Pup Relief Tour Comes to Cincinnati

Free grooming services for those in need

Starting today those in need can book free grooming services at the Pup Relief Tour taking place the last Monday and Tuesday of July in Cincinnati. The Pup Relief Tour was founded by Brian Tayler, also known as the “Dogfather of Harlem,” and owner of New York grooming salon Harlem Doggie Day Spa. During the height of the pandemic, after losing most of his business to the Covid-19 shutdown, he gathered together a group of black groomers from across the country and launched a nationwide tour of pop-up grooming salons, The Pup Relief Tour.

Now in its third go-round, The Pup Relief Tour is hitting the Midwest with its first stop in Cincinnati on July 25 and July 26. Registration opens starting July 11 for the free grooming services geared towards those experiencing financial hardship and who may not be able to regularly afford the grooming services that are so often necessary to a dog’s health and well-being. The Cincinnati event will take place at the Wesley Chapel Mission Center, 70 E McMicken Avenue in Over-the-Rhine. Events in Detroit and Chicago will follow the Cincinnati stop.

There are 16 groomers taking part in the Cincinnati event with the local effort being led by Zakayla Riley, owner of Pawpin’ Pawz Luxury Mobile Grooming in Cincinnati. In addition to the free grooming services, Tammy Diebold, owner of Groovy Grooming Galz in West Price Hills is donating free pet food, something she regularly does at her salon. Any food donations that aren’t used by participants of The Pup Relief Tour will be donated to Cincinnati Animal CARE.

For more information about the event contact Zakayla with Pawpin’ Pawz or to donate pet food contact Tammy with Groovy Grooming Galz.

To book a grooming appointment for The Pup Relief Tour in Cincinnati, go to: https://groomer.io/booking/5bmjy.

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to include the booking link.

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