Welcome to the Bathe to Save Tour!
Since only 30 percent of pets in homes are adopted from shelters, we need to make a change. Our plan: the Bathe to Save Tour. This summer, the Bathe to Save Tour is embarking upon an 18-month, 50-state excursion around the U.S. to raise awareness of the multiple benefits of animal adoption and to save dogs lives. By transporting the big blue HydroDog mobile grooming unit to every state, the Bathe to Save Team aims to wash 25,000 dogs with 100 percent of the proceeds donated back to local shelters.
Since only 30 percent of pets in homes are adopted from shelters, we need to make a change. Our plan: the Bathe to Save Tour.
This summer, the Bathe to Save Tour is embarking upon an 18-month, 50-state excursion around the U.S. to raise awareness of the multiple benefits of animal adoption and to save dogs lives. By transporting the big blue HydroDog mobile grooming unit to every state, the Bathe to Save Team aims to wash 25,000 dogs with 100 percent of the proceeds donated back to local shelters.
Our Goal is to raise $1 million.
Our Bone of Contention
Approximately 1.2 million dogs are euthanized in American pet shelters each year. As dog lovers, we’re passionate about the well-being of our furry friends and want to raise awareness of the numerous benefits of animal adoption.
Leading the Pack
Catering to all breeds and sizes of dogs, the Bathe to Save Tour brings HydroDog’s traditional grooming services directly to shelters across the U.S. to not only raise awareness of the benefits of animal adoption but to ultimately save the lives of dogs.
Every Dog Will Have Its Day
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals estimates 3.9 million dogs enter animal shelters each year. Since one in every three homes in our native Australia has a family pet and 65 percent of U.S. households, or 79.7 million residences, are home to at least one pet, we are thrilled to raise awareness through the Bathe to Save Tour as we travel across the U.S.
With annual sales expected to surpass $60 billion in 2015, the pet industry is one of America’s largest. According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), pet owners will spend approximately $5.24 billion on pet services such as grooming and boarding this year alone.
As the Bathe to Save Team travels the nation and raises awareness, Pack Leaders, Anthony and Rachel, are reaching out to and building relationships with the individual animal shelters. They are also the tour’s media spokespersons and responsible for delivering key messages while promoting the sponsoring organizations.
Bathe to Save Tour Team
Anthony Amos: Anthony began his career playing professional rugby straight out of high school in Australia. While playing football, Anthony decided to use his downtime to start his own business and at 21, he founded a mobile dog grooming business: HydroDog.
Within five years, HydroDog had grown to more than 100 franchises across Australia and was the first franchise of its kind to be in every state and territory. After the 100th franchise milestone was achieved, HydroDog implemented a Master Franchise model and took the franchise system to the next level. This resulted in all state and territories in Australia being sold within an 18-month period.
Anthony and his team revolutionized the dog grooming industry by designing and creating a fiberglass mobile grooming salon in the shape of a big blue dog and to this day, there is no other product like it in the marketplace. Grossing $10 million annually, HydroDog grew to the world’s largest franchise of its
At the age of 28, Anthony became one of Australia’s youngest millionaires.
With the Bathe to Save Tour, Anthony is focused on raising awareness of benefits of animal adoption while promoting the sponsoring organizations and serving as a media spokesperson. He is also responsible for reaching out to and building relationships with the shelters to schedule and organize washing days.
Rachel’s role in the Bathe to Save Tour is to serve as an additional spokesperson for media while joining Anthony in raising awareness and building relationships with the animal shelters while promoting sponsors and ensuring the smaller members of the team reach their daily and event goals.
stories of her experiences and documenting the journey with original sketches.
the tour’s first stop. Isabella, Austin and Aria will be Bubbles’ voice to all shelter pets throughout their 18-month journey.