Dog Showers Are The Latest Home Trend Among Pet Owners

Ask any pet owner and they’ll tell you: Furry friends are just as much a part of the family as actual humans. dog-shower-31418-today-02_297738c7c71d65addc91ef7b6e260dce.fit-560w

And this interior design trend proves it.

A recent New York Times report pointed out that there’s a growing demand for designated showers for dogs in homes. Yes, you read that right: dog showers. Instead of giving pups a bath in the regular tub, some are opting to build a separate shower just for their pooch.

As excessive as it might sound, it does make sense. William Harrison, principal architect of Harrison Design, said his firm has been designing dog showers for clients for many years. dog-showers-today-180314-tease_fcbdb44a973ec80e8fdb6f7f90cfb183.focal-1000x500

“In the beginning, some clients asked us to design a shower with a higher platform so they could more comfortably wash their dog,” he told TODAY Home. “Now it’s morphed into a highly desired feature.”

The appeal of a dog shower is usually for bigger breeds, not Yorkies, he explained.

“You try bathing a big dog at home; it’s a big mess! Not only is the dog unhappy in the tub, but the suds, fur and water get everywhere,” Harrison said. It can also be unsafe as wet dogs can get hurt trying to jump out of a slippery bathtub.

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