Doggy Bath Shield

$240 raised

of $19,000 goal

Funding Unsuccessful

Sep 16 2013

ended

1%

funded

2

pledges

Details

The Doggy Bath Shield is the only product that allows you to stay clean & dry while washing your dog.

My daughter is always asking, “Daddy, can we get another puppy?” And “Daddy, when are we going to get a puppy?” I answer, “When the time is right, dear,” “When daddy?” she asks me. “Soon,” I tell her. Undoubtedly, I also miss having a dog around the house, there’s nothing like having a good dog. Yet, I am reminded of the main thing I don’t miss about having a dog, which is the very dreaded chore of washing the dog.

It’s the one time when the dog goes from being everyone’s best friend into, “He’s not my dog, he’s your dog, you wash him!” And since I know how often dogs need to be bathed in order to smell fresh, I have not been in a hurry to get another dog, since I’ll be the one washing him/her. So I sought to find a way to remove the hassle from dog washing.

It seems like there is never a good time for anyone in the house to undertake the big messy process of washing the dog! That’s because no one wants to come home from a long day at work (or school) and get soaked with water and dirty soap suds washing the dog. Then after you dry him & dry yourself, you’ve got to change clothes, re-do your hair, make-up etc. It’s like getting ready for a whole new day in the middle of your day or evening. What a big and messy hassle! So what usually happens is the job gets pushed back until tomorrow and then again and again until finally you must stop what you’re doing and take the time to wash your dog, who by that time is in desperate need of a bath. Is this a dog owners only option?

One alternative is to take your dog to the groomers. If you can afford to do that all the time then that is helpful. But what if your dog is in need of a bath and getting a bit smelly, do you really want to drive him/her in your car, making your car smell like dirty dog? I don’t! What about when you let your dog out “to go” and he/she finds a mud puddle and gets filthy, do you want to drive them in your car then? Of course not! And what if you can’t get an appointment or worse, the groomer is closed? Then you’re back to where you started; you have to wash your dog yourself.

I thought to myself, “My goodness, with all of the brilliant people and all of the amazing inventions/products in the world today, I would think someone would have created a way to wash your dog without getting wet and dirty.” But as I desperately searched I found nothing except for a dry dog shampoo & dog wipes which are both quick solutions that can be used for emergencies but are very poor substitutes for washing a dog with soap and water.

So the deal I have with my daughter is; If Doggy Bath Shield raises the funds it needs to cover the costs of manufacturing the mandatory minimums, then we will go to the local SPCA or dog shelters and she can pick out the dog that she wants to bring home and make part of our family. So I need your help to make the amazing Doggy Bath Shield a reality and my daughter is counting on you so that she can get a new puppy. We can’t thank you enough for your support and helping us make both of our dreams come true! Thank You!

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Believers Pledge Donation ($5)

If you believe in Doggy Bath Shield as much as we do and would like to see this amazing product get made, please help us with a generous donation of $5.00. We Appreciate Your Support! & We will always remember you and be thankful for your contribution to the development of this product. Thank you!


Early Bird Doggy Bath Shield ($33)

Each Doggy Bath Shield has a SRP (suggested retail price) of $59.95 To show our appreciation to you for your pledge of support at this level, we are offering 1 Large Doggy Bath Shield at the special early bird price of $33. Plus we will forever be grateful for your belief in and support of Doggy Bath Shield. Limited to the first 50 backers. Thank you!


The Doggy Bath Shield ($40)

Each Doggy Bath Shield has a SRP (suggested retail price) of $59.95 To show our appreciation to you for your pledge of support at this level, we are offering 1 Large Doggy Bath Shield. Plus we will forever be grateful for your belief in and support of Doggy Bath Shield. Thank you!


Early Bird Doggy Bath Shield 2-Pack ($60)

Each Doggy Bath Shield has a SRP (suggested retail price) of $59.95 To show our appreciation to you for your pledge of support at this level, we are offering 2 Large Doggy Bath Shields at the early bird price of $60. Great as a gift or for those multiple dog families. Plus we will forever be grateful for your belief in and support of Doggy Bath Shield. Thank you!


The Doggy Bath Shield 2-Pack ($74)

Each Doggy Bath Shield has a SRP (suggested retail price) of $59.95 To show our appreciation to you for your pledge of support at this level, we are offering 1 Large Doggy Bath Shield. Great as a gift or for those multiple dog families. Plus we will forever be grateful for your belief in and support of Doggy Bath Shield. Thank you!


The Gift Set 5-Pack ($180)

The 5-pack is great so that you can get some shopping out of the way today, with just a click! Whether for Christmas, Birthday or just because, this is one present that your friends and family will really thank you for! Plus, we will forever be grateful for your belief in and support of Doggy Bath Shield. Thank you!


The Groomer 10-Pack ($310)

The 10-pack is for the serious business owners out there. Just because you’re a dog groomer doesn’t mean you should have to get wet all day. Arm your business with the Doggy Bath Shield, so that you and your employees can stay dry and comfortable all day long.


The Reseller 25-Pack ($700)

The 25-pack is great if you’re a small to medium sized business. You will be able to offer the amazing Doggy Bath Shield to all of your customers, who will love this new innovative solution to the age old problem of dog washing.


Product Specifications

The Doggy Bath Shield is made from a high quality tarp-like material that is reinforced with a tightly knit net material inside. The arched shape neatly covers the dog and has openings on each side that provide entry points for hands and arms to wash the dog. Hanging streamers cover the openings to prevent water from splashing out. There is also an opening in the front of the unit, for the dog to stick his/her head out. The top of the unit is made of a clear see-through material so the user can see the dog as they wash him/her.

The size of the Doggy Bath Shield fully opened is; 30” long, 18” wide, 25” high.

Manufacturing Plan

We have developed systems that enable us to provide a high quality product at a low cost. This system includes working with a local broker who has been manufacturing through the same textile factory for over twenty five years. This broker is the president of the Virginia Inventors Forum and is the broker for several members in the group. This factory has provided several working prototypes already. The manufacturing process will take about 90 days from start to finish.

  • The factory orders materials (up to 2-3 weeks)
  • Builds samples (3 days to build)
  • Mails to us for approval (5 days to arrive)
  • If approved, they will start production. (40 days to complete order)
  • Product is shipped (3 weeks by ship)

Risks & Challenges

  1. A risk in manufacturing is that the product does not get made to your exact specifications. So no order will be made until the sample/prototypes sent are perfectly made and approved.

  2. Delays do sometimes occur. To minimize the risk of that problem and others, I will enlist the assistance of a manufacturing broker who has overseen the production of many products over the last twenty five years. He will ensure the factory is on schedule and will assist me with the importing process.

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Jonathan Espaillat

Doggy Bath Shield is the only product that allows a person to stay clean & dry while washing a dog.


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