Wheeling continues to show just how "pet-friendly" it is.
Cyndi's Sudsy Pet Wash is officially open for business on River Road in between North Wheeling and Warwood. The brand new, one-of-a-kind business opened Thursday, July 11, and it's helping pet owners get up off their hands and knees when washing their favorite four-legged friends.
Customers can take their pets, wash and groom them, without having to wrestle the pets into a tub or chase them around a living room sofa when the animal is dripping wet.
For $10, customers have 12 minutes to wash a pet of any size. It works just like a car wash but for pets, and it's already being well received by pet owners.
Owner Jerry Kopyar said if a pet fits through the door, it can be washed there. Kopyar said he picked the location, not because of how busy the road is, but because he thought it would better service both the Wheeling and Warwood areas.
"A lot of people have stopped because it is so unique and there is nothing like this in our area," said Kopyar.
The pet wash is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is air conditioned in the summer and will be heated in the winter.
A grand opening celebration is currently being planned.