Dog Beach Dog Wash Washes Their 500,000th Dog

by on November 26, 2014 · 2 comments

in Economy, Environment, History, Life Events, Ocean Beach

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GusGus – the dog – and his mom, Chris Uzeta

It was a big day on Saturday over at the Dog Beach Dog Wash, OB’s iconic dog wash storefront, a really big day – actually a LANDMARK day.

At precisely 8:10 a.m., on the 22nd of November, the dog wash folks washed their 500,000th dog.

At that moment, GusGus – the dog – and his mom, Chris Uzeta (from Clairemont , was the Dog Wash’s 500,000th dog wash – or the half millionth dog wash!

GusGus received a free wash, as did the other four dogs here at the time, along with Mimosas and champagne for the owners, and a gift basket of toys & treats worth more than $200.

GusGus, a 4-year old Wheaten Terrier & poodle mix, was rescued by Chris a year ago from Second Chance Rescue, within a few hours of his photo being posted on their website

The Dog Beach Dog Wash’s  very first dog wash was on February 6, 1993, with Jan and his German Shepherd.

The very first dogwash, February 6, 1993, from L to R, Mindy, Jan and his German Shepard, Mindy’s twin brother Tim (who helped build out the space), and Jane.

Mindy and Jane began their endeavor – risky at the time – as it was the first do-it-yourself dog wash in San Diego- back in Feb 1993. On their facebook page, the Dog Beach Dog Wash says:

We are grateful to all our human and canine friends for making our 22nd year in business a constant joy!

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Mercy Baron OB Mercy November 26, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Congrats Mindy & Jane! Awesome women!


Frank Gormlie Frank Gormlie December 1, 2014 at 1:36 pm

I know Jan – he was a year behind me at Pt Loma HS, I believe, say 1967?


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