Attention all Wag'n Tails owners!!!!
Please join us again for the Third Annual "Mobile Grooming for a Cause" during Adopt A Shelter Dog Month October 2011
Win* the $5000.00 GRAND PRIZE!
PLUS our friends at PetEdge have sweetened the deal again this year!
2nd place gets a $300 PetEdge gift certificate
3rd place gets a $150 PetEdge gift certificate
AND GET THIS:
The first 50 groomers that register to participate and groom shelter pets during October 2011 will get a $20 PetEdge gift certificate!
* PLEASE NOTE: The contest portion of this event is open to Wag'n Tails owners only.
According to the ASPCA and the American Humane Association, animal shelters in our country take in between 5-7 million pets per year. The really heartbreaking statistic however, is that of those 5-7 million pets, between 3 and 4 million of them are euthanized every year because they aren't adopted by a loving family!
Last year, our goal was to groom 1190 shelter pets during October. You all responded to the call for help and you groomed 2126! With your help, we can make an even bigger impact on adoptions if we all join together again this October. But we can make an even bigger difference this year. Once again we are asking you to join us and with your help we're sure we can!
It's not that we're asking you to take the month off to groom shelter pets. If you can schedule one day a week, or one day during the entire month of October or just one appointment slot when you have it available to groom on of these shelter pets, you will have made a difference. As a Wag'n Tails family, and we're over 1600 owners out there now, we can make a large dent when you look at us as a group.
This event will coincide with National Adopt a Dog Month this October with the goal of providing shelter dogs with free grooming to make them so adorable they'll get adopted into a warm and loving home where they belong. A professional groom by a skilled pet stylist like yourself will do much, much more to get one of these pets adopted than a quick bath by a volunteer. You and your high level of expertise are the keys to getting them a home!
Wag'n Tails will hold up our end of the Mobile Grooming for a Cause event too. We have heavily publicized Mobile Grooming for a Cause and Adopt a Dog Month in October. We are hitting all the major media outlets all over the country as well as smaller, more specialized pet industry media. Last year we made the CBS Early Show. CLICK HERE to see it! I know many of you already do your part on a regular basis and we commend you for that. You are special, we applaud your efforts and we hope that you'll join us this October.
We will email each of you that choose to participate a complete kit of instructions on how to get the attention of your local media outlets. This kit will include a fill-in-the-blank press release for you to send out! In early November, we'll send you the official, suitable for framing Certificate of Participation in Mobile Grooming for a Cause and the 2011 version of the Mobile Grooming for a Cause participation graphics for your van.
Many of the participants reported adoptions on a bunch of those pets after they were groomed. The vast majority of the shelter pets they did were basic bath and brush grooms to boot so they didn't have to spend a lot of time sprucing them up. Please look at your schedule and get on board with us in this awesome event!
How to participate
It's easy; just send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) your name, your company name and the number of shelter dogs you plan to groom in October.
Once a week or after you groom at a shelter, send me an email, fax or call with the number of dogs you groomed at each shelter. If you're aiming for the $5000.00 cash, include the shelter name, phone number and a contact person there. The contest will be on the honor system but we will verify the winner's grooms
To help us manage this process, please let us know that you will participate by Monday, October 3, 2011. You can still participate if you respond later than that date and you can still be in on the contest too but it will help us out if you respond as soon as you can.
When you tell us you're participating, we will send you an email with further instructions and your press release kit for your local media.
We also want to say that we know how busy each and every one of you are so if you can only groom just one shelter dog, it will make a difference. If you have an empty slot in your schedule one day or if you have a cancellation or a little bit of spare time please try to groom a shelter dog. All we ask is that you do what you can to help.
Thank you in advance to the Wag'n Tails owners that will be participating and as always, we want you to know that we appreciate your business and the trust you place in us every day!