It may sound a little silly, but a dog wash fundraiser can be a great way to raise money for your small group. There are a number of ways that you can do this type of fundraiser, but the best way is to set up a dog wash station where you and your volunteers offer to wash dogs for a small fee or a donation. Here are some great reasons to have a dog wash fundraiser:
• It’s very inexpensive to run. No one likes to wash a dirty dog, but it’s one of those things that is a necessity for our furry friends. To have a dog wash station, all you need is some basic supplies and a place to have the event.
• It’s a great service for people. This is one of those tasks in life that always get moved down the priority list even though our furry little friends really appreciate it. Your potential donors will appreciate you offering them a valuable service as it’s something they let slip and if you’re washing dogs for an inexpensive price, you’re doing them a favor.
• It’s great for non-profit animal groups and kids too. It’s a no-brainer for animal welfare groups but kids will love this type of fundraiser too. Who doesn’t love the opportunity to play with some sweet, fuzzy pooches?
• You can even do a self serve dog wash. Some organizations will let you come to their facility and host a self service dog wash. You’d have to call around and ask about this one, but basically, you rent out the washing facilities and invite friends and family to bring their dogs to get them washed. This kind of event can take place at a do it yourself dog wash, but you have your volunteers do the dirty work.