About Me:

I am a professional Pet Groomer. I have been grooming for 28 years. This Blog is a kind of diary of my work. I wish I had started years ago, writing some of the experiences I have had while grooming. Most days are fun, some can be sad, some can be just down right crazy. If you are a pet owner and come across this blog, I hope it helps you understand how your pet is groomed. If you are a Pet Groomer, I hope you can relate to some of the stories. Maybe even learn a grooming tip or can leave a friendly grooming tip for me. There is always something to learn, no matter how long you have been grooming.

Friday, May 17, 2013

This Is Why......

Pet Groomers are so important!

This is why Pet Grooming is an important job!

This is why we become Pet Groomers!

This is why Pet Groomers deserve respect for the job that they do!

This is why dogs need regular grooming, whether by a professional or by a pet owner.

This story is from a website called Pets@Home.

The story is of a 14 year old Poodle that was surrendered to an Animal shelter.
The 14 year old Poodle had NEVER been groomed.

*Warning: The pictures below and on the website are very disturbing.












Thankfully this dog is only minutes away from a new life.







I don't even know how this poor dog is standing.

Which one of those mats are actually the legs?








Freedom from a 14 year jail of heavy mats!








Here is the link to the website that has this story.  


Please go and read the story and watch the video of the dog walking around for the first time without all of the heavy matting weighing her down.
Her back legs are so light and free that I don't think she really knew what was going on at first.
Hopefully she will get a really good home, and the last years of her life will be like Heaven for her.

To all the Groomers out there....remember....what you do everyday is very important!!!


A Side Note: Thank you for the wonderful response to the Facebook Group Page; Pet Grooming Happy Stories.
I have enjoyed reading the stories that have already been posted and look forward to reading many more!
We are battling Groomer Burnout with one Happy Story at a time! 


Happy Grooming, MFF

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11 comments:

  1. Poor thing looks like Snufalafagus from Sesame Street. I don't know how people can let their pets get so horribly matted and not do anything about it.

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    1. Hi Cindy,
      It doesn't make any sense does it?

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  2. That is so incredibly sad. It took the owner 14 years to realize the dog "deserved a better home"? I'll bet all that matted hair weighed more than the dog. I'm frankly surprised her skin wasn't in worse shape. At least she has a shot at a happy, healthy future now.

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    1. Hi Jennifer,
      I was surprised also. You would think that she would have been covered in sores, or at least red, irritated skin. I hope that someone is holding and hugging her right now. :)
      Lisa, MFF

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  3. Its so sad, ive groomed some really matted dogs but never one as bad as that thankfully. Have you ever reported a dog owner to the animal authorities? Sometimes i feel i should report some owners to the RSPCA as you just know these really matted dogs wont be back for another 6-12 months. I hate to think of them suffering for so long.

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    1. Hi,
      I have wanted to report some, but I tried to have a dog taken away from a neighbor once who was abusing their dog in number of ways, but the authorities would never take the dog away, just give them warnings. It was very frustrating. So I groom the dog, make it feel better, and try my hardest to educate the owner in hopes that they won't let the dog get that way again.
      Lisa, MFF

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  4. When I click the Pet@home link it shows page not found :(

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    1. Sorry Michelle,
      For some reason that website has removed the story.
      Lisa, MFF

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  5. God bless you for helping the poor little girl! I did a cocker many years ago that somewhat resembled this one and because the matt's were so bad he couldn't walk and the urine was eating his legs raw, he was left outside and smelled horrible, but I took him and gave him relief if only for a while - they never called for another groom. May God bless all the groomers for taking care of these innocent animals and please let them find good homes!

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    1. Hi,
      I didn't groom this dog, but you are right, God bless the groomer who did.
      I have had some really badly matted dogs also that never came back for another groom. It's sad.
      Lisa,MFF

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  6. Such as shame. The problem with reporting these dogs after they have been groomed as that all the evidence of neglect has been removed and the authorities can't then take any action.

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