It's like a car wash, but with dogs. It's a dog wash!
Fundraising with Dirty Dogs
Dirty Dogs has the perfect formula to make your organization's fundraiser a guaranteed success. Here's how:
Throw a dog wash fundraiser at Dirty Dogs self-serve dog wash. Bring your team, group or non-profit to our award-winning facilities and host a pet-friendly event that will have your friends and family barking for more!
Dirty Dogs provides...
- Tubs, shampoos, towels, brushes, dryers and all the bathing supplies your group needs to wash dogs comfortably and effectively.
- Instruction from our certified bathers on how to wash dogs and best practices for large and small breeds.
- Promotional flyer design so you are able to spread the word about your event. Successful groups send out announcements online as well as print and distribute flyers throughout their networks and communities.
Here's what we need from you...
- Promote the event ahead of time. Using the flyer we create, you print and distribute it to your friends, families and anyone with a dog, making sure they know the date, time and location of the fundraising event.
- Your team of 10-plus volunteers. On the day of the event, your group shows up with a minimum of 10 people ready to roll up their sleeves and wash dogs.
Ideas to help boost your fundraiser's success:
- Invite another organization to partner with you. Double the people means double the fundraising.
- Include a local band or other performing group. Add a reason for people to spend time at your event and engage other dog owners.
- Create a contest or raffle. Add another fundraising opportunity to your event.
But how much money can you raise washing dogs?
You get what you put into it.
We've worked with groups who have promoted their events and pre-sold washes to help accomplish their goals in just a few hours. Most organizations set the wash price at $20/dog and raise 40% to 50% of the total proceeds depending on how many dogs they wash. Contact our team so we can help set a goal for your event.
Ready to start planning your event? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What other groups have said:
The Del Mar Sharks Girls u11 soccer team joined Dirty Dogs Carmel Valley for a fundraiser to help support their thriving soccer program. Around 15 girls showed up with their parents to scrub some dogs and have fun! While the Sharks were the youngest group we've worked with yet, they washed more than 20 dogs! Congrats, girls!
We had a fantastic time. Our whole club was up to their elbows in bubbles and we washed more than 40 dogs on a Saturday morning. The dogs loved all the attention and the tubs at Dirty Dogs were great. We fundraised more in a few hours than we did all of last year!
The La Costa Pride Titans traveling softball team held a fundraiser at Dirty Dogs in early February to help raise the traveling expenses to attend a championship game in Colorado this summer. The team members washed dozens of dogs while also selling baked goods and coupon cards in front of the store. The event was a big success and the team is planning a second fundraiser later this spring.
The Solana Beach Lifeguard Association worked with Dirty Dogs to help raise money for their ever-rising department expenses. Many of the lifeguards in the department are also dog owners so some of the crew were already pretty talented at the pooch scrub . The department held the event at Dirty Dogs Cardiff and enjoyed lively tunes and great company while they washed dogs and helped raise awareness for healthy dog services.
Torrey Pines High School students worked with a local dog wash to raise more than $400 for their student newspaper in a new spin on the car wash fundraiser model... a dog wash. Twelve students held the wash at family-owned Dirty Dogs with a large percentage of the proceeds going to the Torrey Pines newspaper, the Falconer. Read more about their experience.