Monday, March 10, 2014

Self-serve pet spa opens in Idaho Falls

Tina Dixon, owner of Splash Self-Serve Pet Spa
Splash Self-Serve Pet Spa, 333 W. Broadway, has a special offer going on guaranteed to give you paws: Adopt a dog or cat from the shelter and you have 30 days to bring it in for a free wash.

Owner Tina Dixon said she set the deal up so people could see what she has to offer. Eight pet owners (the split was seven dogs and one cat) took advantage of it Saturday at Splash's grand opening.

When she moved to Idaho Falls last year from Bakersfield, Calif., Dixon knew she wanted to open a pet spa. She'd taken her blue heeler/Rottweiler mix to one and found it way more convenient than trying to lift him in and out of her bathtub.

She also knew she wanted to be downtown, near the Greenbelt and farmer's market.

Located between Chesbro's and Dave's Bike Shop, Splash has custom-built tubs that are big enough for large breeds but can be converted to handle little critters as well, with water temperatures regulated. For $15, you get access, shampoo, towels, ear wipes and a blow dryer.

Dixon said she is gradually expanding the line of toys, food and accessories for sale in the shop. She and her friend David Cooper are adamant about everything in the shop being made in the United States, and if it's made locally that's even better.

For more information, call (208) 881-1021 or visit their Facebook page.