First of all, you are probably wondering, what is the Soggy Doggy towel? It is essentially a 33″ by 14″ shammy made from chenille.
The two unique attributes of this towel are it’s shape and it’s construction.
The Soggy Doggy towel has built-in pockets on either end for your hands. This allows you to control the towel more accurately. I was able to guide the towel down Dexter’s legs and reach all the way under his belly. This allows the towel to absorb more water than a standard bath towel.
The second interesting feature are the hundreds of little nubs that increase the surface area of the towel which allows it to absorb more water. The packaging claims it can “hold up to 7 times it’s weight in water”. After using this towel, I believe that!
I ordered this towel from Amazon but they are available at several retailers. It arrives in two days. The packaging want amazing but it did the job; a plastic bag with a fold-over cardboard hang strip. It had all the use and care instructions printed on it.
I don’t have a dedicated pet sink or tub so my dogs get bathed in the bathtub. It’s a confined space which means I often get wet as they shake. The towel is light and easy to add to my collection of things.
I currently use Tropiclean to suds up, and a little plastic storage container to rinse. I have a five dollar hair dryer just for dog drying. The towel is a nice addition because it doesn’t mean I need to use a bath towel as well.
Dexter was just groomed so his fur isn’t that long. Typically he would have a for length of four inches but he was much shorter this bath. After the usual wet/lather/rinse routine, it was time to try out the towel.
It was very easy to use. My adult hands had lots of extra room in the pockets. As I mentioned earlier, the towel is easy to control as you move it over the dog. I would hold Dexter’s belly in with hand and rum my other hand down his opposite leg. The towel let me fully circle his leg which maximized drying.
I can’t speak for him, but I bet he enjoyed the massage of hundreds of little towel ‘fingers’.
The amount of water removed from this dog is amazing. While I mentioned he had fairly sorry hair this bath, even before he left the tub he had mostly dried. It took only there it four minutes with the hair dryer to finish the job and fluff him up!
When finished, I hung the towel to dry. I hang most of my clothes to dry (no sense using the drier when Mother Nature will do it for free, without the shrinking), and the towel doesn’t take up much space on the rack; less than a standard towel.
The washing and drying instructions are as follows:
Machine wash cold
Do not bleach
Do not dry clean
Do not iron
This towel is great for baths, but here in the Northeast we get rain often, and snow in the winter and I have no doubt that this towel will be useful during those times as well.
Soggy Doggy also makes several variations of a doormat, a slop mat for under food bowls, big and fluffy beds, and a humorously titled “Slobber Swabber” which is essentially a shammy on a stick. Check them all out on the Soggy Doggy website: https://www.soggydoggydoormat.com
This sounds like a pretty cool product. Of course, forbid I try to bathe my cats. I wouldn’t have hands left. Still, something under the water bowl would be nice. Thanks for coming by to visit Zoe and Raja’s blog.
Yael from PlayingInCatnip.com
Very cool, I just may have to try this on my dogs! Thanks for sharing the info.
I’ve never hear of the Soggy Doggy towel. I use dry shampoo on my dog, Misha, because she is afraid of water. So, I don’t really need an absorbent towel for that. However, this would be great for rainy days when she gets soaked.
This is a neat idea!
That looks like a great towel. I don’t think my cats would appreciate a bath 🙂
That looks cool. I’ll have to check out their site. Dexter is SO cute!!
What a super bathing aid! As often as the dogs get bathed, I’m gonna have to pick one of those up. Dexter…you are one handsome little dude. Thank you for swinging by the Ranch. We ❤︎ adorable pup visitors!