Hoboken Dog Wash – Update

Hoboken Dog Wash going strong, adds new services

Owner Fran Totaro really picked a winning business idea! Hoboken Dog Wash going strong!

Just wanted to share they’ve added new services – truly becoming a “one stop shop” for pooches.

By adding Susan Logan, a certified veterinary technician to the staff, they now offer daycare, boarding and training as well. And by the way, Mercedez Grillo is my favorite groomer of all time in Hoboken. Oscar loves his cuts!

Call 201-795-5111 for more information (or just swing by “old school” style!)

Hoboken Dog Wash Pet Services

Description: Futuristic coin-operated Dog Bathing system as well as full-service offerings.
Address: 163 4th St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone: 201-795-5111
Website: Facebook

Hoboken Dog Wash now at 211 4th Street

8/1/2011 Update:

The Hoboken Dog Wash made it’s move a block west last week – and is now enjoying their new expanded space – with five grooming tables to make your pooch look awesome!

Hoboken Dog Wash expands, moving to new larger location


Good news for the Hoboken Dog Wash! They’re moving on August 1st, from 163 4th Street, a block west to 211 4th Street (former home of Capello Studio hair salon).

The new location is well more than double the size – with bonus perks!

For one, they’re keeping the two K9000 robotic dog wash contraptions (with potential space for a third if necessary). And since dog grooming is a much sought-after service in Hoboken, they’ll have space four or five groomers now! “Head Groomer” Erica Li will get the featured table near the front window (with a special surprise coming there), and space for several more tables in the back room.

Additionally, a convenient “staging area” for dogs to chill while they wait for their owners to pick ’em up. The space in the backyard has also been cleaned up – and the pooches (and their owners) can even go outside on nice days. Overall, a fantastic upgrade to the super popular canine salon!

Covered on Live Well HD

2/20/2010 Update:

Hoboken Dog Wash was covered on Live Well HD recently! (after the first segment on the “WiFi Cap”)

Have you tried the Hoboken Dog Wash yet?

1/14/2010 Update:

Here’s a little video update for the Hoboken Dog Wash at 163 4th Street.

Featuring cute canines getting cleaned up in this futuristic and safe self-service bathing system! And don’t forget – you can also get expert grooming from Oscar’s groomer Erica Li there as well!

All the customers I’ve seen have been thrilled. Have you given it a shot yet?

Phone: 201-795-5111

Hoboken Dog Wash this weekend!

9/24/2009 Update:

Stopped by the Hoboken Dog Wash (163 4th Street) this week, as they put final touches on the new self-service dog-bathing facility. I got a brief demonstration of how this dog bath contraption works, and have to say it’s pretty cool! $15 for 10 minutes. Soap, rinse, Frontline-compatible flea rinse, conditioner, and blow dry. You can even sanitize the machine when complete. A fully self-contained device. On top of the self-serve aspect, the Hoboken Dog Wash will also offer optional full service washes done by one of two groomers that will be on staff (including Oscar’s groomer Erica Li!)

From what I saw – area residents were excited the Dog Wash was opening soon, as at least five dog owners came by in the 15 minutes I was there.

Owner Fran expects to be open by Saturday.

Hoboken Watch closed, Hoboken Dog Wash to open


Speaking of the now closed Hoboken Watch Company – the Hoboken Dog Wash is taking over the space!


Stop the presses – The future has arrived!

The Hoboken Dog Wash features this scary “K9000 Dog Wash” machine. I have a feeling lots of dogs might get the heebie jeebies and have an “accident” in this industrial contraption! I know the Hoboken411 Mascot Oscar would get super-canine strength and eat through the metal chain and leap through the glass window and high-tail it back home. (Trust me – I have the Doggie Dream Analyzing Machine – I know what he’s thinking.)

Not sure how much it’ll cost – and I vaguely recall that there might be some kind of grooming available too.. because sometimes a bath isn’t enough. Who knows. Will find out more when they open. But a business where you require no staff is quite genius!

Meh, maybe it ain’t that bad…

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60 Comments on "Hoboken Dog Wash – Update"

6 years 6 months ago

Since most people own those godforsaken “yappy” dogs in town that can be washed in a sink or toilet, who knows if this will work. Best of luck to them.

6 years 6 months ago

Oy. That machine gives ME the heebs.

Would one step into a washer in order to get clean?

Just askin’.

6 years 6 months ago

You have gotta be freakin kidding me!
That thing is scary! Damn Australians.

6 years 6 months ago

i’m so confused by this. i have a bigger dog (65lbs.) and i just wash him in my shower. Takes me about 15 minutes.

The only time I can imagine using this is when the pooch rolls in the mud at Church Square Park & I want him clean before going home. But even then — now I just use the free hose at Stephens Park on Hudson.

6 years 6 months ago

Can anyone recommend a place in town to get watch batteries replaced? I always went to the Watch Co. and I can’t say that I’ve noticed any other local place that does it. I’ve got a few I need changed.

6 years 6 months ago

The store on Washinton street. I think it’s 3rd. Joon Lee Gifts. The Asian man. He is a definate. I assume Vicki’s Jewelers on 7th & Wash.will. Hoboken Gold probably will as well. I think it’s a safe assumption. Any jewelry store will. Good Luck

In response to Oldehickory who said:
Can anyone recommend a place in town to get watch batteries replaced? I always went to the Watch Co. and I can’t say that I’ve noticed any other local place that does it. I’ve got a few I need changed.