U.S. Shelter Dogs in a Lather Over Aussie Family’s ‘Bathe to Save

Mary Simpson
by Mary Simpson
Rub-a-dub – homeless dogs are California are getting ready for a good scrub this weekend. That’s because the “Bathe to Save’ tour is comin’ to town!

On Sunday, June 11, homeless pooches in Los Angeles, California are cleaning up their act and putting their best face forward in their quest to find forever families. The event is part of the ‘Bathe to Save Tour’ led by the Amos family of Australia (yes, land of koalas, kiwis and roo’s) and it aims to pretty up America’s shelter pooches to help make them more appealing to potential adopters. Hey, any dog in need is good enough for me but let’s be honest, a good scrub never hurts!

The family’s commitment to helping shelter dogs has become more pilgrimage than tour as it hits 150 cities in 50 states and is expected to spruce up more than 25,000 family-seeking pooches along the way. Even bigger is the anticipated $1 million they expect to raise in support of animal shelters.

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Partnering with pet industry leaders Wahl and the GreaterGood.org, the Amos’s travel with their three kids and a mobile dog washing vehicle known as Bubbles the Big Blue Dog (and yes, that’s exactly what it looks like) lathering up pooches across the land. The free event is open to the public and gives visitors the opportunity to hook up with their potential fur-kid by participating in a fun speed-dating style meet and greet with adoptable dogs – hosted by none other than Larry King!

If you already have a dog, bring him along for some free rub-a-dub-dub time in the Big Blue (all bubbles courtesy of Wahl pet shampoo) or enter him in the talent show portion of this event. Food, entertainment, adorable adoptables and a well-coiffed mutt make for a day of good clean fun! For dog lovers who just can’t make the date in their community, you can still show your support by donating to the cause.

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The family will be touring now through to April 2018 and every dollar raised on the tour goes to GreaterGood.org, a charitable organization that will distribute cash grants to animal shelters across the country. To see if they’re coming to a town new you, visit the official Bathe To Save website.

As dad Amos says, “One bath at a time, our goal is to save the lives of dogs that would otherwise be euthanized.”

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