The Today show helps give shelter dogs a clean start.

By Kate Hogan
April 03, 2009 02:52 PM

A little bath can go a long way! On this morning’s Today show, reporter Jill Rappaport gave four pups living at the NYC Animal Care and Control Shelter the makeover of a lifetime. The sweet pooches – all up for adoption – have been waiting for a loving home, but unfortunately, were looking a little mangy. Though AC&C gives all cats and dogs a proper vet exam when they arrive – including vaccinations, spaying or neutering, and insertion of a microchip – there just isn’t enough funding for a bath and a trim, so many dogs go un-groomed for months. Rappaport, an animal lover, chose four dogs from the shelter to receive doggie makeovers, then brought them on Today to debut their new looks.

Check out the video to see the cute pooches, and visit todayshow.com and NYC Animal Care and Control for information on adopting these and other loving pets!

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