Rescue Me Rodeo Competitions sponsored by The International Judges Association (IJA) are designed with the highest standards of safety and compassion in the competition arena for rescue dogs who have not been exposed to the extensive grooming that is typically involved in pure breed and creative competitions. The goal is to help rescue dogs relax and enjoy getting pampered and create a positive grooming experience as well as to help them find permanent homes.
Compassion and Care - For the Love of the Dogs
Earth Heart is one of the IJA's “Compassion and Care” sponsors and a member of the IJA "Exceptional Eight" sponsors that donate products and prizes to Rescue Me Rodeo dog grooming competitors throughout the USA.
Denika Cluett, IJA Event Planner and Contest Coordinator, wanted to create something very different from pure breed and creative styling competitions. “IJA has set standards that make the competition arena for Rescue Me Rodeo Competitions a very safe place and enjoyable experience for the rescue dogs participating in the event. We are thrilled that Earth Heart has donated Canine Calm for every US competition since 2013. From the beginning of the event to the final awards ceremonies, the groomers use Canine Calm to help the dogs stay calm in what can be a very unusual and stressful environment.”
Rescue Groups and Adopting Families - True Heroes
IJA president Vivian Nash recognizes that the rescue groups are true heroes who dedicate their time and attention to these animals every day. “The goal of the Rescue Me Rodeo is that all of the dogs find homes. It has been truly inspiring to watch the audience admire the dogs on the runway and submit applications for adoption.”
There are two remaining competitions in 2015. The first is in Pittsburgh from October 23-25, and the second in Indianapolis on November 14-15. Visit www.ijaonline.com for more information about IJA Rescue Me Rodeo competitions.