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Man Gives Old Shelter Dogs Free Haircuts So They Can Finally Find Homes
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Man Gives Old Shelter Dogs Free Haircuts So They Can Finally Find Homes

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Senior shelter dogs need to be loved just as much as the youngsters. Sadly, their age and often unkempt appearances leave them invisible in the eyes of many. 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 home.

Imhof was inspired by his fiancée. “She didn’t want to see me go for another soulless job, and she saw the joy I had when I interacted with our animals,” says Imhof. “I have seen such transformations in almost all the dogs and it is so uplifting and I KNOW they will pay that love forward to their future forever homes,” he added.

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Mark Imhof, a former businessman, is now on a mission to make senior shelter dogs more adoptable

Older dogs with unkempt hair have a little chance of finding forever homes

So, inspired by his fiancée, Imhof visits Animal Care Centers of NYC to give them free haircuts

The before-and-after shots show what a difference a nice haircut can make!

“She didn’t want to see me go for another soulless job, and she saw the joy I had when I interacted with our animals”

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Imhof and his fiancée remembered how dirty their shelter dogs were before adopting them

“Sean was my first shelter dog, and when they brought him to me, he was on the unadoptable list because of behavior issues”

“Of course, I explain to people, if we were to mat your hair, and then ask you to go do a job, you would probably have behavior issues too”

“So I worked through and he became the most adorable guy”

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“I have seen such transformations in almost all the dogs and it is so uplifting”

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“I KNOW they will pay that love forward to their future forever homes”

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YvonneBernal
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All the dogs came out better than they originally were. Some folks are just going to complain, no matter what the outcome - they are usually the ones who don't volunteer to do anything, but complain!

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I disagree, most of them looked better with there natural hairs, but if you can brush and simply wash it then the filt and filth just needs to go to make them feel comfortable and let the hair healthy regrow. Especially if its just to filthy or if they even batling with fleas or worse. So I agree it's a good thing, but the haircuts aren't very charming.

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YvonneBernal
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All the dogs came out better than they originally were. Some folks are just going to complain, no matter what the outcome - they are usually the ones who don't volunteer to do anything, but complain!

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Yuan Xilu
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I disagree, most of them looked better with there natural hairs, but if you can brush and simply wash it then the filt and filth just needs to go to make them feel comfortable and let the hair healthy regrow. Especially if its just to filthy or if they even batling with fleas or worse. So I agree it's a good thing, but the haircuts aren't very charming.

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