Rescue Groom-a-Thon Rules

  • The rescue will receive $10 per dog being groomed, from their rescue.  
  • Dogs that need any level of grooming (from bath only to full grooms) are welcome!
  • Any dog over 40 lbs. must be groomed on the floor (a mat and ring steward will be provided).
  • Groomers are encouraged to sign up as a team of 2-3
  • All levels (bathers, groomers, competitors, etc) are welcome.
  • Three tables are available per 2-hour session.
  • You can bring whichever grooming aid you believe will be necessary (Groomer’s Helper, Happy Hoodie, etc). No muzzles, CBD, essential oils, etc. will be allowed.
  • No coloring can be used on the rescue dogs, but you can use “bling,” aka gems, eyelashes, etc.
  • Nature’s Specialty Berry Gentle shampoo will be provided by the Maryland Grooming Team. Due to possible unknown allergies or sensitivities, no other shampoos or conditioners may be used.
  • Groomers are expected to dress professionally. Excessive short shorts, cutoffs, miniskirts, tank tops and tee shirts are inappropriate. Closed toe shoes must be worn by competitors. Flip-flops or sandals are not allowed.
  • Swag bags will be given to each groomer.
  • Foster parents will receive a bag of goodies as a thank you.
  • There will be someone to assist you if needed.
  • Mishandling of pets will result in an immediate ban.

See Our Schedule

Saturday May 1, 2021

  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

  • 12:15 P.M. – 2:15 P.M. ET

  • 2:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. ET

  • 4:45 P.M. – 6:45 P.M. ET

Sunday May 2, 2021

  • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

  • 12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. ET

  • 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET

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