Let’s Celebrate These Incredible Shelter Dog Makeovers!

Let’s face it – many dogs who are taken in at animal shelters look a bit worse for wear upon arrival. Though some of the dogs get much-needed grooming, which helps transform their appearance (and makes them feel better to boot), not every dog is fortunate enough to get the grooming they need in order to be adopted.

Which is exactly why Wahl and GreaterGood.org have once again teamed up to provide shelters nationwide with grooming products to help transform dogs and help them find a forever home.

Thanks to Wahl’s donation of its pet shampoos to shelters, more than 90,000 dogs have been cleaned up for adoption over the past six years. This year, the company hopes to play a part in the transformation of 20,000 shelter dogs – a lofty goal to help shelter pups get the fresh start that they deserve!

Wahl’s sixth-annual Dirty Dogs Contest, which aims to promote adoption, is wrapping up this week. Though there are many amazing before and afters, 10 dogs with dramatic transformations, have been selected to participate in the public voting which will determine who takes home the top three prizes. According to Wahl Pets, the top three shelters (affiliated with the winning dogs’ extreme dog makeovers) will receive grants from GreaterGood.org in the amount of $5000, $2000, and $1000.

Check out all of the amazing shelter dog transformations (and read about the dogs’ various rescue stories) at this link.

Learn more about the Dirty Dogs Contest here. Winners will be announced this week!

This episode of ShelterMe.tv shows how shelter dogs benefit in many ways from playgroups – check it out here!

Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at Examiner.com for 8 years. She is a current contributor to Fido Friendly Magazine, as well as a newly formed website, Pet Rescue Report. Penny is married and she has two rescued German shepherds and two kids.


  1. Claire Vinet says:

    Such a wonderful thing these people do to help dogs get adopted. I’m sure that in many cases, these makeovers make all the difference in their futures.

  2. Lynne Reese, CAc Pals for Paws, Inc. says:

    They are more beautiful than humans! People fall in love with them with those gorgeous pictures and give them fabulous loving homes! Love this..you always have fantastic details regarding our pets and animal shelters. Thank you for all you put on the internet.

  3. Dominique Deiter says:

    It hurts me to see these dogs were ever allowed to get in such condition . Yet, my faith is restored in mankind upon reading of the generosity of Wahl and GreaterGood.org. what an uplifting story to read when thete is so much negative in the world.

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