Woman calls out groomers for dyeing her dog’s eyebrows green

Graziella with her dog, Lola, before she was dyed
Graziella with her dog, Lola, before she was dyed (Picture: Graziella Puleo)
A woman has criticised a grooming salon in Lake Worth Beach, Florida, for dyeing her dog’s eyebrows green. To be clear, Graziella Puleo hadn’t asked for her goldendoodle Lola to have her fur dyed. She’d left her dog at Amore’s Pet Salon Dog Grooming Day Care Boarding Spa with a request for a buzz cut, nail trim, and teeth cleaning. When Graziella returned nine hours later to collect her pup, she says her dog’s teeth hadn’t been cleaned, her nails hadn’t been trimmed, but the groomer had decided to dye Lola’s eyebrows and the tip of her tail neon green, and her ears bright pink.

Graziella wasn’t pleased with the surprise transformation.

Lola's eyebrows were dyed green and her ears pink
Lola’s eyebrows were dyed green and her ears pink (Picture: Graziella Puleo)
‘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 tip of the dog's tail got dyed green too
The tip of the dog’s tail got dyed green too (Picture: Graziella Puleo)

‘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. ‘

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