Trublu K9000 Coin Operated Dog Wash

Our Story

The K9000® by Tru Blu Dog Wash is Australia’s premium self-serve dog wash machine.


Tru Blu Dog Wash is Australia’s leading DIY dog wash manufacturer. Our market leading K9000® Dog Wash machines are found all around the country – and are also exported around the world.


The Warrnambool-based company opened in 2005. Tim Darmanin who previously worked in the car wash industry, identified a gap in the market and saw a need for a premium quality, economical self-serve dog wash that any dog owner could use.


So Tim and his previous partner designed the earliest model of the K9000® – the first fully self-contained DIY dog wash in Australia. Tim’s core focus was to create a coin operated DIY dog wash unit with unseen durability, strong modular components, exceptional build quality and be easy and intuitive to use without costing a million dollars.


Today, the K9000® is by far and away the most requested dog wash on the market, and every year more dogs are washed with the K9000® than any other DIY dog wash.


From humble beginnings the K9000® has grown to be “the choice” and as of 2014, there are more than 600 K9000® Dog Wash’s around Australia, and over 200 in other parts of the world. These numbers are growing rapidly, as more business owners realise the strong return on investment the K9000® delivers.


As Tru Blu Dog Wash evolves into a global business, we remain committed to our local roots and keep all production and manufacturing here in Warrnambool. We also remain true to our mission – which is to deliver true value to all users of the K9000®, both the owners and operators of K9000®’s and the end users.



K9000 Beginnings from K9000 Dog Wash on Vimeo.


Where did the idea come from to create the K9000? Tasmania of course! Watch the story of how Tim Darmanin and his workmate thought up this amazing invention.


To learn more about the K9000® DIY Dog Wash contact us.


Tru Blu Dog Wash  P.O. Box 265 Warrnambool Vic 3280

P: +61 3 55629088  F: +61 3 55629022

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