Pet Retail & Services
4933 Voltaire StSan Diego, CA 92107
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Dog Beach Dog Wash, located just 2.5 blocks from the first off leash dog beach in the country, offers a variety of services and products for your convenience. From toys to treats, collars and leashes to emergency dog food, flea treatment to shampoos, we carry a wide variety of accessories and supplies. See the menu below for a full listing of our services and come see us!
One of the new owners, Melissa, a native of San Diego, grew up playing on the local beaches. After living for a short time in both Mission Beach and Pacific Beach, Melissa fell in love with the community of Ocean Beach. Although her family had visited the Dog Beach Dog Wash (DBDW) in the past, it wasn’t until around 2014 when she would get to meet the previous owners, Jane and Mindy. Excited about what Jane and Mindy had established in the community, Melissa said to them, if they ever thought about selling the Dog Wash to keep her in mind. As the stars would align, when it came time for Jane and Mindy to retire, they contacted her. “I was so surprised and honored to get their call almost five years later,” recalls Melissa. “Timing is everything and this kind of opportunity doesn’t come up very often. I knew I wanted to live in Ocean Beach and hopefully own the Dog Beach Dog Wash someday; however, I had no idea when it would actually happen.”
Melissa reached out to family members and friends she thought might be interested in helping her to take on such an endeavor, and of course continue the legacy of what Jane and Mindy built from the ground up in 1993. “It was really important to keep what has made the DBDW so successful in place. Which is the professional, friendly, and affordable service and atmosphere.” Sure enough, after taking over in the summer of 2019, Melissa and her business partner, Leigh, have the locally owned and operated business thriving. Melissa manages the day-to-day shop operations and employees, while Leigh oversees vendors, payroll, and the back office. Melissa’s family stays very involved; her dad, Ed even works in the shop a few days a week. Her siblings often volunteer their time when not working at their full-time positions.