There are just days when it’s a great day to take your dog to the groomer. While you can do it yourself at home, it’s nice that you don’t always have to. After all, there are people trained for this job.
However, not all are happy with the results. Some owners are flabbergasted to see what the groomer has done to their lovely fur babies. It can be a horror, but it can also be a hilarious one.
Here are 45 before-and-after photos of dogs after their owner took them to the groomer. Some are happy with the results but most are left doubting they brought home the right dog.
1. Summer look.
Even dogs need a refreshing look over the summer. This dog looks happy and snappy with his fur trimmed.
2. Like another puppy.
This dog looks all furry when he got adopted, so the owner thought of having him groomed. It makes you want to ask if it’s the same dog.
3. Sinner to saint?
As the owner said, and we quote: “went from dirty biker to innocent preacher’s kid.” And we couldn’t agree more!
4. “No love from my homies.”
Is this still the same dog? The owner says so, but her other dogs disagree.
5. Just cooling down.
The owner thinks her dog needs a groomer. We believe this dog likes it.
6. That transformation!
His old shaggy self looked sad, but he met a groomer, and he looks too happy.
7. After-rescue confidence.
This newly-rescued Maltese does need some grooming with all that matted hair. The transformation is just astonishing.
8. A haircut really makes you look younger.
Cheech sure looks a lot younger after her new haircut, and that look tells us she loves it.
9. What a babe!
She showed up on someone’s porch looking all dirty with some injuries. A haircut and a bath make her look brand new again. It turns out she’s such a babe.
This is the same dog y’all 😭😭😠😠 my friend adopted her after she just showed up on her porch she had to have all her teeth removed she had a giant sore on her leg and under her tail and she was a giant matted mess. I groomed her and made her brand new babe feeling so fresh and clean from r/doggrooming
10. Ready for the world.
Chewie was formerly abandoned and abused, but after some bath and grooming, he looks more confident to take on the world.
11. The clean cut.
His old look looked unkempt. Good thing the owner decided to give him a good grooming. Courage looks more joyful now.
His first haircut made a lot of difference. Look at those beautiful eyes staring back at you!
13. Ragga to stud-dah!
From fuzzy to a total stud. This dog transformation is fantastic!
14. Is this the same dog?
This owner is very doubtful she took home the same dog. You be the judge.
15. Fresh and looking snazzy!
All that curly fur is now gone! It’s like taking a big wig off this dog, and he looks so much better with this fresh do.
16. Going old school.
This dog’s new hairstyle reminds us of some old school afro hairstyle from the ’60s or ’70s. But this cutie here never let it run out of style.
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17. They gave her “shoes”!
While this dashing doggo looks lovely after grooming, her owner just didn’t appreciate that she was given some “shoes” or that fluffy fur near all four paws.
The same happened to my dog lmao pic.twitter.com/5G05PssrXn
— Ms. 10pc (@Simply_GorJASZ) January 4, 2021
18. Totally different.
After taking their dog to the groomer, this owner is in doubt they got the same dog.
19. Far from convinced.
This owner is far from convinced that the groomer gave her the right dog. Look at the difference!
20. All gone!
The groomer shaved off all of this sheepdog’s fur, and he’s a very different dog right after. The owner believes so, too.
21. Like an angel.
Her first haircut worked wonders from that shaggy ‘do to show that pretty face. That face is just angelic!
22. Age is just a number.
The owner said he’s already ten years old but looks like a puppy after getting groomed.
23. It’s the bandana.
This Maltese certainly looks nothing like his old self after getting groomed. It may be the haircut… or the bandana.
24. Happy to be rescued and groomed.
Teddy had the same happy grin when he was rescued from the animal shelter and after getting groomed.
25. He just looks refreshed!
Sometimes, all you need is a good haircut to feel better and refreshed. Oh, and yes, the same with dogs, too!
No cuz it actually helped him 😭 pic.twitter.com/b4uon4shMT
— michaela wintour♡ (@yourfavmichaela) January 4, 2021
26. It’s that same stare, though.
This dog owner might be in doubt if she brought home the right dog from the groomer, but we can say it’s the same one just by its stare.
27. Short hair, don’t care.
His rugged looks were already making him cute, but the shorter fur made him more adorable. Agree?
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28. From Appa to Falkor.
A lot of commenters and even the owner made this comparison. If you don’t know these characters, the owner included them on the collage of before-and-after photos.
29. Look at that smile!
Diamond looks too please with her new cut! That smile just says it all.
🤣🤣 my diamond always looks like that after the cut her pic.twitter.com/k2iDwinYlB
— ThePINKPanther™ (@NikiMemphis92) January 4, 2021
30. Like getting a new dog.
This dog owner thinks that taking his dog to the groomer is like getting a new dog. Look at how different he looks after his haircut!
31. Still got the “beard”, though.
She might look like a different dog after grooming, but she still got that little “beard” right there. Not too different, after all.
32. I heard she wasn’t too happy.
This dog owner is not so happy with her groomer. Look at that fur by the ear! Do you think it’s cute? Yay or nay?
lmaoo ayoooo ! they hella disrespectful 😭 pic.twitter.com/UiKx92966o
— DJ UhhhHuh (@DJUhhhHuh) January 4, 2021
33. Still adorbs!
Even after her haircut, this little puppy still looks as adorable as ever.
34. A day at the salon.
Lilie is enjoying her day with her groomer. It’s like a relaxing day at the salon.
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35. “Look, Ma. No fur!”
They shaved most of his fur, and he looks like a different dog now. He seems pretty pleased about it, though.
😂😂😂 took away all his lil fur pic.twitter.com/HIl3wemqda
— beige betty (@soyyellajoy) January 4, 2021
36. Are you sure it’s the same dog?
Maybe, yes… or no. He looks so different after grooming; even the owner thinks he took home the wrong dog.
Just got Kubo back from his first trim and I’m not sure we have returned with the same dog 😂 pic.twitter.com/QYs0st6cGZ
— Mumbo Jumbo (@ThatMumboJumbo) June 18, 2020
37. From messy, to cutie.
That messy and matted fur is just crazy. But after some grooming, look at that cutie!
38. But it’s a cute llama.
The owner thought that she got a llama back instead of a dog. The good thing about this seemingly tragic grooming session is this it served as a lesson learned.
39. From some boyband.
Doesn’t his haircut remind you of some boyband in the ’80s or ’90s?
40. “I promise to get my life together.”
This dog’s new haircut makes him look like a brand-new dog that just wanted to fix his life and put it all together. Like, be a more ‘good boy’ for more treats?
41. Two of a kind.
Vileda and Swiffer are both fosters. The owner took them to the vet for a check-up, then groomed the two. We hope they found their forever home.
42. Is it you, Otis?
This dog owner sent Otis to a groomer for his first haircut, but he’s unsure if he got the same dog back. Those eyes still look like Otis, though.
43. Switch to “E” Mode.
This bob made this dog look like a familiar cartoon character. The great Edna “E” Mode comes to mind.
Our dog finally got a haircut and I can’t stop laughing bc she went from looking like a muppet to looking like a dental hygienist with a bob haircut 😂 pic.twitter.com/XghhODZBDb
— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) July 15, 2020
44. We think he isn’t a fan of it, too.
This owner needs to take her dog to the groomer because of matts. Her fiancé isn’t a fan of the cut, and maybe her dog, too.
45. He loves if, of Norse!
Thor, the Norse god, may don a long hair, but Thor the doggo needed a haircut. He loves it; that smile says so.