Graziella wasn’t pleased with the surprise transformation.‘I almost cried,’ Graziella told the Palm Beach Post. ‘I was like, “You dyed my dog’s hair?”
‘I noticed they’d shaved her eyebrows off and tried to fix the mistake by drawing green eyebrows on her. She looks like you painted on her and were trying to turn her into a clown.’
Graziella also said her dog’s underside was pink from infection and had to be taken to the vet.The owner of the grooming business, Raquel, refunded the $150 Graziella paid, but said that the dye job was an attempt to ‘make her happy.
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‘The young lady, she’s very sweet,’ said Raquel. ‘We wanted to make her happy. We beautify the dog… If we see it’s missing something, we do color, sometimes, the dog.
‘We did wrong about the color. We should have offered her first.’Raquel explained that Lola’s teeth hadn’t been cleaned because she didn’t react well to the treatment, and said the infection was due to Lola licking herself. Graziella says she plans to contact a lawyer, and that Lola has been traumatised by the experience. She’s sharing her story to warn other dog owners to be careful and do their research before leaving their pets at a groomers.
Multiple baths haven’t washed the green and pink dye out.
‘It was definitely a traumatizing experience for my puppy,’ she wrote on Facebook. ‘I hope this grooming service has learned their lesson and no other dog out there has to go through the pain they cause mine.
‘So glad it’s over, BUT the hair dye still has yet to come out. ‘