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SuperZoo's Rescue Rodeo Rounds Up Cash for Animal Rescues



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Christie Henrikson of Uptown Pups of Littleton, Colo.

 

Rescue Rodeo is the Groomer SuperShow competition with a heart.

Top-notch dog groomers compete for trophies and cash prizes as they groom Las Vegas-area shelter dogs, with the idea being to get as many of the shaggy ragamuffins turned showy dogs adopted.

Each dog is returned to his or her home shelter where photos of them sporting their new cuts as well as live streaming video from the actual Rescue Rodeo competition are put on their respective rescue’s website in hopes of getting them adopted.

The adoptions are just one facet of Rescue Rodeo; the other is that the home shelters of the top five Rescue Rodeo dogs receive a cash donation matching their groomer’s cash prize.

Stephanie Stempfer of Pampered Paws-N-Claws in Claridge, Pa., pocketed the $1,000 first prize; her winning dog’s home shelter is Forgotten Friends.

Second place and $750 went to Christie Henrikson of Uptown Pups of Littleton, Colo., for the canine coiffure she gave her dog from the Henderson Animal Shelter.

Lisa Leady’s groom of a rescue dog from On My Way Home garnered third-place honors and $500; Leady owns Primp My Pooch in Genoa, Ill.

Kathleen Schultz of Kathleen’s Grooming of Sacramento, Calif., came in fourth and earned $400 for herself and her dog’s shelter, Adopt a Pet Rescue.

On My Way Home will also receive $300 because another one of their dogs came in fifth place because of the efforts of Krista Hamilton of A Dog’s Life Pet Salon in Spring, Texas.

Every year, dogs competing in the Rescue Rodeo end up finding new homes.


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