Before and after: Scruffy pups go full-glam to find forever homes

Before and after: Scruffy pups go full-glam to find forever homes
These adoptable dogs got a taste of the good life during a grooming session to help them look their best. (Source: Christina Cookson, Wag Your Tail Photography/Christina Cookson, Wag Your Tail Photography via Rover)

DENVER (Gray News) - Volunteers provided a day of pampering to shelter dogs looking for their forever homes.

Mobile groomers who work with Rover partnered with MaxFund, a no-kill animal shelter, to help get the pups looking their best.

“Seeing a few of our adoptable dogs completely transformed by the Rover groomers today was incredibly heartwarming and I can’t wait to see who brings them home,” said Alexa Beale, volunteer coordinator with MaxFund.

The groomers came to them, so the dogs were at-ease in an space they already knew.

“I’ve been a groomer for 12 years, and I know first hand how stressful grooming can be for dogs when they’re not in their own environment,” said Tavia Starling, a Denver-based groomer on

Now with new haircuts and fresh trimmed nails, these dogs can strut their stuff into their new lives.

October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and many animal shelters are running specials. If you aren’t ready to take home a new dog just yet, consider volunteering or making a donation to help.

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