Weʼre raising £2,499 to Style to Rescue - charity dog grooming competition for rescue dogs
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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 centres
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!
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 centres, 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 centres were thrilled and the groomers were calm, supportive, and simply amazing!!
In our first year we raised almost £4500! This was split this between the participating rescue centres. It was an amazing feeling!!
In our second year we learnt from our mistakes, and everything felt a little bit easier. We had more rescue centres 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 next year’s 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. I am so honoured they accepted their invites to judge Vita Canis Style to Rescue 2022.
We have fantastic retailers coming to showcase their wares, to name few: Redcape, Scissor Boutique, Fuller Frills, Monty’s Natural Treats… and many more… plus Vita Canis of course!
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 Dr Isla Fishburn coming talk all about dog wellness, Caroline Griffith and her Canine Flow, Cleany Teeth with Sophie James & Lauren Murrey, Canine First Aid with vet Sophie Bell, Dog’s Mind Matter with Adam Dunn, and Reiki for dogs, dog groomers and everybody else with Rob Fellows.
You can find the full agenda with the talks and demos, plus you can still register for the day here
Style to Rescue 2022 will take place on Sunday April 24th at the Stoneleigh Showground in Warwickshire.
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