Makeover videos transform once-neglected shelter pets into film stars

March 11, 2011

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Jaime Anderson has volunteered for different rescues over the years, and has seen many homeless dogs get overlooked for adoption just because they were scruffy and in need of a haircut.    She’s got a dog of her own with high maintenance fur – one she says would look like he had suffered from years of neglect if he was "out on the street" for more than a few minutes.  So Jaime created Shelter Chic -  an on-going series of videos designed to show people that just because a homeless dog is shaggy  is no reason not to give them a chance. 

Shelter Chic takes overlooked shelter dogs and transforms them.   Jaime and her camera crew visit local shelters and rescue groups looking for the perfect candidate.  Professional groomers donate their time bathing, trimming, and primping.  The lucky pups get a complete makeover designed to let their outer beauty shine as brightly as their inner beauty, and cameras document the  magical transformation.  The result is a fascinating video everyone will enjoy.

angelJaime found her most recent project, “Angel” at the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake.  Angel’s makeover video will be released tonight at a special release party from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Pooch Patio, 3811 Fairmount in Dallas.  Admission is free, complimentary snacks will be provided, and beer/wine/coffee drinks are available for purchase. There will be drawings for great prizes, and proceeds go back to the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake to help other homeless pets like Angel.

For more information, visit Shelter Chic on Facebook.  Does your business have a pet product or service to promote?  Shelter Chic needs sponsors for each episode, and groomers willing to donate their services.  Contact Jaime via Facebook for more information.

Photos:  Top Left, Jaime’s dog Gizmo.  Above right, the “before” photo of Angel, who will be featured in the next Shelter Chic video.

Video, Ciao Bella, courtesy Shelter Chic.

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