you killed my dog????????

@sulsisels (1685)
United States
August 14, 2009 3:11pm CST
I read a horrifying story about a little boy who was all excited to take his BEST friend, his teacup poodle, to the groomer for a new haircut..This is a pratice that all of us "unmanageable mane" dog owners experience on a fairly regular basis..When the family went to pick the dog up, they were told that "Your dog is dead"..It seems that an employee put the dog into the dryer without telling anyone, (which dosen't make sense in itself, as didn't anyone else hear the thing running and running and running?} and left the dog in there for over an hour,,,the normal time is 10 minutes. The dog fried to death. I can't even begin to imagine their horror. This brings up the question, "Who do we trust our beloved pet to" Weather it be dog groomers or dog day care or whatever, who do we trust? Or do we all enroll in dog grooming school or start our own dog camp? I don't think so..I don't have any answers but think this subject deserves discussion..I love my dogs as much as any family member.I wouldn't trust my child with a complete stranger..How do we know if employees in these kind of organizations are competent? Our dogs can't tell us..What do you think? Oh and by the way, the employee was charged with animal cruelity and fired..I.m sure that is no consolation for the little boy..My heart and prayers go out to that child. Suddenly, my dogs shaggy mane dosen't look so bad,,in fact, maybe I'll set a new trend!
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• Canada
15 Aug 09
WITH the way things r going in this world, everything is profit, big profit. Not only r the grooming salons cutting back help, some vets offices r getting worse. They are letting the help go that are getting above minimum wage and hiring people that aren't trained for the position, as long as the bottom line is taken care of SOME places don't give 2 hoots about your pet,EVEN THOUGH THEY SAY THEY DO, IF THE WORKERS CHANGE OFTEN READ THE LINES, just about how much they will get in bonuses and pay check. Good service out the window. I live in Canada accross from Detroit, it is happening here too.. REMEMBER ALWAYS LUV/ CARE FOR YOUR DOG/ PET, THEY WILL ALWAYS LUV U..
@sulsisels (1685)
• United States
25 Aug 09
I love that motto and totally agree with you..thanks so much for the post
@mrakobesie (1246)
• United States
14 Aug 09
this is terrible. I try to do everything i can for my cats myself simply because i don't trust "professionls" with it, if i have to go away for a few days, it's my boyfrien'd sister who baby sits my cats. she loves animals and i am !00% sure she would never do anything to hurt them. I know someone who takes her dog to get a hair cut, but she sits with the dog the whole time to make sure everuything is ok because one time she brought a dog to a groomer and when she came back to pick him up the dog was terrified and shaking. she doesn't know what happened with the dog while she was away, but the dog was perfectly finewhen she was leaving.
@sulsisels (1685)
• United States
25 Aug 09
That is a great idea if the groomer allows it and some don't..Its the only way mine will go from now on,,with me there the entire time..this story really scared me..thanks for the response.
• United States
27 Apr 16
I don't know if you will see this, I have been trying to contact you and hope to hear from you soon. But this is not only for you, but anyone reading this. That groomer was totally unprofessional!!! This July will be my 3rd year helping my daughter at her dog grooming shop and people complain about her prices (she is anywhere from 5.00-25.00 more expensive) and this is because we treat the dogs (and cats) like they are our own. Not only is my daughter very detailed and does an excellent job, but the drying part (which is my job) is done by hand. And on the rare occasion we do put the dog in a create with a dryer, the dryer she has is not a heated one and the dog always has someone right there watching him or her.
@BarBaraPrz (21350)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
14 Aug 09
That is terrible (if it's true). Sounds like an urban legend along the lines of "elderly woman dries cat in microwave." If true, I certainly would hope the employee was charged and fired.