Dog Health Supply Reviews

Isle of Dogs Waterless Shampoo Review – Freshen Up Anytime, Anywhere

Written by Kevin Sando

Let’s face it: Bathing a dog can be a bit of a hassle – Especially if you are short on time or space.

  • At home it can be difficult to get your dogs into (and keep them in) the tub. Then afterward, you usually end up with a soaked bathroom and a huge pile of laundry.
  • As much as we love heading to the local self wash, the whole trip takes over an hour, and costs about $15 per dog.
  • What about when your dog gets into something while you are out and about? (Our furry friends don’t always choose a convenient time to make a mess!) Who wants to bring a filthy dog into their vehicle?!

Today we are excited to let you know about a new way to get your dog cleaned up – anytime and anywhere…


Isle of Dogs Waterless Dog Shampoo

Isle of Dogs is a manufacturer of premium pet grooming products like shampoos and conditioners. We have been lucky enough to try out a few of their products in the past and have always been very impressed. 

Isle of Dogs recently sent over a waterless shampoo (part of their Everyday NaturaLixury line) for us to check out and share with our readers. We were very intrigued by the idea and excited to give it a try!

Make sure to read the whole review – Isle of Dogs is sponsoring a giveaway where you will have the chance to win your own bottle!


What is a water-less dog shampoo and how does it work?

Well, it’s pretty much just what it sounds – a convenient way to give your dog a “bath” without water.

This means you don’t need a tub or hose, and you don’t have to deal with a sopping wet dog. Perfect for in-between regular baths or when your dog needs a quick cleanup. This shampoo works on all types of coats and according to Isle of Dogs is even great for lifting grass stains from light fur.

Isle of Dogs waterless shampoo is sulfate/paraben free, and just like all of their products – made in America. It also contains a natural odor neutralizer they call ExtenScent. This product is available in a 9 oz. pump bottle with foaming head and has a refreshing grapefruit scent.

Checking out the foaming action of Isle of Dogs waterless dog shampoo.

To use, simply pump a generous amount into your hands and work into your dogs coat. Next grab a towel to dry and lift out the dirt. This shampoo does not need to be rinsed out with water!

Seems simple enough…

Trying it Out – Isle of Dogs Waterless Dog Shampoo Review

Don’t tell him we said so, but Harley has been a bit stinky as of late! I’m not sure what he got into, but we have been wanting to give him a bath for a while. Unfortunately an early season cold has had Rach and I both on our backs for much of the week!


We thought this may be the perfect opportunity to try out the new waterless dog shampoo to see how well it performs in a pinch.

First Impressions

As soon as you take the cap of the bottle you will note the invigorating scent. It is not overly “perfumey” but quite refreshing. The foaming pump top works great and dispenses a good amount of shampoo with each push. We filled one hand and got right to work rubbing it into Harley’s thick coat…


As you rub into the coat you will note that it does not lather like a regular shampoo. Instead it works right into the coat leaving only a damp appearance after a couple of seconds.

Since the foam works in so quickly and doesn’t drip, you could literally use this product anywhere. Even in the middle of your living room carpet!

It will take several handfuls to work into a thick coat like Harley’s, but the foaming action makes it seem like you are using much more product than you actually are. There is plenty of shampoo in the bottle to last at least a few washings.

After we worked into Harley’s entire body  we let sit for a minute or two before drying. We wanted to make sure some of that awesome scent soaked in!

Drying Off

Using a towel to dry will help remove dirt and debris along with the moisture. We were prepared with 2 towels but 1 was more than enough as Harley ended up looking more damp than wet after using this product.


While Harley doesn’t mind getting bathed, this waterless shampoo would be a great option for those dogs that do. Since there is no water or tub involved they are basically just getting a quick massage. As you can see Harley had no qualms about the entire experience. Plus, the whole process only takes a few minutes from start to finish.



Isle of Dogs waterless shampoo did a great job neutralizing the funky smell that Harley had going on. In fact, we found ourselves sticking our nose deep into his fur to enjoy the fresh scent for the rest of the night! Even now that it has been 24 hours, we are loving the way he smells.

If you have time, we would recommend giving your dog a quick brush after the shampoo. The simple act of washing tends to loosen a lot of hair. Plus, after drying, the hair will be a bit separated making it a great time to run a comb through!

Why MyDogLikes Isle of Dogs Waterless Dog Shampoo

If there is anything that we could all use, it’s a bit more time. Our lives are jam packed with responsibilities and the unforeseen can really seem to put things over the top.


Doggie messes are just the type of thing that seem to happen during these busy times. That is why we are so excited to have a way to clean up the pups that is fast and reliable. Isle of dogs waterless dog shampoo is quick and simple to use – plus it leaves no mess. No matter where you are, in 5-10 minutes you can now have your pup looking and smelling fresh!

We would highly recommend keeping a bottle in the house, car and in your dog walking bag as well.

Want to try out this water-less dog shampoo for yourself?

Click here to pick some up on Amazon!


About the author

Kevin Sando

Kevin is a mechanical engineer with a degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has move than a decade experience in new product design, prototyping and early stage manufacturing. Pairing this background with his love of dogs, gives him a unique perspective to evaluate the design and execution of new and interesting pet products.


  • Probably the best waterless shampoo we have heard about. With us, we usually need a real bath when it gets to the point and I’m not sure this would be enough for the dirt we can get into being short and furry. It is something to keep in mind, though.

  • I didn’t know there were so many shampoos for dogs, but I would really love to try the Isle of Dogs Refreshing Waterless Shampoo. It sounds like a great option to use in between groomings.

  • Oh I do love the way their products smell. I haven’t tried the foaming shampoo before though, just the regular kind. Shiner could probably do with something like this. Might be pretty easy too since her fur is so short.

  • my little girl doesn’t haaaaate baths but she doesnt love them. this would be great to have for just a quick clean after a play with friends!

  • The white coat shampoo sounds good for soap & water baths. And the Refreshing waterless shampoo sounds great for times when I don’t want to do a full bath.

    At least I can just throw her on the shower bench in my shower or in the kitchen sink since she only weighs 11 lbs instead of going somewhere to bathe her. I went to a dog wash place when I had a free coupon to try it once & even though they had just opened, they did not have any sink attachments to leash short dogs in so I had to choose between leaving her unhooked or hanging her! While she is not prone to jumping out, it made me nervous since if she had jumped she would have gotten seriously hurt due to the height of the sink.

  • we would love to try this! sometimes we get a little dirty but not enough for a full bath, this would be great!

  • i love waterless shampoos. my favorite is the Isle of Dogs Coature No. 18 Black Coat Evening Primrose Oil Dog Shampoo, since i have black and silver dogs. the black keeps their coat nice. my dog breeder buys this by the box, for her show dogs.

  • Isle of Dogs Coature No. 17 Copper Coat Evening Primrose Oil Dog Shampoo for brown dogs would probably be the best for my dog. He’s a year and 4 month old copper colored Siberian Husky.

  • I would like the Everyday Jasmine Vanilla Silky Coating Shampoo for dogs
    for our Bailey he would like it

  • Our Harley is a Goldendoodle. This looks like a wonderful option for quick “baths” between soap and water baths. I’m thrilled to known this product is another option. I’ve had hip replacement surgery and my husband has back problems that may need surgery, so this product would help us a lot.

  • I like the Everyday Jasmine Vanilla Silky Coating Shampoo for dogs. This would be perfect for my dog babies!

  • I’d love any of their products for my dogs. My dogs tend to get dry skin and I found that oatmeal products work great for them. I’d really like to try their Isle of Dogs Everyday Silky Oatmeal Shampoo for Dogs.

  • Oooh, I’d be really interested to try the waterless shampoo on Mauja. She has a much thinner fur type (especially during the summer months) that gets pretty gross. As you know with big dogs, it’s a lot to give them full baths! 😉 This could be a really great way to clean her up a bit without the struggle of the tub.

  • From everything I’ve read, I would love to try any of their products! The foaming waterless shampoo sounds awesome!

  • My two big babies could definitely use the Red Berries + Champagne dog shampoo for dirty, filthy, smelly dogs. We live near a lake and my dogs feel the need to roll in every dead fish that they can find. They do this everyday

  • Great shampoo for when Gram and Grampa babysit the fur grand baby’s.
    The foaming waterless shampoo would be great to try and easy for the elderly to use.

  • The waterless shampoo would be great in the winter. I try to bathe less because of dryness and static furr that results. My lil ella wouldn’t have to shiver as much as when she gets a real bath!

  • The waterless shampoo is our favorite, this was a must have in our house when he was in doggy daycare and would come home all stinky.

  • Isle of Dogs Everyday Jasmine & Vanilla Silky Coating Shampoo for Dogs because denial’s coat gets a little rough, and since it is long it get tangles. this says it works for both

  • I would like to try… Everyday Isle of dogs lush coating dog shampoo.
    We have a new puppy (Koda) that has a very thick fur that picks up everything, so he needs a washing more then normal. I wish we could add pictures of our dogs.


  • this is an awesome and convenient way to bathe my 3 furbabies!! would love to give this a try.

  • For our dogs I do believe the Isle of Dogs Deep Cleaning Sulfate Free Shampoo, 128… I think it would work wonderful on our Labs

  • Our puppy seems to smell easily so I think “Everyday Isle of Dogs Clean Coating, Red Berries + Champagne Dog Shampoo for Dirty, Filthy and Smelly Dogs”, would be perfect!

  • I have two dogs with different coats so i would say either the Isle of Dog sulfatre free keratin or the silky oatmeal.

  • I would love to try the Jasmine Vanilla on my Pitbull, Shasta. I didn’t even know shampoo like this existed and I think its a great idea! Shasta absolutely HATES baths! This would be an awesome solution!.

  • The waterless shampoo would be wonderful to use and I also like the Everyday Isle of Dogs Silky Coating Dog Shampoo for Yorkies,Beagles and Spaniels for my Cocker Spaniel,Beauregard.

  • This would be great for smelly days between trips to the groomer… the beast doesn’t hate baths, but she doesn’t love them. Thanks for the chance!

  • Definitely the Isle of Dogs Coature No. 12 Veterinary Grade Evening Primrose Oil Dog Shampoo for itchy or Sensitive Skin, 1 liter because my dog has very itchy skin. She is always scratching even though I’ve tried everything to help her stop itching!

  • I’d love to try this one, but of their other ones, I’d probably try the Keratin Volume Sulfate Free Shampoo, or whichever one y’all tried and reviewed before. ???

  • I love the idea of the waterless shampoo. However, I have a very dirty little dog and I think I would need to use the Everyday Isle of Dogs Clean Coating, Red Berries + Champagne Dog Shampoo for Dirty, Filthy and Smelly Dogs, 16.9oz on him.

  • I think that the Isle of Dogs Silky Oatmeal Shampoo would be great for my dog because she has itchy skin.

  • This would help me out a lot. I have three dogs to bath and they really like to be bath and I always end up soaked.

  • I think my dogs would need the Isle of Dogs Coature No. 18 Black Coat Evening Primrose Oil Dog Shampoo. Sounds interesting.

  • I think the best shampoo for my dog would have to be the Isle of Dogs Coature No. 17 Copper Coat Evening Primrose Oil Dog Shampoo for brown dogs.

  • I would go with a shampoo for itchy or sensitive skin. We have three dogs and I prefer using the same shampoo for all of them.

  • The Isle of Dogs Everyday Red Berries & Champagne Clean Coating Shampoo for Dogs seems perfect for my stinky basset hound!

  • Jaxson gets his whole chin in his food, That and the tips of his ears. After a few meals, he’s got that sour smell. I’ve always wanted to use a waterless shampoo but the ones I’ve tried are always sticky. So my question is – does this leave a sticky feeling once it’s dry? I need one that doesn’t dry with that sticky feeling.

  • Our great dane refuses to get into the tub and hates water in general. This waterless shampoo would be good for her!!

  • I love the idea of the waterless shampoo. While our dog is easy going, she is also always on the go as my 7 year old’s service dog. However, I’d have to say my favorite for her would be the Deep Cleaning Sulphate & Paraben free shampoo. The last thing I want is my son’s dog stinking at school.

  • Ruby gets dry, itchy skin in the winter. I think the Isle of Dogs Coature No. 12 Veterinary Grade Evening Primrose Oil Dog Shampoo for itchy or Dry Skin would be best for her.

  • Hmm, so many choices! In addition to the conditioning mist, I’d be very interested in trying their heavy management conditioner, or nutrient masque.

  • The Isle of Dogs Tearless Puppy Shampoo would be best for us! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  • The oatmeal shampoo would be good for our girl who loves bath time and has sensitive skin. The Waterless would be great for our other 2 who act like bath time is torture!

  • The Isle of Dogs Coature No. 12 Veterinary Grade Evening Primrose Oil Dog Shampoo for itchy or Sensitive Skin, 1 liter would be great for my 4 large dogs.

  • Isle of Dogs Coature No. 18 Black Coat Evening Primrose Oil Dog Shampoo would be perfect for my dogs

  • The Isle of Dogs Everyday Jasmine & Vanilla Silky Coating Shampoo for Dogs would be perfect for our dogs.