Sham-pooch! Dog wash raises money for Windsor Terrace shelter

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Put a muzzle on it: Workers had to strap Kate in for her bath.
Best buds: Bob Ipcar gives squeaky-clean Cosi kisses.
Special lady: Nikka’s awesome. Just look at her.
Rub down: Shai Navon helps hound dog Shoko dry off following his much-needed bath.
Wet behind the ears: Renaldo Webb’s Winston, a Tibetan Terrier, gets a cleaning from volunteers at Sean Casey Animal Rescue’s dog wash fund-raiser on Saturday.

They were soggy doggies!

A dog-walking company hosted a pooch wash in Windsor Terrace on Saturday, scrubbing dozens of dirty dogs to raise money for an overcrowded neighborhood animal-rescue shelter. Some of the pups weren’t exactly excited to be there, said an organizer — but they were eventually persuaded to take part.

“Some of the dogs love it, some of the dogs not so much, but they were easily consoled with treats,” said Helen Bowers, founder of Brooklyn Bark.

The pet-care outfit hosts the Great Dog Wash annually in order to keep pro-bono, no-kill Third Avenue shelter Sean Casey Animal Rescue afloat. This year, the canine stylists bathed around 40 pups, raising nearly $500 in the process.

Casey is something of a neighborhood hero for his good works saving animals in need — he recently rescued an imperiled goose from Ocean Parkway with his own two hands — and locals say they were more than happy to chip in with donations.

“Sean Casey’s amazing,” said Park Sloper Shai Navon, who got his hound Shoko from Sean Casey two years ago, and came around for the wash to support the beloved institution. “He’s amazing, his shelter is incredible. It’s just an amazing place.”

And, by the sound — and smell — of it, Shoko also benefited from a little shampoo, he said.

“We live right around Prospect [Park], so he’s always in need of a bath,” Navon said.

The dogs and their owners also scored some freebies courtesy of city pet stores and local vets, including food from Pet Plate, a Williamsburg service that home delivers high-end dog chow.

“How Brooklyn can you get?” said Bowers.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Cat Lover from Williamsburg says:
This is racist! Why not a cat-wash?!? Some people don't have dogs. Are we not as deserving? Are we meant to have filthy cats while your charity just rolls around in its MONEY?!
Aug. 10, 2016, 10 am

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