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Easy DIY PVC Outdoor Dog Shower

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I have struggled at times when it was shower time. My dog is pretty good when she needs a shower. If the water stops for a split second she is ready to walk away. Making this shower helps free up both hands and pretty much wet her entire body at one time. If this seems like something you'd like to make I’ll take you through the steps I took to make his shower. Be sure to check out the video for more details. No glue was used for this rig it’s all dry fit, this way you can break it down and store it.

easy diy pvc outdoor dog shower

Here is a list of materials used:

Parts for my dog wash

42.5 W X 33.5 H X 33.5 W

(8) 3 way elbow

(1) ¾ Hose swivel adapter

(1) ¾ 45 elbow

(1) Hose cut off

(3) ¾ tee

(5) 10 foot PVC

- 8 cut to 31 inches

- 3 cut to 40 inches

- 1 cut to 39.5 inches

- 1 cut to 36.5 inches

- 1 cut to 2.25 inches

(1) cut to 1.75 inches PVC Cutter

easy diy pvc outdoor dog shower

For this step you need

- (8) 3 way elbow

- (8) PVC pipes cut to 31 inches

- (1) PVC Pipe cut to 36.5 inches (this piece will take the hose adapter)

- (2) PVC pipes cut to 40 inches

easy diy pvc outdoor dog shower
easy diy pvc outdoor dog shower

After forming the two squares. You want to then attach the two with the 40inch pieces. 

easy diy pvc outdoor dog shower

1. Insert your 2.25 in cut pvc into the 3 way elbow.

2. Add the 3/4 in Tee

3. Add the 1.75 in Cut PVC facing up.

4. install the 45 elbow

5. Add the swivel hose adapter

6. Last the hose adapter.

easy diy pvc outdoor dog shower


- (1) PVC pipes cut to 40 inches

- (2) 3/4 in Tee

Mark, cut and install this pipe in the top. Place it in the center.

easy diy pvc outdoor dog shower

I use a chalk line to make a straight line on the pipes.

To mark where the holes are going I went three inches from the ends in. Then make my first mark. From the first mark, I made every mark 2 inches apart.

easy diy pvc outdoor dog shower

I use a small drill bit to make the holes. I have a drill press so I made a quick jig to hold the pipes as I drill.

You can use a hand drill only things all your holes may not be as straight. For the use of this rig its not too critical.

easy diy pvc outdoor dog shower

Hook up the water hose and turning it on.

Since the pipes are not glued it make is easy to swivel and aim the dispenser where you'd like.

If there is any leak as the joints the make sure the joints are tight.

easy diy pvc outdoor dog shower

It worked!

easy diy pvc outdoor dog shower
easy diy pvc outdoor dog shower

This worked as I envision

1. Turn on water wet your pet

2. Turn off the water soap and wash

3. Turn the water back on when time to rinse


Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

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  • Joan Elisabeth Piller
    on Jun 15, 2017

    Awesome device to water delicate plants dog wash too..

    • Dawn Frizell
      on Sep 3, 2017

      As others have said, you would sell many of these...I want one are ya selling them!?

  • Alice
    on Sep 20, 2017

    Did you invent this dog wash? Did I meet you in Michigan at a Migraine Hospital stay? If so, would Love to hear from you, and find out about your current migraines.

  • Glenda Crum
    on May 14, 2018

    It's a great idea. Have you thought of adding holes to the bottom to get the underside of the dog? Thanks for sharing your idea!

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