I love animals.  I wish that more people could share the joy that is an unconditionally loving animal companion.  I think this man knows just how far a nice haircut goes.

A New York City man is traveling to nearby animal shelters to primp pups that are need of forever homes — for free!

Mark Imhof, 45, who started his grooming business in October, estimates he’s given on-the-house haircuts to about 50 dogs — many of whom have found adoptive families.

“These are dogs,” Imhof told ABC News today. “They want to love someone and I think when they have a crusty shell on them and things like that, it makes them unable to do so. When I can clean them up, you can see [their] eyes and it makes them easier to connect. It’s trying to bring these dogs to comfort, so they can become more adoptable and that’s the goal.”

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A little soap, water and a nice cut make a huge difference.  I know.  I work with all sorts of rescues.  If it were not for people just like this man, many would never look their way which would mean an opportunity of a lifetime missed.