Spa Days Help Adoptable Pets
The Pretty Pooch Team is dedicated to helping Arlington’s Adoptable Pets
On Saturday mornings you can actually find smiles on the faces of adoptable pets at Arlington Animal Services (AAS). In preparation for the PetSmart® mobile adoption events, there is a lot of activity with shampoo bubbles, blow driers humming, and “pawdicures” taking place at AAS. The Pretty Pooch Team is busy getting adoptable pets groomed into their best, shiniest coats to find new adoptive homes.
The animals love the attention provided by these dedicated, animal loving volunteers, and feel refreshed after their luxurious bath, and grateful grooming session. They are even adorned with bandanas devotedly handcrafted by the Golden PAWS senior volunteers.
Here is how The Pretty Pooch Team all got started, in the words of Sally Amendola, treasured AAS Volunteer:
“Several months ago, some of my fellow AAS volunteers and FAAS members were cleaning up some dogs. We started talking about how nice it would be if we had more time to bathe these babies before or after the shelter opened. I brought the idea to Chris Huff, and after some discussion, she enthusiastically offered to purchase supplies for our group and to allow us to come in on Saturday mornings two hours before the shelter opened. Somehow, we began to be known as the Pretty Pooch Team.
We began to partner with Kelli Eaves and the Petsmart® adoption team, and our role became that of the behind the scenes crew to prep the dogs going to Petsmart®, bathing, brushing and trimming the dogs who serve as ambassadors for Arlington Animal Services. We also bathe other animals, as well.
Who are the Pretty Pooch Team? They are AAS members and members of Friends of Arlington Animal Services. They work tirelessly on Saturday mornings to make sure our fur-babies put their best paws forward. They are organized, fun loving, and animal loving folks. The members’ of the team change due to their availability, but one thing does not change…their dedication to saving animals.”
On behalf of all the well groomed, pampered pooches at AAS, we want to thank The Pretty Pooch Team for their many hours of loyal service helping improve the appearance of adoptable pets, and increasing their odds of finding forever homes.
Learn more about volunteering
View the mobile adoption events flyer (Please note: In September 2012, events will be held on the 2nd and 3rd Saturday, and will resume back to the 2nd and 4th Saturday’s in October 2012.)
See adoptable pets
Do you enjoy grooming pets, and have an interest in volunteering? Please contact Arlington Animal Services at 817-459-5898 today.
By Carol Weemes