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The Amos family came all the way from Australia with their blue truck (that looks like an adorable pup!) to help raise awareness for shelter dogs, and give them a fighting chance at getting adopted. The family realized how important first impressions are when it comes to dogs finding their furever homes, so they put their heads together and came up with an idea to help them look their best!
Inside the blue dog mobile that you can see in the video above, is a washing station where the pups get brushed and squeaky clean. They’re rolling up to shelters and events in 200 cities across all 50 states! Check out North Shore Animal League America’s website for information about how you can adopt a furry little friend of your own. Find out if the big blue dog is coming to your town, and learn how you can support the tour at BatheToSave.com.
A Gold Coast family who have spent almost two years in an RV travelling through the US to raise money for homeless shelter pets, have had their story picked up by Animal Planet for a six-part mini series!
The adventure began for the Amos family when Dad Anthony sold off the Australian rights to his successful franchise HydroDog.
The original goal was to launch HydroDog in the US, but after the Amos family realised 5,000 dogs are euthanised every day across the country, their passion soon turned to changing the stigma of shelter pups and the ‘Bathe to Save’ initiative was born.
“The ‘Bathe to Save’ initiative was a concept created by our entire family, a notion that has seen us travel to every state in the US raising the profile of local shelters profiles and holding adoption days with the end goal to find every animal a forever home,” Mr Amos said.
After their story was shared by a number of US news stations, it was picked up by Animal Planet for a six-part documentary series.
“We couldn’t believe it when we got a call from Animal Planet saying they wanted to hit the road with our family of five and pup to showcase the effects Bathe to Save has had on shelters and rehoming centres across the US,” Anthony said.
The Amos family hope to wash 25,000 dogs in animal shelters as well as host various nationwide dog-washing events whilst filming for their upcoming television series.
The heart-warming series titled ‘Furever Home’ will be featured on Animal Planet in the US and air in September.
We have had many celebrities involved with the Bathe To Save Tour, as we have been featured on popular television shows and interviewed by news programs of all types. Famous TV personality and host Larry King got involved with supporting our cause of saving dogs from euthanasia, and he recorded a short promotional video and was on location at a dog-washing charity event to express his support and to discuss our shared passion for supporting dog shelters.
This same mission also informs HydroDog, and with this excellent publicity, we have the attention of a wide audience of people around the country who will support their local HydroDog franchises as we soon expand our mobile grooming locations throughout the United States. Our franchising model, which combines a passion for the welfare of dogs with financial growth opportunities and the support of a dedicated international community, has been proven a massive success in Australia. We are now ready to unleash the love in the United States!
Watch the videos with Larry King below, and contact us if you are interested in Franchise Opportunities or getting involved with local dog-washing events in support of local shelters!