Editor's note: The following is an announcement from C.A.R.E. volunteer Janice Cha.
C.A.R.E.'s Summer Dog Wash is just around the corner. Dog scrubbers and dryers--all C.A.R.E. volunteers--will muster from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this coming Saturday, June 23, to wash dogs on shelter grounds at 2310 Oakton in Evanston.
For the modest price of $10 (regardless of size), you will be able to bring home a sparkly clean hound. An additional $10 will get their nails trimmed, too. Such a deal!
Making her C.A.R.E. Dog Wash debut will be Heidi Danos, an Evanston entrepreneur who recently launched a handmade soap business called Dirty Knees Soap Co. Heidi's most recent addition to her line of handmade soaps is Dirty Paws, a soap for... you guessed it, dogs. Cedarwood, lavender and citronella promote a healthy coat while helping to scare away bugs.
Dirty Knees Soap is handmade in small batches with natural and eco-conscious ingredients, and no palm oil. Heidi will be donating a portion of her June and July sales to C.A.R.E.
Heidi's C.A.R.E. connection comes via her dog, Sam, a "terrific Great Dane, Collie, Dachshund mix" (according to the DNA analysis she had done) that she adopted from the Evanston shelter organization a few years ago.
We do hope all of C.A.R.E.'s "dog-owned" friends in and around Evanston will mark their calendars for a June 23 scrub. See you there, rain or shine!