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GAINESVILLE ‒ The Humane Society of North Central Florida and Scenthound Gainesville, a recently opened dog care and grooming business, have announced a partnership to help dogs get clean and healthy. Beginning in July, Scenthound Gainesville will provide free bathing and grooming services to adoptable dogs from the Humane Society of North Central Florida.

“Giving back to the community is an integral part of our business model,” Scenthound Gainesville’s owner Joseph Pizzurro said. “We are thrilled to be partnered with the Humane Society to help dogs find a forever home as quickly as possible by providing these needed services.” In addition to basic grooming, Scenthound focuses on five core areas where all dogs need care: Skin, Coat, Ears, Nails and Teeth.

“We are very excited to be working with Joseph and the team at Scenthound,” Humane Society Executive Director Heather Thomas said. “We pull animals from 18 local county shelters and many times they are in serious need of both a bath and grooming. This partnership will help us make these pets more comfortable and help them find a home even faster.”

Additionally, the partnership will launch Scenthound’s Clean Start Program; providing a free bath, ear cleaning, nail clipping and teeth brushing to all dogs adopted through the Humane Society of North Central Florida.

The humane society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping healthy and treatable dogs and cats in Alachua County, Florida. For over 40 years, the organization has worked to achieve its goal of becoming a community where no healthy or treatable animal is euthanized due to lack of space.

Scenthound is a membership-based dog grooming business focused on dog health and wellness. Visit Scenthound’s new location in Haile Publix Market Square at 2835 S.W. 91st Street, #330, Gainesville, Florida.

For more information about the Humane Society of North Central Florida or Scenthound, visit https://www.humanesocietyncfl.org/ or https://www.scenthound.com/.

The Humane Society of North Central Florida was created in 2018 when the leadership of the Alachua County Humane Society, Gainesville Pet Rescue, and Helping Hands Pet Rescue decided to permanently join forces. By becoming the Humane Society of North Central Florida, these organizations were able to effectively streamline services for pets and pet owners, eliminate any duplication of services, maximize the community’s resources, and improve the life-saving abilities of the entire region.

The Humane Society of North Central Florida is a limited intake, no-kill animal rescue shelter. The animals are transferred from open-intake and/or managed admission municipal shelters across North Central Florida. The Humane Society of North Central Florida is an independent, local 501(c)(3) organization and does not receive funding from federal agencies, nor is it affiliated with any other state or national organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States or the ASPCA.

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