THE Groom Room in Pets at Home in Altrincham is recruiting local dogs to help them take part in a Guinness World Record attempt.

In order to scrub away the current record, along with 84 other salons in Northern England and Scotland, the Groom Room is aiming to wash over 5,000 dogs in 12 hours.

They are searching for hundreds of dog owners to book their dogs into the salon for a £5 wash and dry and all proceeds will go to the animal rescue charity, Support Adoption for Pets.

Jenny Pugh, salon manager at Altrincham’s Groom Room said: “We’re really excited to take part in this Guinness World Record attempt, and with all the proceeds going towards helping homeless pets, it really makes the whole thing worthwhile.

“In order to reach our fundraising target and beat the record, we need to roll our sleeves up and wash 240 mucky pups in 6 minute time slots. It really is a challenge but we’d love for local dog owners to help us scrub up and reach both of our goals.”

The event will take place on Saturday 16 September from 8am to 8pm at Altrincham’s Groom Room. Due to the time frame, the salon is specifically looking for short haired, smooth coated dog breeds and dogs may not be 100 per cent dry when owners take them away.

The in-store Vets4Pets practice will also be fundraising for Support Adoption for Pets on the day, in addition to offering free weight and microchip checks for pets.

To book your dog in for a £5 wash and dry and take part in the Guinness World Record attempt, visit,