Less than half the dogs entering shelters each year are getting the necessary grooming they need. That’s why pet industry leader Wahl and Greater Good Charities, a global nonprofit, have partnered again for the 12th annual Dirty Dogs Contest. Wahl donated grooming supplies to rescues and shelters nationwide, and they in turn shared amazing Before and After grooming photos — including the Top 10 Shelter Dog Makeovers of 2023.
October also happens to be Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, so from now until Oct. 31, 2023, public votes will decide the three top dogs. 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!
Visit DirtyDogsContest.com to see amazing makeovers and vote for your favorite.
To amplify the voices of these remarkable shelter pets and their stories, Wahl has once again joined forces with passionate animal advocate Lee Asher to promote this year’s Dirty Dogs Contest. Dog enthusiasts are a unique, dedicated community, and there’s no doubt that Lee Asher stands at the forefront. Lee has traversed the nation with his devoted rescue dog team and operates an animal sanctuary where he takes in animals at risk while continually enlightening people about the rewards of rescuing dogs.
“I’m thrilled to once again partner with Wahl and use my platform to help shed some light on the importance of grooming when it comes to adoption,” said Asher. “Good grooming and a little TLC 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.”
For the last 12 years, Wahl’s donation of pet grooming supplies has helped transform hundreds of thousands of dogs and get them ready for adoption. This year, more than 400 makeovers were submitted into the Dirty Dogs Contest, twice as many as 2022 and 10 were chosen as finalists. 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, they can vote for one of the Top 10 Dirty Dogs, and the shelter or rescue affiliated with the winning dogs will receive monetary grants to further support their efforts. First place takes home $10,000, second place receives $3,000 and third place earns $2,000. The Dirty Dogs Contest runs until Oct. 31, 2023. To vote for one of these inspirational pups, visit DirtyDogsContest.com; and check the website in early-November to see the winners.
For more information on Wahl’s complete line of pet products, including grooming tips, visit WahlUSA.com.