Soggy Doggy Super Shammy Review
Saying that Oscar is not a fan of water is an understatement. The closest he’ll come to it on his own volition is when he needs a drink of water from his bowl. He steers clear of lakes, pools, puddles and bathtubs. And in the unfortunate instances when he does get wet, he will do everything in his power to get it off ASAP (constant shaking and rubbing his fur on furniture seem to be his favorite ways to get dry). In the past, I’ve just used an old hand-me-down towel to get the job done. It served its purpose, to an extent, but I hated having a smelly towel hanging around until laundry day. So I was happy to take the Soggy Doggy Super Shammy out for a “dry” run.
A little bit about the Soggy Doggy Super Shammy before I go into my review. The Shammy is made up of microfiber chenille “noodles,” which contain millions of textured, ultrafine strands woven together. These noodles absorb water, and the Super Shammy claims to hold up to 7 times its weight in water. It’s soft and gentle to the touch, and the Super Shammy can be put directly into the washer and dryer after use.
As I was drying Oscar off, I noticed that the Shammy was soaked… as was to be expected (Oscar is a hairy fellow). I rung it out and stream of water drained out. It was still a little damp, but the Super Shammy was good to go for another drying round on Oscar. There was less full-body shaking, which meant I didn’t smell like a wet dog for the rest of the day.
I also found it easier to control Oscar while drying him. With a towel, Oscar wiggles his way free to run around and rub himself on every dry surface of the house or he thinks it’s a game and tries to eat the towel. The Super Shammy’s hand pockets let me control the situation while soaking up that dirty bathwater. That meant less water on me and my furniture and more water in the shammy. Even my mom got in on the fun. Oscar got a great rubdown from his grandma – as you can see in the picture, he loves the extra attention!
When I was finished with it, I gave it one last ring out and hung it outside to dry. The sun was out, so it only took about an hour or two for it to completely dry.
I found the Soggy Doggy Super Shammy absorbed more water than a towel after Oscar’s bath time. I especially liked that I wasn’t left with a dripping, soggy towel that made a mess all over my hardwood floors until I could throw it into the washing machine. The Super Shammy held on to the smelly dog water until I was ready to ring in into the bathtub – bonus points for that tidy tidbit. And I didn’t throw it into the wash; I just let it dry outside. And when it was dry, it didn’t smell musty or like wet dog. I could easily use it again without throwing it into the wash.
Another plus that really has nothing to do with the functionality of this product – I liked that it didn’t look like a raggedy old towel. I usually leave one on the front banister to wipe off Oscars paws and underbelly when we’ve been outside after a rain shower. The Super Shammy looks much better hanging on its hook – kind of like a robe in the bathroom!
The Soggy Doggy Super Shammy retails for $19.99 and comes in three different colors. You can pick one up from the Soggy Doggy website or at your local pet store.
*Note: PetGuide.com was NOT compensated for this review. We received a free Soggy Doggy Super Shammy to review. The opinions expressed in this post are the author’s. We provide unbiased feedback of the products and share products we think our readers would enjoy using and learning more about.
Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).
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