Testimonials on Pet Dryer System:
From Lotta Perrson, Ramnas, Sweden, S*Sidentassen Persian Cattery, 11-23-09:
I like it I like it I LOVE it !!!!!!
But my hands, fingers and shoulders said thanks. I have rheumatic problems in my whole body so this is just great, now I can take twice as many each day
From Zena Pigden, New Zealand, Shiningwater Cattery, Maine Coone breeder, received 6-14-08:
....The good side is that it (Pet Dryer System) actually dry very effectively. So for those cats....it is great, saves me time, in convenient and fast. I do need to take cats out at intervals and comb or brush, otherwise they can dry a bit curly, and the combing/brushing speeds up the drying process anyway.....
Still, I reckon I will get my money's worth out of it even though the total cost with GST was around $NZ1000 for me (and our incomes are lower than yours so it's much the same as paying $US1000 for you guys--see my note below). It's definitely handy for getting litters of kittens bathed and for the show cats that don't mind it. Best Wishes, Zena
[total payment for Pet Dryer ($489.95) plus shipping to New Zealand ($192 via USPS) plus her exchange rate, total to me was $681.95]
I LOVE the dryer! It was so simple to assemble, it works great & the cats dry so quickly. As you suggested, I set a timer, check on them & comb/fluff them out after fifteen minutes. Another fifteen minutes I do the same & they're almost dry by then. Just a little blow drying & "walla", fluffy cat! I especially like the way it dries the cats underneath as that's taken the longest time in the past. You've done a terrific job of putting together a nice dryer that works great! I also want to thank you so much for getting right back to me with questions I had.
From Lena Lindburg, of Sandviken, Sweden, Ragdoll & Persian breeder, www.categoris.com , received 11-24-07:
From Shirley Goodman of MoonShadow Ragdolls, Kyogle, NSW, Australia, dated November 7, 2007
"...For the kittens it has certainly saved me time and it works fine. Once the kittens are out of the dyrer they settle down reasonably quickly."
From Roxanne of Silver Palm Cats, Romona, CA, dated October 29, 2007
From: Susan MacArthur, Elizabeth, Colorado, Pelaqita Persians Cattery, www.pelaqitapersians.com , dated 1-2-07
I have used the dryer several times now and it works great. One of the cats didn't like the fact that the air came from "everywhere", but she has gotten used to it. I like the fact that the dryer cage is big enough to put a few kittens in. I greatly appreciate your keeping contact with me while the dryer was being built. Great product and I am so glad that I saved up for it. Keep up the good work. Sue
Another email from Susan on 4-4-07:
We recently purchased our Pet Dryer to use on our Persian cats. This dryer is everything that is advertised - quiet and fast-drying. For the first time, our cats came out of the kennel completely dried through and fluffed out. We love this dryer and highly recommend it to anyone wishing to own a safe and reliable cage dryer. Thanks Dave for a wonderful product. Susan MacArthur
From: Joel Maertens, Palace Pharmacy , , , , Cowboyrags Ragdoll
, dated 10-29-06
,Lander, WY 82520
, Cowboyrags Ragdoll Cattery, www.cowboyraggs.com , dated 10-29-06
To Whom It May
I operate a very small cattery of ragdoll cats I purchased from Ragnarok Cattery. I am primarily a pharmacist and my pharmacy consumes much of my time. I purchased a Pet Dryer ?System from Dave Chambers of Ragnarok Cattery. I have found this Pet Dryer System to truly be indispensable and a very clever invention of Dave’s!!! My Ragdoll cats are bathed at least monthly and subsequently dried in this contraption! It takes a matter of ten minutes in Dave’s Pet Dryer System and your long haired cats like mine are very dry and very happy!! As you must know cats do not like water as a rule. When they are stressed by bathing them they can get very sick very easily. This means you will be spending more time with your veterinarian and pharmacist (me J) and you will undoubtedly be spending lots of money to cure the morbidity of your little kitty friends. Stay out of the veterinarian office and don’t support your local drug industry!!! Make the small investment and get your dryer while Dave is kind enough to custom build one for you!!! I am not a salesman! I do not like them either. I sell plenty of drugs without having to make bogus claims for Dave. I have one question for my fellow cat owners….Do you often find yourself showering in cold water and then going outside to roll in the snow to dry off? How do you think your cat feels?
Joel Maertens, RPh
Joel Maertens, RPh
Photo of one of Joel's first kittens.
From Marie Mahoney, a Siberian and Birman breeder in Australia, www.nicha.com, dated 5-3-06
I have just received my Pet Dryer and my first experience with bathing a rather large uncooperative cat, was that he was far more manageable without my having to struggle with a cat that doesn't want to sit still and generally takes two people to dry. To be able to put him into a cage and have most of the hard work done without either of us getting stressed was such a bonus. I took him out a couple of times and combed him up and he looks as good as if I had prepared him as I usually do. I am so glad, I bought this system and know that to be able to dry him like this will make my life so much simpler...now I'm ready to try it on the rest of the clan. Thank you Dave. Marie Mahoney
My note: Marie got the Hybird Pet Dryer System, as she had a big cat that was difficult to handle. It was shipped by the US Postal Service, and the shipment fee was $201, but remember, this is the larger kennel with the standard motor--so the shipping box was larger and heavier than normal.
From Catherine Vanzyl, Persian breeder in Calgary, Ablerta, Canada, www.topiaryexotics.com , dated 4-29-06
It worked fabulous! Dried my Himi and my Exotic boys and the cats seemed comfortable in the kennel. I LOVE the dryer, thank you so much! Catherine, Topiary Exotics.
From Brian Bech-Hansen, Persian breeder from Illiniois, dated 4-15-2006
I wanted you to know how much I love my dryer box, after I bought the Regular dryer motor from Hurrycaninine............it is awesome. Drying Persians has never been easier. I did 4 kittens today, 9 weeks old. It took me exactly 24 minutes per kitten bathing and drying each of them. Thanks again. Brian Bech-Hansen.
My comment: He purchased the Dryer Enclosure from me, without motor, as he wanted to use his Metro Commander motor, and was very unhappy with the results. He liked the Dryer Enclosure, but his motor did took 1 1/2 hours to dry an adult Persian. He purchased the Regular motor from Hurrycanine, which has two motors for a total of 192 cfm rating.
From Daisy Wouters, of Belgium, another Ragdoll breeder, http://users.pandora.be/mypreciousraggies/ dated 3-20-2006:
Yesterday we washed the cats and used the Pet Dryer System. The cats are well dried and were not that scared. But the cats were well groomed, so everything went well..Daisy
From Guido & Massimo Fioretti, Ragdoll cat breeder, DeepBluEyes Cattery in Italy, www.ragdollitalia.it, on their 220 volt Pet Dryer System:
Dated 2/16/06: I tried the Pet Dryer System and I can say that it's fantastic!! You can have your cat washed and dry in a few minutes with incredible results in volume and softness of the fur. Thank you, Guido and Massimo
From Janet Klarmann of Encore Cattery, a Ragamuffin breeder in Florida, dated 1-12-05
"Just wanted to drop a quick note to tell you how much I like the dryer! Service was great...I had calculaged that it should be here on Wednesday if you sent it as you indicated. On Wednesday, it appeared! That was the day before I had six Ragamuffins going to a show and it surely did make the grooming job a LOT easier!
After the bath, I just towel dried and popped them into the dryer. No one seemed to mind, just sat quietly during the drying. After a few minutes, I took the kitty out and fluffed and combed to straighten the coat, and popped them back for another 10 minutes or so and then repeated the process. After about 40 minutes the kitties were wonderfully dried, ready for show, and not at all stressed! A win-win situation!
Seems about 40 Minutes for an adult and 15 minutes for a kitten! I'd used one of the fancy cabinet dryers at a grooming shop in Washington and was impressed how effectively they worked...but, was not impressed with their fancy price. Your dryer accomplishes the same thing... but, at a fraction of the cost. I would highly recommend it to anyone...
Second 220 volt Pet Dryer System sold to John and Avril Dickel, a Ragdoll breeder currently in the US. They are moving to Italy, and wanted a pet drying system that would work there. Their cattery name is Regaldolls, and they have 4 breeding Ragdolls from Ragnarok Cattery.
From Amy Fong, owner of 3 cats in Canada: dated 3-20-04
"Me: I like it! It used to take me a full hour of nonstop activity to wash my three cats (wash/dry) but now, I wash and and towel dry one of them (10 min.), throw them in the Pet Dryer, take a 10 minute break and then process the next one (each gets 20 minutes in the Dryer). So jukst 30 minutes of labor to wash the cats. So nice!....Cheers, Amy
First 220 volt Pet Dryer System sold to Veronique Mezot, a new Ragdoll breeder in France. Dated 3-31-04
From Carol Cloonan of IrishCottage Cattery in Ohio, a Ragdoll cat breeder, dated 6-29-03:
"Dryer came Friday afternoon. I used it for kitten baths on Saturday and had 3 kittens ready to go to new homes in less than 20 minutes. Best wishes, Carol "
From Mary Heath of Ridgecreekragdolls in Augusta, GA, dated 4-17-03:
"I liked it very much and it made my boy sooo fluffy....Other than making his coat very fluffy, it sure saved on my back in trying to blow dry him myself. That was great because I was less tired when I went to the show."
From Denise Cuzzupe of Lottarags in Billerica, MA, dated 4-17-03:
"I tried the Pet Dryer System a couple of times now. It dries them very quickly and very effectively...The System does warm them nicely. Thanks again."
From Guy Boulanger, owner of 3 cats in Donnacona, Quebec, Canada, dated 4-17-03:
"Yes, I have received the Pet Dryer System., and I have tried it on two of my three cats. It worked as well as it supposed to be. Thanks."
From Trish Keller of Clarkson Rags, a Ragdoll cattery in South Carolina, dated 8-20-02:
From Brenda Hammett, Catbird & Co Cattery in League City, TX, another Ragdoll breeder, dated 7-23-02:
The Pet Dryer System did work wonderful getting my Ragdoll ready for the show. The warm air coming out from top and bottom of the carrier that was evenly distributed to dry her all over instead of just from a hand blow dryer. Your Pet Dryer System did get her more thoroughly dried all over in a shorter amount of time. I do believe it was a lot less stressful for her and me. When I took her out, all I had to do is dry her a little in her arm pits and up underneath her tail. Go over her coat with a brush and she looked gorgeous. She was all done in 25 minutes. I would have set there for over a hour getting her blow dried and brushed with my hand blow dryer. I will not have any problems recommended this Pet Dryer System to others. THANKS
From Barbara Lafferty, a Persian cat breeder in San Antonio, TX, dated 5-2-02:
"Hi Dave, Today I used the dryer enclosure with my Metro motor on one of my full grown studs with a tremendous coat. I like to have died! It took 5 fifteen minute sessions and he was still about 30 % wet underneath. Later on, the Hurrycanine motor came in on Fed-EX and I was in the process of drying another stud which had been in the dryer for about 3 sessions of 15 minutes and was still about 40% wet. Immediately switched motors and noticed a a 50% more air power coming out of the pipe to where now the hair on his back was standing and moving......
Conclusion: The Hurricane motor is approximately 50% more powerful than the 4.0 Metro. It should only take approx. 30 to 45 minutes to dry one of my full grown Persians."