How A Woman Came Home With The Wrong Dog From The Groomer

For most of us, our pets are like our children – and you would be able to tell if you’d gotten the wrong child back from the doctor or the hair salon, right?

You’d hope so, but for this woman, she lived with the wrong dog for four months before she realized there was a mixup at the groomer.

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Her dog is a German Shepherd crossed with a Newfoundland and was just in the groomer for a quick summer trim. When she picked her up, though, she did notice that he was acting a bit different.

“When we got her back from her hair cut she began to act very strange. Physically, she was identical but mentally she was not there. She began to get more aggressive (she bit my hand when I would feed her scraps, or she wanted my attention), ignore people whom she knew and was acquainted with (this dog bonded to me and ignored my father, brother, and neighbors), and she changed her entire routine with the family.”

This was odd, because previously her dog was attached to her father to the point that she experienced anxiety when he was away.

“For four months I’ve been taking care of and loving this dog I was calling Emma who looked exactly like my dog but somehow different from the Emma I once knew.”

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It was actually the groomer who noticed the mixup. They called and her mother answered the phone.

“The call consisted of her asking my mother to bring Emma to a meeting at her shop immediately.”

The groomer had realized what happened when the other owner called to complain that her dog had been acting strangely ever since the same grooming session.

“Their dog is my dog’s almost identical twin sister from the same litter.”

As far as an apology, the groomer dropped off big baskets of gifts for both dogs and owners (and I would hope also refunded the grooming fees, at the very least).

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It’s a good thing that both owners were good to their pets and took care of the well during the four months. I imagine things could have been a lot worse had one of the dogs not been happy and in good condition when they were swapped back.

Would you be understanding if this happened to you? Do you think you would have noticed and taken your dog back sooner?

Let’s talk about it in the comments!

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