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Maine gas station lets you wash your dog

GasBuddy Blog -- Americans spend an awful lot of money on our pets. The American Pet Products Association says we'll spend about $52.8 billion this year.

If the owner of the Tradewinds (Citgo) gas station on Union Street in Bangor, Maine has guessed correctly, some of that pet care cash will be spent at his station too. He's added a dog wash to the gas station/convenience store/ car wash he operates and already he's serving folks who want to fill the tank and wash their dog.

Jennifer Brown, a local resident who now brings her dog, Dozier, there for his bath, says "It's cheaper than bringing him to a groomer and it's really not that hard. It's definitely easier than trying to do it with him at home, trying to get him into a tub."


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Submitted Jul 28, 2012 By: PD
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 6:54:55 AM

doomsday: You need a Maine Coon feline. They love water. All the ones I ever had wanted to take showers with me..
doomsday
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 4:05:48 PM

OK, now, when are they going to add a Cat Wash too? Cats need to be handled a bit differently from dogs. They're less tolerant of water and handling, and require competely different flea/tick treatments when used.

Of course I just washed a cat in a kitchen sink once, with plain soap & water.
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:30:21 AM

ok
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how about instead of finding obscure topics to write about, get the points calculator fixed? I have 6 posts that I read and the counter only jumps 1 post (plus reply). Yet, when I go to post #5, it jumps suddenly from 880 to 975 (which should only be worth 45 points). Interesting math, but ain't cutting it for me.

Been watching that alien math happening for weeks now.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 1:51:54 PM

No more dogs for us...
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 1:17:35 PM

Car wash and dog wash. easy to do at the same time in a convertible
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 1:00:04 PM

how about your cat?
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:21:16 PM

The Mobil station in Racine,WI on Hwy 20 and Sunnyslope Rd. has a special pet wash at the car wash building so you can wash your pet while you are there washing your car.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 12:19:01 PM

Great idea! We could use this in AZ.

[Edited by: JimL1 at 7/30/2012 12:19:17 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 11:51:06 AM

this station owner may be on to something, a cheap way to wash your dog and avoid the mess at home.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 11:40:11 AM

Interesting.
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Deja Vu
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 11:29:37 AM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 11:28:19 AM

not a pet owner--not interested
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 11:27:49 AM

OLLLLLD story...why is it still in the top five?
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Yesterday story
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A re-post
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zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 11:26:59 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 11:25:13 AM

this was on the board before...
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 11:24:49 AM

Old New, but you guys do need a day or two off.
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WHATEVER!!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 11:23:27 AM

old news...
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 11:22:09 AM

very old news
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 11:21:40 AM

Kewl
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Why do these stories stay here so long
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ANOTHER story that would not die!
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 11:19:01 AM

Does washing your dog save money on gas? Certainly there is something more interesting and important than an article like this that keeps repeating itself each day. GB that desperate for news?
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 11:16:45 AM

good idea.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 11:14:35 AM

Old news. Let's move on.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 11:14:35 AM

funny!
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 11:13:31 AM

Old news...AGAIN!
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 11:13:06 AM

This article was posted a few days ago.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 11:09:40 AM

4 days I have seen this article
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old news
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 11:07:04 AM

change the goldfish water too
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ol
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 11:02:47 AM

Woohoo.. clean dog... but you will have to wipe the slobber off from down the side of the truck once you get him with him.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 11:02:18 AM

How about washing the windshield and checking the oil and tire pressures?
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 11:00:51 AM

OLD OLD NEWS
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 11:00:22 AM

I don't have a dog.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 10:59:26 AM

and this is on a gas website why?
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 10:58:37 AM

Repeat articles are on a roll.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 10:57:30 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 10:57:03 AM


My Beagles want to know if they give away free doggie bones with the wash.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 10:56:55 AM


Read this already.
PathTrack
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 10:56:52 AM

Anything gas stations can do to increase profits. The markup on gasoline for them isn't that much.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 10:56:52 AM

What do the dogs think? Anybody interview them?
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Old news!
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 10:55:17 AM

good idea!
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One mighty old story.
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