Yukon dog wash sets record

More than 200 beloved pooches pampered; $8,751 raised

Seven-year-old Prince, a part-French Mastiff/part-Staffordshire Terrier, earns his shampoo and rinse during the Pets & People dog wash Sept. 12 in the YNB Parkway parking lot. The eastern Canadian County humane society raised $8,751.69, after expenses. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

More than 200 beloved canines were pampered during an annual Yukon animal welfare benefit.

Hundreds of pet owners came out Sunday, Sept. 12 to support Pets & People Humane Society at the 11th annual “Pawsitively Pampered Dog Wash, Grooming & Vendor Event” in the YNB Parkway parking lot.

The event raised $8,751.69 for Pets & People, after expenses.

“We had 203 dog washes, 87 grooms, 186 nails (clipped), 24 glands, and one polish,” event co-chair Peggy Nichols reported.

That’s 16 more dogs than were washed during the 2020 event.

“We had an incredible group of volunteers, vendors and customers,” said Nichols, a Pets & People board member.

There are 143 volunteers who contributed, many representing local clubs, businesses and organizations.

Harley, a 13-year-old Yorkie, remains calm while being professionally groomed at Pets & People recent 11th annual dog wash in Yukon. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)
Zelda, a 4-year-old Beagle, enjoys being dried off after a good cleaning during last Sunday’s benefit dog wash. The event netted $8,751.69 for Pets & People Humane Society, which recently opened a new adoption center. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)


Some 40 vendor booths were featured at the Sept. 12th dog wash, offering everything from home and kitchen goods to jewelry and dog accessories. Several food trucks were there to satisfy attendees’ appetites.

Event organizers thanked YNB, Fairfield Inn & Suites and Pawtopia for their help.

All proceeds from the Sunday dog wash benefit Pets & People, which operates a no-kill animal rescue and adoption center in eastern Canadian County.

The funds raised will be used to buy needed items for its new facility near N.W. 4th and Morgan Road.

The non-profit humane society has saved more than 56,000 dogs and cats since 1992.

The next big event for Pets & People is an annual benefit auction. Stay tuned for more details.

Visit www.petsandpeople.com to view dogs and cat for adoption. For more information, call (405) 367-7156 or email info@petsandpeople.com

Lola, a 10-year-old Dachshund, gets clean during Pets & People’s 11th annual “Pawsitively Pampered Dog Wash, Grooming & Vendor Event” on Sept. 12 outside YNB Parkway. More than 200 dogs were washed and nearly 190 were groomed. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)
Sassy, a 3-year-old Yorkie, tries to stay still while she’s groomed by a professional groomer during Pets & People’s 11th Annual “Pawsitively Pampered Dog Wash, Grooming & Vendor Event” in Yukon. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)