Thank You Thursday: The Broadway Dog Spa Donates Grooming Services for Lynnfield Dogs

Thank You Broadway Dog Spa!

The six dogs that the ARL’s Rescue Team removed from the Lynnfield hoarding house a few weeks ago underwent a dramatic transformation thanks to The Broadway Dog Spa in South Boston. The ARL doesn’t have professional groomers on staff, so whenever we take in a dog with a dire need for grooming, we rely on support from local businesses to help the dog look his or her best.

From the moment we took in the Lynnfield dogs we knew that they needed to see a groomer as soon as possible! All of their coats were overgrown and some were caked in feces and urine. Not only was a good grooming important to the dogs getting adopted, it was important to their overall health and self esteem.

The Broadway Dog Spa generously agreed to donate their grooming services to help. Take a look through our before and after photos and you’ll see the dramatic transformation. They look like entirely different dogs!

Most importantly, the grooming seemed to change their dispositions. They were clearly happier after their grooming. The dog with the most obvious shift was Zorro. Initially, very timid, he would hide in the back of his kennel and cower. Immediately after his grooming it was as though a huge weight had been lifted off of him. His tail wouldn’t stop wagging and he would run to the front of his kennel, eager for attention.

Today’s Thank You Thursday is dedicated to Michelle at The Broadway Dog Spa for coming to the aid of these dogs and generously donating grooming services to the ARL. Thank you!

Bella Before-After Buddy Before-After Shadow Before-After Sugar Before-After Zorro Before-After

Georgina Before-After

 

She’s A Barbie Girl

Photo: Allison Evans

Photo: Allison Evans

Barbie is a sweet and friendly 1 year-old female long-haired rabbit. She would make the perfect addition to a family who is seeking a pet rabbit. She enjoys being held and petted and likes snacking on hay.

Bed-Head!

Bed-Head!

Barbie also likes to express herself through her unique hairstyles, often sporting the “bed-head” look or a fluffy Mohawk as seen in the picture below. Since she is long-haired she does require daily grooming. Barbie has been at the Animal Rescue League of Boston since November 26, 2012 and has been here the longest of any of our rabbits.

If you’d like to meet Barbie, visit her at our Boston Adoption Center. If you know someone who would be interested in adopting her, please share this with them today! We’re open Friday-Sunday, 1-4pm and Tuesday-Thursday from 1-7pm. Want to learn more about Barbie before you stop by? Call our Adoption Center at 617.226.5602 and someone will be happy to tell you more about her!

Photo: Maria L. Uribe

Photo: Maria L. Uribe