Helping Works

Dirty pooch? Community dog wash benefits you, canines and charity.

Operation: Bath Time! Bring your grubby pet to the Community Dog Wash Fundraiser at Broadway Vet this Saturday.
Operation: Bath Time! Bring your grubby pet to the Community Dog Wash Fundraiser at Broadway Vet this Saturday. Daily Herald

How’s your four-legged buddy smellin’ these days? Ripe, perhaps?

Sounds about right. With the toasty temperatures as of late, my little Domo is giving me serious corn chip vibes. (Yes, my Pekingese starts to smell like a Frito after a few weeks.)

So instead of messing up your bathroom or wrestling with your mutt in the backyard, take your pet to the Community Dog Wash at Broadway Veterinary Hospital, 350 E. Linden St. in Boise., on Saturday, July 21.

From noon to 3 p.m., Broadway Vet will do the scrubba dubbin’ to get your companions fresh and clean.

Given the fact that baths are despised by most furry faces, the car ride over should serve as a nice, albeit sneaky distraction for your ultimately good intentions.

The 8th annual event benefits Fuzzy Paws Animal Rescue and The Idaho Foodbank; 100 percent of all proceeds will be split between both charities, and the owner of Broadway Vet will match all donations.

Suggested donation is $10 per dog. All dogs must be on a leash and, most important, nonaggressive.

Call 208-344-5592 for more information.

Independence from Hunger Food Drive

During the month of July, your locally owned Grocery Outlet on Overland Road will be holding its 8th annual Independence from Hunger Food Drive, which benefits the children at Boise Rescue Mission Ministries.

Bags of food will be assembled in the store containing all the items needed to supply food and snacks for the children being served at Boise Rescue Mission’s Emergency Shelters.

For each $5 bag of groceries purchased to donate, customers will receive a $5 coupon for their next shopping trip to the Overland Grocery Outlet.

Bags can be purchased and donations can be made during normal business hours at Grocery Outlet, 6969 W. Overland Road, Boise.

Last year more than $6,100 in cash and food donations were collected.

This year, the Overland Grocery Outlet has set a new goal to collect more than $10,000 in cash and food donations.

Michelle Jenkins: 208-377-6451