Canine Hygiene: 45 Dogs Found in Washing Machines Every Day – All across the World we hear stories of animal’s suffering under terrible conditions of hardship and cruelty. It was therefore with some trepidation that I read a report in the German press this week about a unique approach being used in Tel Aviv to clean the local dogs. However before I go on let me issue a safety warning – don’t try this at home! Personally I prefer to clean my dog using a more traditional approach (usually in a convenient bidet!):
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So what is happening in Tel Aviv that has attracted the attention of the overseas press? I remember on my last visit to the town how I was struck by the number of dogs on the streets – this place is known to some as the Doggy capital of the world. Our canine friends there have their own beaches (in the north between the gay and the ultra-orthodox beaches), there are 60 doggy parks with climbing ranges and sand pits, they can even benefit from specialist doggy acupuncture services. Needless to say their canine medical facilities and treatments are up there with the best in the world.
This town of 400,000 residents is believed to have about 80,000 dogs (albeit not all are officially registered – I understand this has something to do with local taxation issues). If you are out walking and you do not like to receive ‘friendly‘ attention from the street woofs then don’t look to the locals for sympathy – you would be better advised to go and see your therapist. Since the owners of most dogs live in relatively small apartments their four legged friends dominate the streets where they can be seen roaming around in packs – especially at night.
In fact doggy walking is one of the best ways for the local singles to meet up with potential partners in the town. Not surprisingly there is also a smart-phone app ‘DOGIZ‘, developed in Tel Aviv of course, to inform you of every possible service to suit even the most demanding canine requirements. It can even show you in real time where the doggies and their pals can be found.
So let me tell you about the Tel Aviv ‘Dog Wash’. This canine ‘launderette‘, which is the first of its kind in Israel, is run by Schimon Avrami a former resident of Brisbane where he first hit upon the idea. In Aus most car washes also have a doggy wash facility – so he decided to set up the Woofie Washermat in the canine capital of Tel-Aviv using dog washing equipment imported from down under. It goes under the creative name of ‘Dog Wash’. Currently about 45 dogs per day are being subjected to his automated canine scrubbing, drying and delousing facilities. In fact some customers even turn up in the middle of the night – the Dog Wash is open around the clock.
At the Dog Wash canine launderette you can get yourself washed and blow-dried and also benefit from the special flea and tick rinse. It takes eight minutes and you come out with a lovely healthy, glowing coat. All you need to look your best for a night of canine bottom sniffing after a strenuous day at the doggy beach. Not bad for 20 shekels – eh?.
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For German readers you can read about a Dogs Life in Tel Aviv from the German article in the SüddeutscheZeitung here.