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Underdog Pet Rescue of Wisconsin, Inc.: WAHL Grooming Grant Report

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

We have been using the awesome-smelling shampoo to clean animals upon intake. It has been fantastic to have the dogs who come in smelling terrible come out of the bathtub smelling like lime verbena! The soap lathers nicely and really makes a difference in getting our intakes clean.

It's helped us save money and use a higher-quality product than we would normally be able to justify affording. It's helped our animals smell good and attract more adopters during meet-and-greet events.

How many pets did this grant help?

So far, we've washed about 25-30 dogs with the shampoo we got from the grant. Because it's concentrated, we have a ton left to keep on helping our animals.

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

Ophelia came into Milwaukee Animal Control, the shelter we most frequently pull animals out of. We found that her owner had passed away, and a family member had kept her and three other large dogs in a trailer with no access to “go” outside. A large bucket of water and food was scattered each week in the trailer and, needless to say, this dog was not fresh-smelling. Despite the the shelter giving preliminary baths out of necessity, she still required two baths with our Wahl products, but now she smells like a dog should — and her fur is surprisingly shiny. She didn’t look as bad as she smelled, but here is a picture of her today, very happy to be an adoptable in our program.

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