Wahl Sponsors Grooming Competition
Each participant was given a shelter dog for rescue and had two and a half hours to prep work, bathe, dry and groom. Qualified judges evaluated based on styling that 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.
“Wahl’s brand promise is to keep pets looking healthy, happy and beautiful and that is exactly what the Rescue Rodeo embodies,” said Chelsea Compton, marketing and communications coordinator for Wahl. “Professional groomers showcasing their talent by our clippers and providing the opportunity to help a dog find a forever home – that’s a winning combination!”
In addition to a donation to the charity of choice for Rescue Rodeo winners, participants also received cash prizes ranging from $1,000 in cash for first place to $300 for fifth place.
The contest was open to 25 participants and nearly half of the shelter dogs were adopted. Wahl Clipper congratulates all the groomers who participated and all the new dog owners for finding their new rescue friend.