Meet Shane Patrick, the owner and operator of HydroDog Mobile Dog Grooming (

Tell us a little about your business. – Basically, we are a mobile service that provides bathing and grooming services for dogs at homes or businesses. Services include brushing, ear cleaning, nail clipping, anal glands for smaller dogs, blow dry, paw pad cleanup, and sani-trim. We also offer de-shedding, de-matting, and flea or tick control. If you see a giant blue dog driving around town—that’s us!

How did you get started in the business? – I always wanted to own my own business and I love dogs, so bringing a HydroDog business to Lincoln was the perfect opportunity. I have 33 years of motion picture experience and a lifetime of experience with dogs. Dogs have always been a huge part of my life growing up and into adulthood. There was Max, Bonnie I, Sandy, Runt, Clancy, Chloe, and Bonnie II. Then there was Billie, the red heeler who accompanied me to work daily for 14 years while I worked in the motion picture industry. She knew her place on the set and within my family, and was always well behaved. Billie was a favorite of cast and crew alike and always had a smile. Since I truly believe pets are a part of the family, it’s my goal to treat all dogs I bath and groom with the best possible care as if they were my own. Our clients know that their pups are not only being showered with safe, top-of-the-line products, but also with love.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – Being in my first year of business and offering a unique service, I would say the biggest challenge is getting the HydroDog name out there so people know about what we do.

What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – When I said to my wife and daughter for the umpteenth time, “I’m gonna go to the corner store and grab some beer,” my 10-year-old daughter stepped in front of me and looked me in the eye and said, “I’m not proud to be your daughter when you drink.” That wonderful person is now a junior in college, and this thankful dad has been sober ever since.

What is your favorite thing to do on your day off? – The only day I take off from work is Tuesday which also happens to be cheap matinee movie day at the theater. Since my previous career was in the motion picture industry, I still love to observe the craft and process of filmmaking.

If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be? – Compassionate.

If you could have a super power, what would it be? – Time travel, both forward and backward! Of course I wouldn’t be able to change what has happened or what will happen, but I can be a nonpartisan participant. Observation only!

What is your favorite movie? – I’m a huge Jack Nicholson fan, so my favorite movie is One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Classic Jack!

What is your favorite local restaurant? – The Green Gateau. Excellent food, great service, and wonderful atmosphere.

If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? – Abraham Lincoln. He successfully led this country through its darkest hour, the Civil War.

If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?(531) 229-8039;;