The Pet Washing Machine for Lazy Owners

Posted on March 13, 2010

Washing a pet can be a real pain in the butt. You must first master the ‘catch me if you can’ routine, then thoroughly cleanse the furry critter—including pee/poop stains—and clean up afterward. But what if you could avoid all the hassle?

Well, Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m proud today to introduce all you lazy pet owners out there to Joyful Honda’s all-in-one pet washing machine.

Joyful Honda is a pet supermarket located in Tokyo that recently installed an automated pet washing machine that shampoos, rinses, and blow-dries a pet in less than 33 minutes.

Instead of paying upwards near £20+ (US$30+) to clean their pets, a cat or dog owner need now only toss their pet into the ‘vending machine,’ insert £3.50 (US$5.25), and smack the start button.

Why, though, would a pet owner force their beloved pooch or tabby to undergo such a potentially traumatic experience?

The key word is recession.Tokyo, much like the rest of the world, is suffering through difficult economic times, prompting many pet owners—apparently are too lazy to wash their pet themselves—to skip out on a traditional Spa treatment in favor of Joyful Honda’s ultra-cheap, but ultra-scary pet washing machine.

Joyful Honda claims, however, that the the machine is perfectly safe for any pet. They even went so far as to invite one of their employees to try the machine for himself:

I guess they failed to realize that there’s a huge difference between a dorky Japanese kid and a pet!

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V Saxena
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18 thoughts on “The Pet Washing Machine for Lazy Owners

    1. Jarrad

      Its not torture. the water is like 32 degrees and the air blown is nice and warm all they need to do is close there eyes.

      1. Diana

        Umm, it IS torture. The animals do not KNOW the water is 32 degrees and they don't KNOW all they need to do is close their eyes. To them it's like you shut them in a small space and are torturing them. Hence why the cat is trying to ESCAPE.

  1. Kaen

    my god. they do realize that the PETA is going to be all over this and try to stop this torture device right? no REAL animal/pet lover would put their pet through that. someone please tell me this is one of those inventions that won't last past 2 days. because god help those poor animals and their mental trauma after all THAT! O_O

  2. @token7

    I'm japanese. We always created some strange gadgets.
    But is this machine made by japanese idea ?? I don't think so.

    Our products are always fucking sensitive :P
    That is very rough. Don't you think so ?


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