Paw in Hand Initiative

by Downward Dog

Helping low income dogs with their grooming needs.

What it is:

Downward Dog Grooming has partnered with Community Links to offer a program for families in need of assistance with dog grooming.

We saw a need for a program where owners can get their dogs groomed more regularly. Often they are unable due to financial constraints and this impacts the health and happiness of their dogs. 

This program will offer the full salon services at no charge to qualifying families.

We know times can be tough and your pets still need to be groomed to stay comfortable and healthy. We are excited to offer this service back to the community that has helped our business thrive.

How it works:

- Contact Community Links at 403-945-3900 or

- they will ask some simple questions and have you approved for the program!

- Call Downward Dog at 587-775-1166 to make your dogs appointment.

- Come into Downward Dog Grooming with your Paw in Hand coupon.

- Let your pup enjoy their spa day!

Services offered (on appointment only):

- Bath and dematting or deshedding with tidy

- Full kennel cuts

- Nail trims

*we reserve the right to refuse services to dogs with aggression or serious medical conditions*

About Community Links:

Community Links is a nonprofit charitable organization which strengthens individuals, from birth to seniors, families and communities of North Rocky View by providing them with and connecting them to services, supports and resources.

Intake Services provides a comprehensive assessment and triage service to connect people with resources in our agency and the community. Intake services can be accessed over the phone or in person by visiting our North or Beiseker offices or one of our satellite locations (Crossfield and Irricana) during their regular business hours on a first come, first served basis. Intake staff provide information, referrals and advocacy to help you connect to various programs.

Community Links is located at #211 - 125 Main St N. Airdrie, AB.