BY SHERI TRUSTY
Although it was advertised as a dog wash, Bo, a Silver Labrador retriever, was pretty sure he was getting a full spa treatment during the Humane Society of Ottawa County’s first dog wash of the summer on Saturday, June 18. The events serve as much-needed fundraisers for the organization.
Bo belongs to Shelly Cushman and her father, Mike Williams, who own a vacation home in Port Clinton. They spend most weekends at the lake with Bo, and the Humane Society dog wash was a convenient way to get Bo clean. He loved every minute of it.
“Bo loves water,” Cushman said of his Lab, who bred and born to be a water dog.
Bo was bathed by Humane Society volunteers Sandy Giangrande, Margaret Farkas and Mary Anne Koebel in the front yard of Dubbert’s Professional Outdrive Services. Bo was one of several dogs the ladies washed that day.
“I love seeing the different breeds of dogs,” Koebel said.
The Humane Society will host a dog wash on July 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at Dubbert’s Professional Outdrive Services is at 2344 East Harbor Rd. in Port Clinton, and another dog wash will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at Bayside Comfort at 280 Bridge Rd. in Marblehead.
Cost for a wash is $15 for one dog or $25 for two dogs. For more information, call the shelter at 419-734-5191.