We caught up with Woof Wash DIY Business Operator, Rhea Libmann, at the Sydney Pet Expo (2014). Rhea started her business Woof Wash DIY in Marrickville, inner Sydney at the beginning of this year. She is experiencing great success with her dog wash and is planning to expand her business. Rhea has a K9000 Dog Wash Unit and re-branded it with her own Woof Wash DIY custom graphics.
“Its going fabulously. All the people love it. And I am very, very happy with it”, said Rhea
Woof Wash DIY based in Marrickville in Sydney is a K9000 success story. Opened up at Christmas (2013), Woof Wash DIY, is fast becoming a very popular place for inner city dog owners to wash their dogs. Business owner Rhea Libmann, could see that a dog wash would work very well in Marrickville because, “the area is full of lots of young couples and singles with dogs, very small houses, and no where to wash their dogs.”
Rhea initially came up with the idea to set up a DIY dog wash business 18 months ago and approached Tim and Campbell from Tru Blu Dog Wash to discuss her ideas with them. Tim and Campbell were able to give Rhea very good advice and answered all the questions she had about setting up her dog wash. She wanted her own branded dog wash business, so Tru Blu supplied her with the dog wash and she came up with her own custom graphics which the Tru Blu team printed for her in-house.
“The team at K9000 are fantastic. They have been really helpful. When I first rang them they told me everything I needed to know about how the machine worked”
Rhea found setting up the dog wash was very easy, her only difficulty was finding an appropriate location for the dog wash site. She eventually found that at The Metro Service Station in Marrickville. Tim and Campbell were able to recommend a plumber and an electrician to install the machine.
“It was easy. The only thing I had to do was to turn up and turn it on’” said Rhea.
Rhea has a day job at the Heritage Trains Exhibition at the Sydney Technology Park. She visits her dog wash three times a week to check on it, give it a clean and top up the shampoo products.
“I do the Woof Wash stuff after hours and on weekends. Its really not that difficult to manage”
On the success of this initial dog wash, Rhea has plans to expand her Woof Wash DIY business.
“I am hoping this is the first of many. I am looking for other locations to set up more Woof Wash units particularly in Sydney’s inner west and I will be finitely using the K9000 because everybody loves it“ said Rhea.