Are Beach Soul® pump-operated showers pet friendly?

Worried about muddy paws leaving a mess in your car interior, caravan or home? Nobody wants to deal with dirty pets, but washing them in a traditional shower can be a hassle. 

It also isn't practical to use a water bottle or hose. The former is an inefficient and frustrating way to clean your furry friend, while the latter can be intimidating and limiting. 

Clearly there needs to be a better solution for pet owners besides calling in the dog washer every time they get dirty, which is where a portable, pump-operated shower comes in handy. 

What makes a portable shower pet-safe? 

A pet or dog-safe portable shower should quickly, gently and effectively clean your pet. It should also be easy to use, transport and store. 

The name of the game here is convenience and practicality.  

Nobody has time to wrestle with complicated equipment when their pet is covered in sand, dirt or mud, nor do you want to freak them out with a noisy or forceful shower. 

Why should I use a portable dog wash station? 

This is pretty self-explanatory, but the main reason pet owners should invest in a portable dog wash station is to save time, money and stress. 

Not only can you clean your pet quickly and easily, but you also have the peace of mind knowing that they are getting a thorough and gentle bath without any harmful chemicals. 

You won't have to worry about a dirty dog leaving paw prints on your freshly cleaned upholstery. You also needn't stress about finding a pet-friendly car wash or paying for an expensive groomer. 

Ultimately, a portable dog wash setup is all about convenience and quality, gentle care for your furry friend. The last thing you want is to distress your doggo after a relaxing beach walk! 

What to look for in a pet-safe shower 

Ease of use 

Do you need to charge it? Are there complicated settings to choose from? Is there a lot of setup and maintenance involved? You want a pet safe portable shower that makes your life easier, not harder. Look for the simplest, most effective option. This way you save yourself stress and hassle in the long run. 


Being able to move your shower from the car to the caravan to the house is a key part of the convenience factor. A good pet-safe portable shower should be compact and lightweight, making it easy to store and transport wherever you need it. 


You want your investment to last, so make sure to look for features like rust-proof materials, sturdy construction and a decent warranty. It's also a good idea to read reviews and get recommendations from other pet owners to ensure the quality of the product. 

Showerhead options 

Cleaning stubborn mud from a dog's paws requires a different water flow than rinsing soap from their body. Look for a pet-safe shower with adjustable settings to accommodate your pet's different cleaning needs. 

Silent and gentle 

A little noise is ok for some dogs, but there are others who flip out at the mere hint of a vacuum cleaner, garage roller door or even a toilet flush. Try to find a pump-operated shower that’s quiet and gentle, preferably without any batteries or noisy electric components – for a stress-free bath experience for your pet. 

The benefits of using our Beach Showers on pets 

Easy to store in your boot or tray 

Our Beach Showers can be easily stored in your car's boot or ute/pickup tray, thanks to their compact design and lightweight materials. This means you can take them on the go and have a clean pet wherever your adventures bring you. 

Made from BPA-free plastic 

BPA stands for Bisphenol A, a chemical commonly used in plastic products that has been linked to health concerns. Our Beach Showers are made from BPA-free plastic, ensuring the safety of your pet and the environment. 

Perfect for outdoor use 

Going camping or hitting the beach and need to clean your pet? Our Beach Showers are perfect for outdoor use, with their pump-operated design allowing them to be used anywhere without the need for electricity or batteries. 

Pump operated which means no noisy mechanisms 

Again, because our Beach Showers are pump-operated, there’s no need for any noisy mechanisms such as batteries or electricity. This guarantees a peaceful bathing experience for your pet. 

Gentle on coats and paws 

Your dog's coat and paws are delicate and require gentle care. Our Beach Showers provide a soft, yet effective water flow that won't harm their sensitive skin or make them frightened of future bathing sessions. 

Available in a variety of sizes 

Go for our 5L showers or 8L showers, depending on your pet's size and cleaning needs. The bigger the dog, the more water you'll need to get them squeaky clean! 

A step-by-step guide to using portable showers on your pet 

Step 1: Setup 

Find a suitable place to wash your dog, whether it's at the back of the car on grass or away from your campsite. You want to make sure excess water can drain away easily. 

Step 2: Brushing 

A quick once-over with a grooming brush can help loosen any dirt or debris from your pet's coat before getting them wet. 

Step 3: Preparing the shower 

Place your shower on a flat surface near your pet. Make sure you've pumped it 3-5 times to build sufficient pressure. Choose the best showerhead mode for the job, whether it's a light mist or a gentle spray that can remove dirt and debris. 

Step 4: Lathering and scrubbing 

If you want to give your doggo a comprehensive clean, you can also use pet and eco-friendly shampoos to get them smelling fresh and clean. Use your hands or a brush to gently lather and scrub their coat. 

Step 5: Rinsing off excess soap and any remaining dirt 

After scrubbing, it's important to rinse off all excess soap and any remaining dirt or sand from your pet's coat and paws. Use the showerhead to thoroughly rinse them from head to tail. 

Step 6: Towel drying 

While dog's are blessed with the ability to shake off excess water, it's always a good idea to towel dry them afterwards. Make sure to use a clean and absorbent towel that'll remove as much water as possible, leaving your dog's coat only slightly damp. 

Final Thoughts 

Making your dog feel comfortable and cared for is easy with a pet-safe portable shower. 

Whether you're at home or on-the-go, these showers are designed to make bath time hassle-free and enjoyable for both you and your furry companion. Just remember to always choose one that prioritises convenience, safety and gentle care for your pet. 

With the right portable shower in hand, you'll never have to worry about a dirty dog pulling dirty tricks all through your car, caravan or house! 

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