Local cosmetics shop raising money for shelter dogs

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - A local cosmetics shop is using makeovers to give a dog a home.

Merle Norman Cosmetics in Marietta is raising money through its Smooches to Pooches fundraiser during the month of march for the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley.

Workers are asking customers to donate one dollar for a free makeover. The shop will match it.all donations it receives during the month.

The goal is $145, which would cover all fees for adopting a dog.

"We thought it would be nice to focus on animals since they don't have a voice of their own," manager Kayla Niermeyer said, "so it would be nice to kind of target a different audience as well and just help to try and make a difference in not only the community but in the lives of shelter animals as well."

Niermeyer added that although the goal is one dog, they hope to raise enough money to sponsor more adoptions "because every dog deserves a forever home."