when I can’t sleep and I want to go groom I can.
An additional light over the tub and an additional light above my grooming table.
Out front of the garage we have two flood lights with motion sensors.
Next to our side entrance we have a solar light with a motion sensor.
In addition to the lights on the on garage our wrap around porch gives off light too.

In addition to all the work going on in the inside you will find two new exterior doors and windows.
However, we will not be adding vinyl siding until a later date as that is a whole other project.

Grooming Tub:
Manufacturer: New Breed Dog Bath Tubs
Model: LT101- The units new are $2,300 plus tax & shipping
We bought it a blueish grey color but since then we painted it so it would not match our grey on our walls.
We recently painted it Gloss Apple Red by Rust-Oleum Painters Touch Ultra Cove
We also purchased the ramp and hair trap system
All tubs have plumbing fixtures installed. Posi-temp shower valve. Stainless steel restraint eye bolt.
White Fiberglass Tub Gray Exterior Siding Dimensions: Exterior 67″ Long, 41″ Wide, 35″ Tall Interior 57″ Long, 31″ Wide, 18″ Deep
We modified our tub using the orginal frame and put breaking caster wheels on it so we can move it.

Inside Kennels:
We have 4 kennels on the inside, each kennel is 6 x 5.
Our garage already had a concrete floor so we had to make a step up to put a floor drain.
The floor drain is the whole length of runs.

Concete was covered with RockSolid® Epoxy Garage Floor Coating which we did multiple layers of.
It helps to not only seal it but to keep odor out and makes clean up easy.
When we put this down it took way more product than what the box said as the concrete absorbed it.
Our interior kennels are made of PVC pipe and this is also great as they will not rust.
Each of the 4 runs have dog doors that are oversized with a double door system
to insure to keep cold/hot weather where it belongs outside!!
The trim on the doors is made with 3/8 inch plastic that we bought from Iowa Plastics in Sioux Center, Iowa.
It was cut and installed by my husband.

We have automatic waters in each run which is made from 304 stainless steel.
As far as food each run has a stainless steel bowl.

Outside Kennels:
We poured a concrete pad.
We installed tenderfoot flooring so the dogs are not walking through waste.
We installed Belhen Country wired kennel pannels which are the same ones we use on our dog buildings.
There are 4 dog runs that are 5 x 10

We use a product called Rescue for disinfecting which is the same product our local Vet uses.
What is great about this product in minutes you deordorize, disinfect and prevent disease.

We hope to show you all the progress once completed.
I am sure once I get the photos and dimensions of things and links for products used more will be added to this page.