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Liberal_in_LA

(44,397 posts)
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 04:18 PM Nov 2014

2 days after serious makeover, homeless dog has a new home - pics

This little dog was rescued earlier this year from the side of the road in Los Angeles, California. As you’ll see, little Charlie was in sad shape. His fur was matted and knotted with burrs, which were not only painful for Charlie but also rendered him an unsightly mess.

Now, any young man would want to look as sharp as possible. But for dogs like Charlie, maintaining a neat, appealing appearance is especially important. Why? Because when Charlie was rescued, he was sent to a high-kill shelter, where most dogs don’t last more than a week unless someone adopts them.

High kill shelters euthanize more than 50 percent of the animals in their custody.

As you’ll see in this video, posted by The Pet Collective, a groomer from Hollywood Grooming came to the rescue of this homeless dog — and in two days after the makeover, Charlie had a home.





http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2855079/Homeless-dog-sidewalk-gets-drastic-makeover-saved-high-kill-shelter.html




http://www.inquisitr.com/1630979/homeless-dog-makeover/
















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2 days after serious makeover, homeless dog has a new home - pics (Original Post) Liberal_in_LA Nov 2014 OP
I thought he was cute before. hollysmom Nov 2014 #1
The mats, burrs and filth weren't cute Warpy Nov 2014 #5
I should tell you that the last dog I adopted was from a "retirement farm" for unadoptable dog where hollysmom Nov 2014 #7
What a wonderful story and I can see why she keeps herself clean lunatica Nov 2014 #10
Ahhhh... sweet baby! Pretty girl! Ilsa Nov 2014 #11
I doubt they are trying to pass him off as anything. He's probably a poodle mix, pnwmom Nov 2014 #14
Wow, who could turn that little fella away? Hoyt Nov 2014 #2
What a Handsome and Happy Boy ! BlueJazz Nov 2014 #3
kudos to the groomer for helping out williesgirl Nov 2014 #4
cutie! noiretextatique Nov 2014 #6
Looks like he's frowning in the first photo elias49 Nov 2014 #8
Doesn't it?! Delphinus Nov 2014 #9
Does anyone remember... ReRe Nov 2014 #12
Now that is just doggone cute! greytdemocrat Nov 2014 #13
The speed of the video Iwillnevergiveup Nov 2014 #15
Awww. He was cute to start with but I bet he felt MUCH better after the cleanup! Triana Nov 2014 #16
I saw this a few days ago. He just looks happier once he's all spiffed up, more confident too. PATXgirl Nov 2014 #17
agreed. I think he feels better which improves his mood Liberal_in_LA Dec 2014 #22
paid 5k for puppy that looks the same as first photo medeak Nov 2014 #18
5K!! Liberal_in_LA Dec 2014 #21
He could be litter mates with Grey Nov 2014 #19
your dog must be soooo cute. Liberal_in_LA Dec 2014 #20
If by cute you mean a spoiled little diva, Grey Dec 2014 #23
awwe love her medeak Dec 2014 #24

hollysmom

(5,946 posts)
1. I thought he was cute before.
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 04:21 PM
Nov 2014

Last edited Sun Nov 30, 2014, 08:04 PM - Edit history (1)

Is it trying to pass him off as a puppy? The hair will grow back.

Edited to say, yes it was great for the groomer, I just thought even as a dirty dog he was still cute, the passing him off as another dog was my weird sense of humor because he looked so different. no insult was meant to the groomer or the dog.

Warpy

(111,245 posts)
5. The mats, burrs and filth weren't cute
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 04:24 PM
Nov 2014

and I doubt the smell was, either.

Let's hope there was full disclosure to the owners, that he's a long haired doggy who isn't going to get much bigger, if any.

hollysmom

(5,946 posts)
7. I should tell you that the last dog I adopted was from a "retirement farm" for unadoptable dog where
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 04:34 PM
Nov 2014

she was apparently never washed, she had 3 bathes immediately upon entry to my house and still stunk a little, My car, after the 3 hour drive, had to be aired out for weeks before I could drive with shut windows - just from her sitting in it. I guess I get sucked in by the cute faces and miss the rest. But not everyone is quite as dog nuts as me.
As you can see, she is quite beautiful and needs only one bath a year, she mostly smells like peanut butter, not that she gets it is more than once a year or so. And she washes herself like a cat.

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lunatica

(53,410 posts)
10. What a wonderful story and I can see why she keeps herself clean
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 05:23 PM
Nov 2014

Every lovely chic needs to preen a little!

pnwmom

(108,976 posts)
14. I doubt they are trying to pass him off as anything. He's probably a poodle mix,
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 06:30 PM
Nov 2014

and they are very popular because they don't shed much.

Owners are supposed to keep them groomed, however, because otherwise the hair can get matted -- as his did.

 

elias49

(4,259 posts)
8. Looks like he's frowning in the first photo
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 04:53 PM
Nov 2014

and in the last, he has a distinct smile on his face. Yay!

ReRe

(10,597 posts)
12. Does anyone remember...
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 05:57 PM
Nov 2014

... the movie with "Bengie"? I think the Charlie looks like Bengie. Cleaned up real handsome!

Iwillnevergiveup

(9,298 posts)
15. The speed of the video
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 06:51 PM
Nov 2014

made the groomer look as if she was manhandling him.

But not being an experienced in dog grooming, the end result speaks for itself.

 

Triana

(22,666 posts)
16. Awww. He was cute to start with but I bet he felt MUCH better after the cleanup!
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 07:04 PM
Nov 2014

Adorable little Bubby.

medeak

(8,101 posts)
18. paid 5k for puppy that looks the same as first photo
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 07:35 PM
Nov 2014

me and Shak have litter mates. Am bad person to not have rescue but first photo adorbs

Grey

(1,581 posts)
19. He could be litter mates with
Sun Nov 30, 2014, 08:42 PM
Nov 2014

my Tess. Tess looked just like the first picture when we found her at the SPCA and cleaned up to look like the last picture. She is Cocker Spanial and Jack Russel Terrier we think. If you look at the cute little turned out feet,long body and short legs, even the ears. He is about as close as you can get to my little girl.

Grey

(1,581 posts)
23. If by cute you mean a spoiled little diva,
Mon Dec 1, 2014, 10:21 PM
Dec 2014

with a staff to cater to her whims.....

Really we just adore her, she is a sweetie.

medeak

(8,101 posts)
24. awwe love her
Wed Dec 3, 2014, 05:17 PM
Dec 2014

my husband has had parkinsons for 12 yrs and best thing I ever did getting ridiculous puppy.. She worships him!

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