Paws and Care Dog Training Partners with Canine Clips Grooming and Local SPCA to Raise Money for Homeless Pets
On Saturday, October 24, 2015, Paws and Care Dog Training will host a dog wash event to raise funds for the Springfield SPCA, which is planning an expansion of its existing facilities. Also joining the collaboration is Canine Clips Grooming, which has generously donated the use of its facilities for the day. Between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on that Saturday, any member of the public can make use of the self-wash stations available at Canine Clips or have their pet bathed by one of the many volunteers who will be on hand. The suggested donation is $15 for the self-wash and $30 for the full-service bath. The event is more than just a chance to get a sparkling clean pooch, though! Area vendors have donated a number of prizes for a raffle drawing, and local band The Sneaker Beats will be entertaining the crowd from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Canine Clips parking lot. Rounding out the festivities will be three local food trucks selling refreshments, with a portion of their sales also supporting the cause.
“This event is a wonderful opportunity for the local community to help our shelter expand,” notes Springfield SPCA’s CEO, Morgan Rockport. “We are very excited about our plans to improve our kennels and add three new outdoor play areas for the dogs in our care, as well as renovating the HVAC system in the cat facility. We are incredibly grateful to Paws and Care Dog Training and Canine Clips Grooming for being so generous with their time and facilities.”
Paws and Care’s involvement with the Springfield SPCA dates back to 2007, when the organizations partnered to offer reduced-fee training classes to shelter dogs and their foster families. A more recent collaboration between Paws and Care and Canine Clips Grooming brought certified dog trainers into the grooming facility to teach newly hired groomers about canine body language as part of their onboarding process. As part of the upcoming event, these same trainers will be available to talk to owners about how to make the bath-time experience more pleasant for dogs who may not enjoy it.