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Q: Any tips on hosting a dog wash fundraiser?

March 21, 2009 | By Ajln40 | 5 answers | Expired: 1938 days ago

Our rescue wants to do a dog wash fundraiser. We have the location, hoses/water, & shampoo figured out, but how do you organize the actual washing, how to hold....so on and so forth?

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Heatherzopff
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Mar 29, 2009

we did this where i worked to raise money for our friends pit rescue. she had a pit who was emaciated and so sick. we made flyers and handed them out at work,gave them to pet stores and other places that would hand them out for us. we put adds on our myspaces,facebooks, anywhere we could. i hung them in my apartment complex. we put them on peoples doorsteps. we washed over 200 dogs and raised over $1000.

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Kathy
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Mar 22, 2009

What a great idea! I'd have a few of those comfy, cloth muzzles on hand, as the dogs may not like to be handled and washed by strangers. Can I bring my dog?

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Kiko53
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Mar 22, 2009

Dress up like cheerleaders and hold signs out on the road!

It's Rabies Clinic time of the year around here where the local EMS/fire halls sponsor Saturday morning events in different towns. Scheduling your dog wash on the same day, nearby the clinic, might be an idea--when people are out and about with their pets already in tow.

What Elaine said about being careful, it might be helpful to have a muzzle or two on hand (different sizes).


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Elaina
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Mar 21, 2009

Just be very careful washing the dogs. Not all dogs are friendly and may not like having a bath. I would ask the owner if the dog has ever shown aggression, before you wash it.

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Leslieanne S C.
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Mar 21, 2009

Once you decide a time/date/place to hold the washing. Get all of the supplies and volunteers together to discuss a "working/volunteering sched". Keep someone in charge of all main aspects, advertise(flyers, newspaper and local news). The rest should be pretty easy. Best of luck to your shelter!

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