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Wahl, Greater Good Charities Join Animal Advocate Lee Asher to Highlight Shelter Dog Makeovers

By Pet Age Staff//May 13, 2024//

Wahl, Greater Good Charities Join Animal Advocate Lee Asher to Highlight Shelter Dog Makeovers

By: Pet Age Staff//May 13, 2024//

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With May marking National Pet Month, pet industry leader Wahl and Greater Good Charities, a global nonprofit, have partnered again for the 13th annual Dirty Dogs Contest. Wahl donated grooming supplies to rescues and shelters nationwide that, in turn, shared amazing Before and After grooming photos — including the Top 10 Shelter Dog Makeovers of 2024.

From now until May 31, 2024, 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!

Wahl is also proud to continue its collaboration with animal advocate Lee Asher to shine a spotlight on the incredible shelter pets and their journeys. A champion for the cause, Asher is a beacon within the dedicated community of dog enthusiasts. His tireless efforts include traveling the country to spread awareness about the joys of adopting shelter pets, and operating an animal sanctuary where he provides a safe haven for at-risk animals, further demonstrating his unwavering commitment to animal welfare.

“I’m so excited to continue my partnership with Wahl and lend my voice to emphasize the significance of grooming when it comes to getting a dog adopted,” Asher expressed. “Grooming isn’t just about appearance; it’s about nurturing a dog’s well-being and personality. With a little grooming and TLC, these shelter dogs can radiate health, happiness, and their unique charm, making them irresistible to their potential forever families.”

For the last 13 years, Wahl’s donation of pet grooming supplies has helped transform hundreds of thousands of dogs and get them ready for adoption. This year over 400 heartwarming makeover stories were submitted to the Dirty Dogs Contest and 10 were chosen as finalists. Visitors to the contest page can see the remarkable journey of each dog, from their initial appearance upon arrival at the shelter or rescue to their stunning transformation post-grooming. Additionally, they have the opportunity to delve into the backgrounds of these remarkable canines and share their favorite stories across social media platforms.

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 May 31, 2024. To vote for one of these inspirational pups, visit the Dirty Dogs Contest website.