86 Times People Took Their Dogs To The Groomers And Thought They Got Back A Different Dog

Taking your dog for a grooming session is like spinning the wheel of fortune. You think you know what you’re gonna see when you come pick the little furry boi or gurl up, but that’s not always how it works.

You see, in times of worldwide social isolation and our best efforts to stay home, our beloved pets haven’t had a decent wash and cut in ages. Many have grown their fur way beyond their recognizable selves, and given the first opportunity, no owner would wait any longer to take them to the grooming salon.

After the session is over, things have changed, literally. According to people on social media, their dogs are not only unrecognizable, they’re literally different dogs. Can you go from being a proud parent to a cocker spaniel with luscious locks to a cute short-haired beagle in less than an hour? Yes, you can. Is there a conspiracy that groomers around the world have been mixing up doggos and handing their owners the wrong ones? You could call it that.

Let’s see it to believe it in the most hilarious post-haircut ‘not my dog’ moments shared by confused owners and hand-selected by Bored Panda for an ultimate cuteness overload.

#1 That’s A Different Dog

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#2 New Haircut, Same Smile

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#3 Our 9-Year-Old Goldendoodle Got Her First Grooming Since Quarantine. Our Other Dog Barked At Her When She Came Home

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#4 I Literally Took My Baby To Go Get Groomed Because His Hair Was Getting Longer And Look I’m Crying

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#5 He Looked Like The Squirrel From Ice Age

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#6 Fired My Groomer Today

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#7 My Puppy Otis Got His First Haircut. I’m Not Sure They Gave Me Back The Same Dog

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#8 This Is The Same Dog. My Friend Adopted Her After She Just Showed Up On Her Porch. I Groomed Her And Made Her Brand New Babe Feeling So Fresh And Clean

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.

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#9 Bagby

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#10 Took Doggo To A Groomer. Got A Different Doggo Back

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#11 It’s 32°C Degrees (90°F) Outside, So My Dog, One-Eyed Snuggles, Needed A Groomer

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#12 Still Not Convinced The Groomer Gave Us The Right Doggo

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#13 From Shaggy To Happy. Total Transformation

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#14 My Sweet Girl Cheech Is 15 Years Old. After Her Haircuts, Everyone Always Thinks She’s A Puppy

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#15 My Dog Before And After A Haircut

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#16 My Good Boy Got His Summer Haircut

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#17 First-Ever Big Boy Haircut

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#18 What A Difference A Haircut Makes. Latest Fosters 13-Year-Old Vileda And 10-Year-Old Swiffer

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#19 Oliver, Our 8-Month-Old English Sheepdog (Bobtail) Shed His Puppy Coat At The Groomers. I Didn’t Recognize Him At First

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#20 To The Guy Whose Dog Got A Haircut, I Present My Dog

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#21 My Diamond Always Looks Like That After The Cut Her

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#22 I Present You This

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#23 My Dog Courage Before And After Grooming

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#24 My Friend Had To Triple Check With The Groomer To Make Sure He Was Bringing Home The Right Dog

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#25 My Dogs Had A Run In With A Bad Groomer

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#26 I Think The Groomer Gave Me Back The Wrong Dog

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#27 Took My Dog For A Haircut And I Think They Gave Me A Different One Back

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#28 Our Puppy Got A Haircut (She Had Matts) My Fiance Isn’t A Fan. What Do You Think?

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#29 From Puppy To Dog In One Haircut

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#30 Derpy Dog Needed A Haircut, So I Gave Him One

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#31 My Pal’s First Groom

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#32 My Boy, Before And After Going To The Groomer. Went From Dirty Biker To Innocent Preacher’s Kid

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#33 I’m Pretty Sure The Groomer Gave Me Back The Wrong Dog

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#34 Pretty Sure We Picked Up The Wrong Dog At The Groomer’s

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#35 Raggamuffin To Stud Muffin. Quite The Transformation At The Groomer Today

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#36 Took Him To A New Groomer

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#37 My Dog, Thor Got A Haircut For The Summer Heat. Looks Like A Totally Different Dog

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#38 Our Pup Got A Haircut And We Are Still Doubting Ourselves If I Picked Up The Right Dog

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#39 Gave Our Puppy His First Real Haircut. Wasn’t Sure If We Brought Home The Right Dog Or Not

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#40 Before And After Grooming. Did We Bring Home The Wrong Dog

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#41 Willie Had His First Haircut Today. I Think I Brought Home The Wrong Puppy

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#42 We Got A Puppy. His Name Is Picasso. He Got His First Haircut Today. He’s 3 Months Old

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#43 I Had To Cut His Hair. He Looks Like A Whole Different Dog

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#44 She’s Adorable

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#45 Haircut = New Dog

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#46 This Is What Happens When You Can’t Get A Groomer For Over 6 Months. Poor Guy And His Matting Left Them No Choice

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#47 Princess

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#48 From Chicken Nugget To Barbie’s Dog

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#49 I’m Not Convinced It’s The Same Dog

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#50 This Dog

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#51 My BF’s Dog’s Transformation. It Was Drastic. I Had No Idea Who He Was When I Got Home. His Hair After About A Month And A Half Since Grooming Looks Good

I was mad at first but realized now he can’t go back to looking homeless like that again

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#52 I Was Like I Took Jonathan Firulais And They Only Gave Me Back Firulais. I Wanted Him To Keep His Teddy Bear Cut And Just Be Reshaped. They Gave Me A Whole New Dog

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#53 Life Lesson Learned. Be Very Specific When Explaining How You Want Your Dog Be Groomed. Dropped Off A Shihtzu, Picked Up A Llama

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#54 I Took My Puppy To Get Groomed This Morning. I Hope I Brought Back The Right Dog

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#55 Puppy’s First Haircut. She Transformed Into A Whole New Dog

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#56 I Think The Groomer Gave Me The Wrong Dog

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#57 My Pupper Always Looks Like A Completely Different Doggo After Her Haircuts

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#58 Gave My Ten-Year-Old Boy A Haircut And Now He Looks Like A Puppy Again

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#59 The Difference One Haircut Can Make

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#60 Our 5 Month Old Puppy Jason Got His First Haircut

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#61 What A Difference A Haircut Can Make

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#62 We Rescued A Maltese From A Puppy Mill In Georgia That Got Busted With Over 700 Dogs This Weekend. After 3 Hours Of Cutting Matted Hair And Bathing, Here Is Luna’s Before And After

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#63 My Pupper After I Adopted Him, And After I Had Him Groomed

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#64 Took Otis To The Groomer. Still Not Convinced I Picked Up The Right Dog

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#65 Is This The Same Dog?

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#66 My 13-Year-Old Dog Archie Before And After Having Visited The Groomer (He Hasn’t Been Since October). He’s Practically A New Dog

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#67 My Dog Got A Haircut, And Now It Looks Like He Gave Up Drinking

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#68 Billy Came Home From The Groomers A Completely Different Doggy

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#69 Lillie Groomed By Lauren

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#70 Wesley Is Looking Dapper After His Man-Glam Makeover With Talia

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#71 I Rather Keep Him Fluffy. They Cut His Fur Every Time

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#72 Took Away All His Fur

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#73 Tell Them Puppy Face! This Was My Puppy’s First Haircut And I Had No Idea What To Expect. Puppy Face Or Teddy Bear Cut

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#74 It Actually Helped Him

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#75 Brandy Felt That One

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#76 I Gave Them One Dog, They Returned Another. I Had To Put A Shirt On Him Cause He Was Self Conscious

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#77 My Dog Got A Very Bad Haircut A Few Years Ago, We Never Took Her Back To Those Groomers Again. They Literally Shaved My Girl Bald

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#78 Finally Got An Appointment With The Groomer And Now Bob Has Been Dechonked

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#79 Senior Doggo Teddy That We Rescued From Animal Control. He Went To The Groomers Today And Looks Totally Different

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#80 Before And After Going To A Very Bad Groomer

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#81 It Was This Little Girl’s First Time Being Groomed And She Was An Absolute Angel

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#82 Andy Before And After A Trip To The Groomer. I Don’t Think I’ll Be Getting Him Trimmed Quite So Short Next Time. I Can’t Get Over How Different He Looks

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#83 When Your Dog Goes Into The Groomer As Appa And Returns As Falkor

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#84 Is It The Same Dog?

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#85 He Looks Like A Pokemon

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#86 They Definitely Played With My Baby. They Made Her Look Like A Little Boy, They Could Have At Least Give Her A Bow, But They Sent Her Back With A Lil Bandanna

I nearly cried when my mom brought her back home, I was like wtf

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