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Offbeat Meet the New York City Groomer Giving Free Haircuts to Help Shelter Dogs Get Adopted

05:41  11 october  2017
05:41  11 october  2017 Source:   mentalfloss.com

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Mark “The Dog Guy” Imhof works as an animal groomer in New York City , but his job entails more than just making pets look good on the outside. For the dogs that need his services most, a bath and a haircut can do wonders for their mood and potentially change their lives.

@mental_floss. Feel smart. New York . When I get my patent money and sell my spacecraft engine I'm going to give that guy 10 million dollars just for being so nice. The dog is like “holy shit I can see myself!”

  Meet the New York City Groomer Giving Free Haircuts to Help Shelter Dogs Get Adopted © Mark Imhof Mark “The Dog Guy” Imhof works as an animal groomer in New York City, but his job entails more than just making pets look good on the outside. For the dogs that need his services most, a bath and a haircut can do wonders for their mood and potentially change their lives. That’s why when Imhof isn’t primping pets for his business, he’s offering his services for free to shelter dogs who are looking to get adopted.

The idea to start grooming rescue dogs struck Imhof when he adopted his first pit bull Cleo with his fiancée.

“[She] was so utterly defeated when we brought her home,” he tells Mental Floss. “A simple shower just lifted her spirits and we thought, wouldn’t it be great if someone could go groom shelter animals? And it became me.”

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NYC Groomer Gives Free Cuts to Help Shelter Dogs Get Adopted - mentalfloss.com. New York City dog groomer Mark Imhof is doing his part to make these pooches as adoptable as possible by offering Meet The Man Who Gives Shelter Dogs Free Haircuts - 3MillionDogs - 3milliondogs.com.

Mark Imhof, a professional dog groomer , is on a mission to change that. He visits Animal Care Centers of NYC to give old dogs free baths and haircuts so they could finally find a Shelter Dog Suzie Gets Adopted - MD SPCA VERSION - Продолжительность: 1:24 thinkagainmedia 869 710 просмотров.

Since then, Imhof has done pro bono work for dozens of adoptable pups in the New York City area, and of those dapper dogs many have gone home to loving families. Most of those who are still waiting to get adopted can be found at the Animal Care Centers of New York City.

The project has been ongoing for two years, and the demand for canine makeovers doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon.

“The shelter workers and other incredible volunteers and foster parents of the animals all love to help get the animal looking better so it can find its furever (forever) home,” Imhof says.

Check out some of the before and after images from his Instagram below.:

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Mark “The Dog Guy” Imhof works as an animal groomer in New York City , but his job entails more than just making pets look good on the outside. For the dogs that need his services most, a bath and a haircut can do wonders for their mood and potentially change their lives.

Well, one New York City groomer is helping our canine friends get that feeling — and he’s doing it for free . Mark “The Dog Guy” Imhof offers free grooming services for shelter dogs who are looking for their forever homes.

Sondheim A1119107 is a Maltese and I believe Shih Tzu mix ready for his furever home. He needed a medical "suave" cut and I gave him a bath to top it off. Come to Manhattan ACC to adopt today!!! #adoptdontshop #easyasacc #nycacc #andisclippers #markthedogguy

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Brownie before and after. #americanacademyofpetgrooming #doggrooming #transformation #markthedogguy #followyourdreams

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Jack before and after grooming. #followyourdreams #americanacademyofpetgrooming #transformation #dogmakeover #markthedogguy

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A1059352 - Sean before and after grooming at Brooklyn ACC. Sean went to a New Hope shelter for adoption. #markthedogguy #transformation #nycacc #adoptdontshop

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Animals are my world Mark Imhof aka Mark the Dog Guy, a compassionate New York City man who runs a full service pet grooming company, generously donates. It is very painful for a dog and quite difficult for a groomer to work though, but that is the groomer ’s job to help the dog .

Imhof has dedicated his life to helping shelter dogs increase their chances of being adopted — by giving them complimentary makeovers. Then, he began scheduling free grooming sessions for dogs at the Animal Care Centers of NYC .

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At the Brooklyn Animal Care and Control (ACC), please see the before and after shots of Levi - A1059726. He's adorable and available for adoption. #markthedogguy #doggrooming #transformation #adoptdontshop #nycacc #shelterdog

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