We bought some Shamwow cloths at Costco. I didn't know why or what I was going to use them for. Until today, there was one sitting on the shelf by the back door. We had just returned from our morning walk in the pouring rain. I used it to dry off Bucky. It worked great, just sucked the water right off his coat. I didn't rub him with it, just let the cloth soak it all up. After I was done, he did get the total rub down. He loves that part.