About Us - Okay, since I'm not shy I will tell you about me first. I'm Mike Wensel and I love being back in Nebraska after spending more than 30 years away. During that time I lived in Paso Robles and Sacramento, California - Aurora, Colorado - and Eugene and Junction City, Oregon. I pretty much grew up here, so this is really home for me and it's always good to be home.
I started researching this business about 3 years ago while studying Business Management at the University of Phoenix, that's right, I'm a Phoenix, but always a Husker first. Go Big Red! Sorry, I couldn't help myself. Where was I ... Oh, yes, I saw how practical and fun the self-serve dog wash business was on the west coast, since I frequented the local scrubs with my dogs and saw how busy they were all the time. I thought to myself, this is really cool and I love being around other people and their dogs. There is something about people when they are with their dogs; they seem more real and friendlier. I noticed that the raised tubs and friendly atmosphere made washing our dogs easier and less stressful on all of us.
I dreaded giving our two dogs a bath at home. Bathing them in our bathtub was ridiculously difficult, stressful, and messy. It was just so much easier to take them to the local dog wash, pay a few bucks on a bath and some quality shampoo, and be on our way with two very happy dogs. We left all of the mess at the store for them to deal with and had a great time in the process.
So, after moving back to Lincoln, Nebraska to be with my partner, Lezlie Ferguson and completing my college studies Lezlie and I decided we needed to do something smart and began our path down business ownership. With a lot of help from some of the best friends and relatives a guy and gal could ever have, we designed and built 3 custom tubs and put them into a location that we felt was about as central Lincoln as we could get. The business is still improving and growing as we go, so thank you for your patience as we work out a few kinks early on.
My partner and best friend, Lezlie Ferguson, is not only a wise business partner and wonderful mother and grandmother, she is also a multi-facetted artist and craftswoman. She does the most amazing things with all kinds of materials and has created and incorporated a line of dog related artwork and craftwares into the store. Many of the items she's created are for sale and you'll find them displayed throughout the facility. I'll let her tell you more about that in her segment. She is really the creative genius behind all of what makes The Scrub shine.
So, come on down and check out The Canine Scrub; your dog is going to love you for it and you'll have one less reason to visit your chiropractor.