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Saturday, May 27, 2023
St. Davids Leos wash pups to raise cash for dog guides
Link the Shih-Poo was nervous about getting washed but it was all worth it in the end when he left smelling fresh. (Julia Sacco)

Last Saturday dog lovers crossed a chore off of their to-do lists all while helping out a worthy cause. 

Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. the St. Davids Leos were at Pet Valu in Virgil and washed around 20 pups to support the Lion’s Club dog guides. 

 Shampoo and facilities were included and the girls paid special attention to the needs of each dog.

“The shampoo we use is different for every dog based on its fur,” said Leo Avery Janzen.

Even with the more fussy pups, like Link the noisy shih-poo, the Leos were able to get all the dogs washed, dried and smelling great for their trip home. 

“Sometimes (the dogs) can get a little anxious, especially when mom’s standing outside. Like children,” said sales associate Carrie Toews.

“But I think (the Leos) were just doing a super job. They greeted them when they came in and asked if they had an appointment,” she said.

“The customers could sit with their dogs and have a nice conversation while we told them more about the organization that they’re supporting.”

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