Dog Rescue Stories: Bathe to Save Is Touring the U.S. and Washing Rescue Dogs in 150 Cities!
By Jarissa Aquinde, Positively Woof Rescue and Adoption Story Editor
The Bathe to Save Team includes a family of five compassionate Aussies: Anthony, Rachel, Bella (14), Austin (13) and Aria (12) Amos. They are traveling across the United States with their big blue bus to raise awareness and funds for animal rescues.
Bathe to Save came to life after Bella, Austin, and Aria saw a particularly sad Humane Society ad on television. This prompted them to do some research and they found out that approximately five thousand dogs were euthanized a day. They knew they had to help, so they asked their mother what they could do. That’s when Rachel though of buying a 4o foot RV, with a big blue dog in tow.
This determined, compassionate family of five have been traveling across the U.S., visiting all 50 states and stopping in over 150 cities. The RV is their home away from home, and the big blue dog behind them serves as their mobile grooming salon. They are bringing HydroDog
‘s grooming services to dogs of all breeds and sizes in communities, animal rescue groups/organizations, and pet-centric business to raise awareness about the importance of animal adoption, and to hopefully, save some dogs along the way. They will be washing and grooming dogs at shelters and events for the next 12 months.
Anthony, Rachel, Bella, Austin and Aria are not alone on this adventure…they also brought their three rabbits and rescue puppy, Bubbles, along for the ride! Bubbles and the rest of his litter were abandoned when they were just puppies. Thankfully, Lost Angels
in Florida saved their lives, and he is a daily reminder of how important the Amos’ family mission is.
The last 12 month leg of the Bathe to Save Tour kicked off in June at an event hosted by Larry King and Roger Love
in Los Angeles.
The response to the Amos’ family’s efforts has been amazing. They have visited hundreds of shelters and have not forgotten any of the dogs they have met along the way.
If you would like to get involved, you can volunteer for Pennies for Paws,
a fundraiser that Bathe to Save started. Their goal is to raise 1,000,000,000 pennies during their 18th month tour. They need Pennies for Paws volunteers in every state, and have partnered with the Animal Rescue Site
to connect local animal rescues in every state with the Pennies for Paws volunteers.
The Amos family may be visiting a city near you next, so if you see a big blue dog roll by, make sure to stop and say hi…and lend a helping paw!
is the award-winning coauthor of Training the Best Dog Ever
, which became a #1 best seller in dog training on Amazon Kindle. He is Leader of the Pack at Positively Woof
, which helps shelter dogs get adopted by making videos and raises awareness and funds. Larry is an award-winning dog filmmaker and has been a frequent contributor to the American Animal Hospital Association and Dog Fancy