Clean Up on Aisle Rescue Dog

Wahl and the Petfinder Foundation are helping 10,000 dogs get washed and ready for National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.

By | Posted: October 11, 2013, 8 a.m. PST

To help clean out America’s shelters, Wahl and Petfinder Foundation are helping to clean dogs up, giving thousands of shelter dogs a fresh start. To do this, Wahl is donating approximately 1,000 bottles of its All-natural Pet Shampoo to shelters nationwide to help with the clean-up effort.

According to a recent survey conducted by Petfinder Foundation, three out of four dogs entering pet shelters today are in need of grooming, but due to limited supplies and resources, only two of them will receive it. Left unkempt, these dogs’ chances of making it rest on the hope that those looking to adopt can look past their dirty or shaggy exterior.

Rescue dog mixed breed

"Grooming is important to the health of our pets, but it’s critical to the adoption of dogs who are abandoned to shelters and need new families,” says Karen Hollish, program marketing manager for Petfinder Foundation, "While there are many hurdles to dog adoption, one of the ongoing challenges rescue groups and shelters face is access to much-needed grooming supplies.”

Rescue dog before and after

 

Bringing a Dirty Issue to Light

dirty dogIn addition to arming shelters across America with grooming supplies, Wahl and Petfinder Foundation are launching the Dirty Dogs Contest.

During October, National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, pet owners can submit a photo of their dog at its dirtiest via the Dirty Dogs Contest on the Wahl Facebook page. The top 25 photos will be announced at the end of October, at which time fans vote for their favorites to determine the winner.

Dirty Dogs Contest prize packs include:

  • First Place: The grand prize winner will receive a year's supply of Wahl pet grooming products, $100 gift card, plus $5,000 and grooming supplies awarded to the animal shelter or rescue group of their choice.
  • Second and Third Place: Two second place winners will receive a Wahl grooming kit, $50 gift card, plus $1,000 and grooming supplies awarded to the animal shelter or rescue group of their choice.

To enter the Dirty Dogs Contest, or view the official rules, visit the Wahl Home Facebook page.

"We look forward to working with the Petfinder Foundation on such an important initiative,” says Shay Moeller, product manager for Wahl Clipper. "As a pet industry leader, it’s our responsibility to raise awareness of this issue and help our shelters give their animals the best possible chance of being adopted.”  

More information on the Petfinder Foundation and pet adoption can be found at petfinderfoundation.com. For information on proper pet grooming and how Wahl pet products can help clean up your dog in the aftermath of mud puddles, dirt and tangles, visit wahlpets.com.


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Eileen - 249708   Port Perry, ON

10/20/2013 4:48:44 AM

It is nice to see large company step up and think about something else other than profits. The dirtiest dogs contest sounds like fun.

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