Monday, September 13, 2010

A Makeover and a New Beginning!

By Amber N. Yoo, HSSV Volunteer

Last month, I met Gidget and Gizmo,7-year-old Maltese/Poodle mixes who came to Humane Society Silicon Valley filthy, with painfully matted and tangled fur. Staff sensed a playful side to these two best friends, but their personalities were buried beneath fur so long that it swept the ground!

Luckily for Gidget and Gizmo, HSSV has partnered with A DOG’S LIFE to provide full grooming services to all the dogs in our care. After HSSV veterinarians vaccinated and examined them, they sent Gidget and Gizmo to a day at the spa! The pair’s coats were carefully clipped and the matted fur was gently brushed out. Then they were given a bath and a warm bed to relax in.

Once Gidget and Gizmo were feeling clean and looking great, they eagerly greeted visitors with tail wags and puppy kisses. The simple act of grooming transformed these two friends by allowing their true personalities to shine.

Today I learned that Gidget and Gizmo were adopted by a woman and her daughter. They have a new dog sibling, 15-year-old “Mister” and the entire family is doing great. I’m so proud to be a part of an organization like HSSV who gives second chances to dogs like Gidget and Gizmo!

Did you know? HSSV also offers grooming to the public! If you have a dog who deserves a day at the spa, visit to learn more.

1 comment:

  1. I met Gidget and Gizmo in July before their makeover, and they were the cutest, FUNNIEST dogs ever. I am so happy to hear they have found a great new home!