So when this poor dog was neglected by his owner near Tokyo, it was crucial to rescue him—and give him a much-deserved makeover.
But as groomers cut away his fur, they were shocked to uncover his true identity…
In Tokyo, a volunteer group of groomers were called to an animal shelter to help one particular rescue who’d been abandoned. This scruffy pooch’s fur was so matted and dirty when he was discovered that the staff at the shelter couldn’t even tell what kind of breed he was!
Much of the hair around his body and hind legs had turned to dreadlocks, and no one knew how long he’d been suffering from neglect. Despite his condition, the dog nuzzled up to each of his helpers.
He didn’t let his condition stop him from showing his naturally friendly nature and sweet temperament, and soon enough, his rescuers fell in love. It was as if he knew the groomers were there to help him—and not harm him as his previous owner had done.
It was time for the makeover to begin! With an electric shaver, they started to shear off the dreadlocked fur around the dog’s face, searching for the roots. It was not an easy task—his fur was badly matted—but the shaggy dog was happy to let them work.
Groomers finally removed a giant ball-shaped clump of hair from his head and face. They were amazed at how thin his neck was. The dog must’ve felt a huge weight lifted off his body!
When the groomers started working on the dog’s torso and lower body, they realized they needed to ditch the electric razor and resort to a stronger tool: gardening shears. They’re typically designed for clipping tree branches, but they were the only thing that would work on this pup. Finally, his matted locks began to fall away with each snip.
Every clipping revealed more grit and dirt that had been stuck in his thick fur for so long. The groomers needed to wash him multiple times as they continued to cut through the knotted fur that completely covered the poor pooch.