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Cheerleaders gear up for dog wash

by: JOHN DENNY - Milwaukie High cheerleaders make a dry run on 2-year-old yellow lab Emma as they gear up for their second annual dog wash fundraiser.Milwaukie High cheerleaders will hold a dog wash fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (July 27) at Sportsman’s Warehouse, located at 9401 S.E. 82nd Ave., near Panda Express.

The cost of a basic dog wash will be $5; a deluxe wash, which includes conditioner and ear cleaning, is $10. Dogs will also receive a bandana and dog treat. Proceeds will go toward uniforms, camp and coaches’ salaries.

Cheerleading is nonfunded by the school district and it costs over $1,400 for each girl to take part, according to head cheer coach Stephanie Morrison.

Supplies for the dog wash were donated by area businesses — Starbucks, RagMan, Creature Comforts Pet Care, Holistic Pet Center, Petco, Southgate Boarding and Grooming, Banfield Pet Hospital, A To Z Pets, Wichita Feed and Hardware, Milwaukie Bowl, Pietros, Eagle Bargains, Nestles, Sully’s Restaurant, Cha Cha Cha Restaurant, A Cut Above Grooming and Sportsman’s Warehouse.




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