A Chihuahua-pug combine with a fascination for mud was named the winner of Wahl Clipper Corp.’s 2013 Dirty Dogs Photo Contest.
How usually he makes use of the grand prize—a 12 months’s provide of Wahl grooming merchandise—stays to be seen.
The soiled canine, River, was nominated by his proprietor in October throughout Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, an effort designed to name consideration to rescue animals and make them extra presentable to potential homeowners.
“Grooming is important to the health of our pets, but it’s critical to the adoption of dogs who are abandoned to shelters and need new families,” says Karen Hollish, program advertising supervisor at Petfinder Foundation, a contest co-sponsor. “While there are many hurdles to dog adoption, one of the ongoing challenges rescue groups and shelters face is access to much-needed grooming supplies.”
River’s nominated shelter, Secondhand Hounds Rescue in Minnetonka, Minn., acquired a $5,000 grant and grooming provides.
Owners of canines in want of a shower submitted greater than 350 entries on Wahl’s Facebook web page in October. Dog lovers voted for his or her favorites in November from amongst 25 finalists.
The second- and third-place finishers have been Nancy, representing Texas Gulf Coast Bull Terrier Rescue in Houston, and Coco Chanel, representing Fluffy Dog Rescue in Nashville, Tenn. Each shelter acquired $1,000 and grooming provides.
“The hope is that these additional grooming supplies will help care for any animals taken in through the holiday season,” says Shay Moeller, product supervisor at Wahl, a Sterling, Ill., producer of grooming instruments, shampoos and sprays.
To learn extra concerning the contest, click on right here.
To view the competition winners and finalists, go to WahlPets.com or go to the Wahl Home Facebook web page.