Wahl Clipper Corporation Sponsored Rescue Rodeo
The Rodeo marked the 11th time Wahl has sponsored the event, which pits professional groomers against each other in a friendly canine makeover competition. The shelter dogs in the competition were placed for adoption and found new homes after their makeovers.
“Helping dogs find their forever homes is such a rewarding experience,” said Chelsea Compton, marketing and communications coordinator for Wahl Clipper. “The Wahl team understands that overall health and happiness are the building blocks for a happy and healthy animal, and we’re so happy to enable groomers to be able to contribute in this way.”
As part of the Rescue Rodeo, each professional groomer participating in the contest was assigned a shelter dog for rescue. They then had two and a half hours to prep work, bathe, dry and groom the animal. Judges evaluated the contest based on how the styling suited the dog’s conformation, grooming techniques, overall technical finish, handling of animals, degree of difficulty and change in overall appearance from start to finish.
In addition to donations to the charity of choice, Rescue Rodeo winners received cash prizes ranging from $1,000 for first place to $300 for fifth place.
Wahl will continue its tradition of sponsoring this event at SuperZoo, which will be held August 20-22, 2019. The competition will be open to all groomers