This year Vita Canis Style to Rescue supports eight dog rescue organisations. Our charity event is on 12th of May 2024. Together, we can help!

The rescue organisations that will benefit from Style To Rescue 2024 include:

Many Tears Animal Rescue

Spaniel Aid

Wheels to Paws UK

Poodles from Portugal

Hessa’s Homeless Hounds 

Petwelfare Stafford

Scottish Terrier Emergency Rescue (STECs) 

U- Hearts

​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. 

​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...

My Welsh Terrier, Teddy, has been boarding with Jitka & Rachel at Vita Canis dog boarding kennels in Uttoxeter for many years. And I wouldn’t dream of taking him anywhere else – ever.

We always receive the warmest of welcomes when we arrive, and Teddy quickly forgets we are still there with him. He is so pleased to see the girls with whom he has bonded pawfectly as regular guest!

There are no goodbyes on offer for us when we drop him off for his holiday at Vita Canis! He’s far too excited at the prospect of his stay!!

We can leave Teddy with complete peace of mind and total confidence that he will be in the safest, kindest, most professional, and expert hands possible. It’s a home from home for Teddy in every possible way.

Vita Canis boarding kennel in Uttoxeter provides a truly individually tailored experience for each dog.

On the collection day, each dog will smell and look divine! As all Vita Canis holidaymakers are bathed and brushed before departure! An absolutely superb experience for your dog that I wholeheartedly recommend.
Sue Atkin