Wahl Helps Transform Shelter Dogs

Wahl and the GreaterGood.org are on a mission to transform the image of shelter and rescue pets – proving that what is portrayed on TV is not the actual reality.

The two industry leaders have partnered together to shed light on shelter animals – showing they are beautiful animals that deserve a fresh start. Overall, the effort connects shelters with much-needed grooming resources and creates an online photo gallery to showcase amazing before and after grooming transformations of shelter dogs.

In total, Wahl donated more than 1,000 bottles of pet shampoo to shelters nationwide. This led to hundreds of grooming transformations on the Dirty Dogs Before and After Gallery. Visitors to this new gallery will see these before and after pet makeovers submitted by shelter volunteers over the past month.

Not only are the transformations fascinating, but adoption is also a major component. If interested in adopting, just sort by adoptable photos or look for heart icon in the upper right hand corner.

The Top Shelter Dog Makeover in America

To further recognize pet shelters and rescue organizations and celebrate their accomplishments, Wahl showcased the best photo transformations in their Dirty Dogs Makeover Contest.

Twenty-five of the best shelter makeovers were selected from the gallery by celebrity dog groomer Jorge Bendersky and award-winning photographer Seth Casteel. The public was then invited to vote for the top three transformations and the top dogs were determined by popular vote.

The grand prize winner of the Dirty Dogs Makeover Contest is Gigi, a fun-loving Shih Tzu from Iowa. Her nominating shelter, Animal Rescue League of Iowa, will be receiving a $5,000 grant. In addition, second place winner Howard of Allegany County Animal Shelter will receive a $2,000 grant and third place dog Vita of Southern California German Shepherd Rescue will receive $1,000.


(GiGi Before & After)

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Dirty Dogs Before and After Gallery

Through shelter support, we've collected amazing before and after pet transformations. Visit our Dirty Dogs Before and After Gallery to see hundreds of photos and stories.