Ethel Taylor didn’t have a business background — she used to be a missionary in Liberia. But she sensed an opportunity in the pet industry and opened Doggie Washerette, a self-service dog-washing operation with the newest machines, on Georgia Avenue NW.
Feb. 18, 2012 Ethel Taylor, owner of the Doggie Washerette on Georgia Avenue NW, talks to customer Jeremy Busse as he washes his dog, Ozzie. Taylor's new business features K9000 self-serve dog washing machines, which shoot water, shampoo and conditioner through one hose. Mark Gail/THE WASHINGTON POST Buy Photo