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The Johnson County resident got her first pooch in kindergarten and has had them ever since. But DeNoon never thought she would own a business that was focused on pups.

In June, DeNoon bought U-Wash Puppy in Shawnee.

Q: What is U-Wash Puppy?

“We are a self-service dog wash,” DeNoon said. “We provide elevated tubs and we have shampoo, towels, brushes and blow dryers at each station.”

Located in a 1,300-square-foot space in a strip mall, U-Wash Puppy includes eight full-size tubs for owners to bathe their dogs of almost any size.

“We have had dogs that are up to 200 pounds in these tubs.” DeNoon said. “We have big wooden stairs that roll around that can get those big dogs into the tub.”

U-Wash Puppy also provides aprons for owners to stay dry and clippers for self-service nail trims. There is also a part-time groomer on staff.

“They can leave their dog off to be groomed,” starting at $25, she said.

Baths are charged by the dog’s weight— it’s an honor system — ranging from $11 to $18 with cleansing products included. Groomer nail trims are $10 extra.

U-Wash Puppy also sells dog treats.

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