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Baywater Animal Rescue: WAHL Grooming Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

We got six bottles of Wahl shampoo. This shampoo is used to keep the dogs looking very clean for meeting potential adopters. With all the rainy and snowy weather, the dogs get very dirty running around in our play-yards. We want adopters to meet a clean, good-smelling dog, and this shampoo has allowed us to keep them adopt-ready!

The money saved on buying shampoo has allowed us to buy needed straw and other winter items for keeping the animals warm and comfortable.

How many pets did this grant help?

We are able to give baths as needed. We have an average of 17 dogs in the shelter, and all of these dogs are kept clean with this shampoo.

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Teddy was an owner surrender who was not being well cared for. The previous owner had too many dogs, and Teddy suffered from her bad financial status. He came in all matted and dirty. We immediately got him a bath and he came out a handsome, white puffball. He was adopted a week after his initial bath. He is spoiled rotten and loves his forever family. He gets to play with a lot of kids and other dogs and lounge around the house all day.

Petra was owner-surrendered with her eight puppies. All of her puppies have been adopted. As you can see by her picture, she has very short legs, so when she gets to running around the yard when it is muddy, she is a mess. She loves to run, and even has some running-mates here, but she goes from white to black after about 10 minutes of playtime. She knows her bath-time routine, and once she is clean, she is ready to impress potential adopters. She is still looking for her forever home, but hopefully she will find a nice family before the holidays.

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