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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Monday, July 18, 2011 2:34 pm

Glad to hear they are doing well and expanding! I really like going here. Its a nice treat to yourself, especially when trying to give a pitbull a bath in a shower stall that kills your back. The staff is extremely friendly….especially the owner. Machine is super easy to operate. And you get a free wash after 10 washes! Good luck in the new space!

Saturday, September 11, 2010 5:57 pm

Um, I don’t like to give negative reviews here, much less on September 11th, when people should have a little more sense and compassion for others. But I’m afraid I have to regarding this place, as I really need to let off some steam. I’ve never encountered rudeness from folks who work with animals, so this is a first: Thank you for letting me fiddle with your gate forever, Hoboken Dogwash. I couldn’t figure out how to open it, and it really meant a lot that while one of you wasn’t doing a thing in your establishment but talking, you couldn’t help me inside. Thank you, groomer, as well. I understand that you don’t accept checks, but you didn’t have to yell that at me with your back to my face. I wasn’t intending to give you a check, nor would I have committed any form of deceit when it came to paying you. I don’t pull a fast one on anybody. I’d never been to your establishment, and wasn’t aware of what kind of payments you accept, so I politely asked if you accepted credit/debit card payments. One of you said checks and cash. Another rudely yelled “CASH ONLY”. Then you mouthed something else, and, needless to say, I decided I was done there. I am not yelling in response… Simply saying that you’ve lost my business and that of all the dogs I walk. They’ve never been to your establishment either, and you could have had a nice… Read more »

Sunday, February 21, 2010 11:04 pm

Funny this was posted today — I went here for the first time this afternoon after going to Church Square Park which is currently a giant puddle of mud & the pooch was covered after running around.

Definitely worth the $15 for a wash. I never really considered going here since I just wash him in my shower stall but this is so much easier on the back, no clean up — and is completely simple to use.

The owner was there and showed me how to use the machine which was simple — the whole thing took 15 minutes.

highly recommend.

Saturday, February 20, 2010 7:07 pm

I just realized that when I went to demarest,a real long time ago,that location was a dirty little candy store called”polio pete’s”.

Saturday, February 20, 2010 5:55 pm

The beginning of the video before the dog part the gal talks about the wifi hat, when the red light goes on you know there is wifi. My question is if that hat is on, how can you know if the light is on? Bad invention

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