“We show our dogs in competitions,” the homeowner explains. “I didn’t want to continue to bathe them in the same tub that my kids bathe in. For one thing, leaning over the low tub was hard on my back. And, I wanted a place for pictures of important dogs I’ve had, ribbons and training paraphernalia as well as the old towels and grooming supplies.”

So in a remodeling project that also included a pub-style kitchen, guest suite, screened-in porch and another shower for the two-legged members of the family, Wood Wise included this bathing area exclusively for the homeowner’s dogs. Most commercial dog grooming tubs are stainless steel laundry sinks with a large stainless steel backsplash but the homeowner did not want that. So, she chose Wedgewood blue cabinetry, bisque subway tile for the back splash and a small white porcelain tub.

This tub for washing dogs was raised to almost counter level to make it easier on the homeowner’s back.