Dog groomers help to raise funds and smash world record

The Groom Room at Pets at Home, in Alnwick, has raised £300 for abandoned/unwanted pets and helped smash a world record in the process.

Friday, 29th September 2017, 12:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th October 2017, 9:47 am
Numerous Groom Room saloons took part in the event. Picture by Mark Waugh

Alnwick’s Groom Room, along with 84 other salons in northern England and Scotland, competed to beat the current Guinness World Record of 5,000 dogs washed in a 12-hour period across multiple locations.

With help from 60 dogs in Alnwick, overall the Groom Room salon teams washed 5,468 dogs in 12 hours, collectively raising more than £32,000 for Support Adoption For Pets and successfully scrubbing away the current record.

The Groom Room is now awaiting official confirmation from Guinness that the world record has been broken.

Emma Rowland, salon manager at Alnwick’s Groom Room, said: “Our salon team really rolled up their sleeves to wash lots of dogs and raise some valuable funds in the process.”

The Groom Room at Pets at Home offers a range of pet-grooming services with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment and highly-trained teams of groomers.

All salons are fully air-conditioned and offer free consultations, along with a range of services including full grooms, baths and blow dries, nail clipping and microchipping.

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