Did you know that a lot of dogs are passed up at the shelter simply because they need to be groomed? Please take 2 minutes to watch this video of Charlie’s Story. No, really…please watch the video…it’s really important.


Many dogs arrive at shelters matted, flea-ridden, stained, and overgrown. These dogs end up being put down for no reason other than they didn’t look good enough to grab someone’s attention . Unfortunately, most shelters do not have the manpower or resources to groom each and every dog so that they look their best.

My mom wants to change that. Inspired by Charlie and even me (see pic below), she has decided she wants to volunteer her services and groom the dogs at the local facilities. Mom is not a professional groomer but she is responsible for making me look like the handsome Schnoodle I am every month.

Then and Now

Pre-grooming (the day Mom found me), I looked like an old, unhealthy dog. Post-grooming, it was clear that I was still a puppy. Perfectly healthy, too!

Together, she and I are figuring out the details of everything that needs to be done to get the ball rolling. The biggest obstacle is obtaining the tools that will be necessary: professional clippers, scissors, a grooming table, blower, slicker brushes, combs, various shampoos and conditioners, and sterilizing compounds.

If you, or anyone you may know, can assist us in gathering everything to make this happen, or can point us in the right direction, please send me an email at: Noodle4president@gmail.com.

Mom says that if she saves one life by doing this, it will all be worth it.

Now, let me tell you about my mom. Growing up, she always wanted to be a veterinarian. She started college as Pre-Vet Med but due to certain circumstances, she had to change her major to Biology with a focus on Zoology. After graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Biology, Mom hoped to find a way to still work with animals while being able to support herself financially. Unfortunately, at that time, there were no jobs available in the zoology field. So, she accepted a job as a receptionist for a law firm. Fast forward a year later and Mom was offered to be trained for a position as a probate paralegal. She had a career. One that has nothing to do with animals. Now, 5 years later, like most people who do not pursue their passion, she feels that she has been missing something in her life. Being able to help shelter dogs will fill this void and more. She said that this will help her make a difference in the world during her lifetime.

So, again, if you can help in any way, please contact me. Even just sharing this blog entry would be a huge help!

Thank you!!!

About noodle4president

I was a discarded, lost little stray without a house or a family...until my mom found me. Now, I am the happiest, most loved dog in the whole world!

8 responses »

  1. Cupcake says:

    I am positively positive that your mom will save more than one doggie life and will help lots and lots of us find homes. When my mom picked me, my nails were all long and curled under. The nice lady from the rescue held me on her lap and trimmed them before Mom took me home, so I could walk. Good luck with this project. What an amazing idea.

    Love and licks,


  2. colinandray says:

    Hi Snoode Dood! Your Mum might want to check out local dog grooming places. She could offer to volunteer to work for them (grooming dogs at the shelter), and in return they could get some really good publicity. Our Humane Society has vets, groomers, walkers & photographers all helping in out in various ways, and all get publicity/recognition on the Humane Society’s web site /Facebook/Twitter etc. If your Mum can find a Groomer business to volunteer for, she could use their tools and equipment. 🙂

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  3. wagsahoy says:

    Wow, I didn’t know that! That’s a really good thing to volunteer your time towards! Great! *wags* – Gilligan

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