Charity Dog Grooming Competition for Rescue Dogs

Vita Canis Style To Rescue is an innovative way of supporting rescue organisations and helping rescues find their new forever homes.

I can’t believe we’re already in full swing for planning our next Vita Canis Style to Rescue competition.

The idea of organising a charity dog grooming competition was in my head for years. Its core purpose is threefold

1) To give rescue dogs a much-deserved makeover,

2) To raise rescue dogs chances of being seen and rehomed, and

3) To raise money for the wonderful people who tirelessly run the rescue centers

In 2017, after reading (numerous times) The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins, I went for it… shared the idea with my friends Sam and Nicci, got them on board, booked the hall… and the rest is history!

Style to Rescue 2018

Preparing the first one was nerve-racking, it was both exciting and terrifying at the same time. Taking no for an answer was the hardest… no from the rescue centers, no from the potential sponsors, no from the media… but we pulled it together and the 1st Style to Rescue in 2018 was born and was better than I ever dreamt. The dogs were relaxed, the rescue centers were thrilled and the groomers were calm, supportive, and simply amazing!!

In our first year, we raised almost £4500! And we split it between the participating rescue centers. It was an amazing feeling!!

Style to Rescue 2019

In our second year, we learned from our mistakes, and everything felt a little bit easier. We had more rescue centers working with us, plus we also now had an amazing sponsor, and we raised even more money, £3000 more to be exact bringing our total raised to almost £7500 – absolutely pawesome!!!

This year Vita Canis Style to Rescue is again nominated by the Industry achievements awards and is a finalist in the Event of the Year category!

So … what are we planning for 2022 event?

Well, I can tell you it will be even bigger and better again!!!

We have even more groomers taking part. And if that’s not enough I have a long waiting list as well…

We have two amazing ladies to judge next year; Joanne Angus & Lisa Hart. I am sure I don’t have to introduce them to you.

We have fantastic retailers coming to showcase their wares, to name a few: Muttney’s, Colin Taylor Products, AbbFabb Grooming Scissors, Fuller Frills, Monty’s Natural Treats… and many more… plus Vita Canis of course!

Style to Rescue 2022 will take place on Sunday, April 24th at the Stoneleigh Showground in Warwickshire.

Interesting seminars not to be missed!

Vita Canis Style to Rescue is not just a competition, there will also be a full day of highly informative talks and demos with exciting topics from some very well-known dog industry experts.

We have something for everyone to attract not just dog groomers. We have the amazing Vanessa Byrne about Energy Flow in a salon, Canine First Aid with vet Sophie Bell, Dog Bites – the real risk to dog groomers with Adam Dunn, and Reiki for dogs, dog groomers, and everybody else with Rob Fellows. Scissoring demonstration by Louisa Tandy, grooming demos by Mike Wildman and Colin Taylor, fascinating talk by Julie Harris & Rachel Spencer.

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