From the Newsroom
August 23, 2018
Underdog's Rags-To-Riches Story Sheds Light on Animal Adoption, Just in Time For National Dog Day
Wahl and GreaterGood.org’s annual Dirty Dogs Contest reveals amazing shelter dog makeovers while supporting rescues
August 08, 2018
IT’S THE YEAR OF THE DOG: SPOTLIGHT ON AMERICA’S TOP 10 SHELTER DOG MAKEOVERS
STERLING, Ill. (Aug. 8, 2018) – According to the Chinese calendar, 2018 is the year of the dog, which makes the annual Dirty Dogs Campaign even more poetic.
April 03, 2018
Why Routine Brushing May Be Harmful to Your Dog
Brushing your pooch is a great way to bond, promote skin health and, of course, keep the house clean. However, using the wrong brush or technique can lead to skin damage and anxiety. The truth is, many pet owners are simply using the wrong tools for the job. Done right, routine brushing stimulates blood flow while distributing the natural oils found in your dog’s skin and hair follicles. So which brush is right for your dog? Glad you asked. Here are the nine coat types and the brushes that are best suited to keep them looking great.
March 10, 2018
Wahl Puts A Fresh Face On Dog Adoption
STERLING, Ill. (March 10, 2018) – According to the Chinese calendar, 2018 is the year of the dog, which makes Wahl’s annual efforts to support shelter dogs even more poetic. In fact, over the past six years the company’s donation of more than $117,000 in products and monetary grants, has helped shelters and rescues nationwide clean up more than 90,000 dogs and get them ready for adoption. “The transformative power of grooming is just amazing. It can make the difference between a dog being euthanized or finding its forever home,” says Shay Moeller, pet product manager for Wahl. “We understand the overarching impact our grooming products can have, and we’re committed to making them available to the dogs that need them the most.”
March 09, 2018
Wahl's Most Powerful Cordless Pet Clipper Gets Upgrade
STERLING, Ill. (March 10, 2018) – It’s no surprise that Wahl, the number-one selling clipper brand, was the first to introduce the power of lithium ion technology to a pet clipper. It was the launch of the Lithium Ion Pro Series Rechargeable Pet Clipper Kitin 2013 that for the first time ever, allowed pet owners the freedom to groom their pet anytime, anywhere — cord free. Now, five years later this staple clipper is getting a refresh.
August 22, 2017
America's Dirtiest Dog Revealed: Shelter Dog Makeover Sheds Light On Animal Adoption
STERLING, IL. (Aug. 22, 2017) – Sissy came to her rescue so badly matted it was difficult to tell she was a dog. Her ears were matted to the side of her head, her chin was matted to her chest and her four paws were the size of boxing gloves. After a full eight hours of grooming, her true beauty was revealed and she was quickly adopted. Sissy’s dramatic transformation not only got her a second chance at life, but the title of America’s top shelter dog makeover in the 2017 Dirty Dogs Contest (view all the finalists). The annual effort from pet industry leaders Wahl and GreaterGood.org demonstrates the power of grooming, and awards the top three dog makeovers with grant money for their local shelters.
August 08, 2017
America's Top Dogs: 10 Most Amazing Shelter Dog Makeovers
STERLING, ILL. (August 8, 2017) – Mouse was found hiding in the shadows. From the looks of him it was clear most of his 10 years had been very hard, but under the dirt and matted fur was a huge heart ready to give love. Thankfully, after a grooming Mouse quickly found his forever family, and was named America’s top shelter dog makeover in the 2016 Dirty Dogs Contest. His story stands as proof that a good bath can transform a dog’s life in more ways than one. The sad truth, however, is that less than half of the three million dogs entering shelters each year are getting the necessary grooming they need. That’s why Wahl has teamed up with GreaterGood.org to donate funds and grooming supplies to shelters nationwide. The goal: Transform more than 20,000 dogs this year to get them ready for adoption.
November 11, 2016
Family Travels the U.S. Washing Shelter Dogs and Saving Lives
STERLING, ILL. (Nov. 11, 2016) – The Amos Family had a dream—to raise $1 million to help shelter dogs find forever homes. Now, with the help of pet industry leaders Wahl and GreaterGood.org, this dream is a reality. The Australian family of five has picked up and moved to the states, and for the next year their home will be an RV and a giant dog-shaped mobile dog washing vehicle. It’s called the Bathe to Save Tour, and its mission is to visit 150 cities in all 50 states, raise money and awareness, and wash more than 25,000 dogs to get them ready for adoption.
August 04, 2016
From Bow to Wow: Wahl Unveils Top Shelter Dog Makeover in America
STERLING, IL. (August 4, 2016) – Mousewas found as a stray in Des Moines, Iowa, dirty, matted and painfully uncomfortable. Thankfully, he was rescued by his local shelter and with a good grooming this once-unrecognizable dog was transformed into a lovable pooch and quickly adopted. Mouse’s dramatic alteration not only got him a second chance on life, but the title of America’s top shelter dog makeover in the 2016 Dirty Dogs Contest (view all the finalists). The annual effort from pet industry leaders Wahl and GreaterGood.org demonstrates the transformative power of grooming, and awards the top three doggie makeovers with grant money for their local shelters.
July 19, 2016
America's Most Amazing Shelter Dog Makeovers Revealed
STERLING, ILL. (July 19, 2016) – Zelda was found filthy, hungry and matted. Barely recognizable as a dog, her rescuers cleaned her up to reveal a tiny Shih Tzu. Unfortunately, Zelda’s story is similar to the nearly 8 million other animals entering shelters each year. That’s why Wahl has teamed up with GreaterGood.org to donate funds and grooming supplies to shelters nationwide. The goal: Transform more than 20,000 dogs this year and get them ready for adoption.