Vita Canis Style to Rescue supports eight dog rescue organisations. Our next charity event is on 24th April 2022. Together we can help!

The rescue organisations that will benefit from Style To Rescue 2022 include:

Many Tears Animal Rescue

Poodles from Portugal

Wheels to Paws UK

Doodle Aid

Hessa’s Homeless Hounds 

Petwelfare Stafford

Scottish Terrier Emergency Rescue (STECs) 

Underdog International

​The intention of this competition is to recognize the groomer’s ability to take whatever grooming job comes their way. And create a clean, well-groomed dog using rescue dogs from shelters. The groomer will use his or her grooming expertise while handling these dogs with compassion. 

We hope that the rescue dogs will benefit in every way from the grooming experience. And our ultimate goal is for them to find their new forever family.

​Our priority throughout the day is the health and well-being of the rescue dogs. 

​We have a strict list of criteria to which the groomers must adhere in order to remain in the competition. Stewards and the judges will ensure that these are met. These include creating, as much as possible, a stress-free environment for the dog being groomed. And always grooming to suit the dog’s coat condition and conformation. Each groomer will have time with their allocated dog, preparing it for the grooming. During this time they can get to know each other and bond. There will be a maximum of 30 entrants per session. Bathing times are staggered reducing the number of dogs on the tables at any point in a session. 

In addition, we have a number of 100% natural calming products that groomers can use to help the dogs relax.

​It is also our desire that every rescue organisation benefits from this event. Not only financially (prizes and raffle) but also through increased publicity. Style to Rescue is run on a not-for-profit basis by volunteers.

 

What People Say...

When we got home from the hospital with our new arrival it was clear that Perri, one of our miniature poodles, maternal instincts kicked in and went into overdrive. She was immediately acting like a mother separated from her pups and just wanted to care for the ‘naked puppy’. She has a history of being so motherly, even to the point that she has produced milk for puppies that aren’t hers even before she had a litter and has mothered every type of animal she could. She was panting, pacing and unable to relax for long at all. She could whine for England!

We tried other herbal remedies we had at hand for a previous anxious dog and nothing worked at all. She stopped eating and stressed herself into overheating too. Her stress was starting to impact the other dogs and she just couldn’t unwind. No matter if we worked off her energy with a walk and she wasn’t even interested in her usual mind games or call games. We also couldn’t offer long-lasting treats and chews too often as they gave her an upset stomach.

As soon as the Calming Floral Spray arrived I gave the bed a spritz and put some on her coat and the change was instant. She just got on her bed and fell asleep. She stopped panting and barely whines now, started eating again and she only does a bit of whining if the baby cries. We have now been able to positively reinforce her calm behaviour. I honestly can’t recommend this enough to people.
Natalie Griffiths