The dog shower is both a place and an event. Probably 95% of the time, when we come back from a walk in the vineyard (two times a day), Callie needs a shower. Only when the weather is very dry, or when everything outdoors is frozen solid, can she do without.
When we moved into this house 10 years ago, the only shower was a tiled stall downstairs in the utility room. Walt and I took our showers down there in that unheated room for two years. Then in 2005 we finally decided to have a new shower installed in the bathroom upstairs, where there was only a tub before.
Hair enough to catch a lot of mud
Now the utility room shower is the dog shower. That's the place for the twice-daily bathing event. It's not a full bath, but just an under-body rinse. Callie doesn't mind — she used to it after six years of walks in the vineyard — as long as the water is warm. And it is.