October 22, 2021

Annual Contest Presents Top 10 Shelter Dog Makeovers, Awards $15,000 to Rescue Organizations

Wahl and Greater Good Charities have partnered once again for their 10th annual Dirty Dogs Contest to support pet adoptions in line with October being Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. They donated grooming supplies, and in turn, rescues and shelters shared remarkable Before & After makeover photos — including the Top 10 Shelter Dog Makeovers of 2021.

From now until Nov. 9, public votes will decide which three dogs rise to the top; and the organizations affiliated with these dogs will receive a total of $15,000 in monetary grants to further support their efforts — $10,000 will go to the first place winner!

Shelter dogs have remarkable stories to tell, so to help bring a voice to the Dirty Dogs Contest Wahl is once again working with animal advocate Lee Asher. After traveling the country for the last several years with his posse of eleven rescue pooches, Asher now runs his newly constructed animal sanctuary in Estacada, OR, taking in at-risk animals while continuing to educate people on the rewards of dog rescue.

“Dogs love us unconditionally; they don’t care what we look like. Unfortunately, however, people don’t always return the favor,” said Asher. “Too many deserving dogs are being overlooked just because of their appearance, that’s why I’m happy to help shed some light on the importance of grooming when it comes to adoption. Good grooming can change a dog’s life; not only do they feel healthier and happier, but their true personality can also finally shine through. Sometimes, that’s all it takes to capture the heart of their new human.”

Visitors to the contest page can see what each dog looked like when they arrived at the shelter or rescue, and how they transformed once they were groomed. They can also learn more about the dogs’ backgrounds and share their favorites on social media. Most importantly, their votes determine the top three winners. The shelters and rescue groups affiliated with the winning dogs will receive monetary grants to further support their efforts. In celebration of the contest’s 10-year milestone, the first-place prize doubled to $10,000! The other prizes have increased too, with second place receiving $3,000 and third place earning $2,000.

The Dirty Dogs Contest runs from now until Nov. 9, 2021. To vote for one of the dogs, click here.

For more information on Wahl’s complete line of pet products, including grooming tips, click here.



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