Dog Washing Machine Looks Cruel and Unusual

03/28/2008 02:45am ET | Updated December 6, 2017

The latest pet innovation to come out of France looks just plain cruel. Lazy dog owners put their pets into this huge washing machine-like contraption, which then douses the poor little pooches with soap and water for four minutes straight! This seemingly terrifying experience is followed by a drying session that can last up to twenty minutes. How lazy can you get? Isn't caring for a dog supposed to be a loving and personal experience? Monthly washings are hard enough for dogs, why torture them with this industrial nightmare? My dogs are scared of the vacuum cleaner. I can't imagine being heartless enough to stick them in this thing.