A "midnight grooming emergency" isn't a phrase you hear very often, but that's precisely what happened to help this very good doggo. The dog, which the grooming salon would later name Lucky, was found roaming the streets late at night, saved from being hit by a car, and rushed to BGE Grooming in Oviedo, Florida.
Staff report the dog's fur was matted together beyond belief. The fur was soaked, infested with fleas, and full of infection. Unsurprisingly, staff said the smell was "horrendous."
The poor dog couldn't even walk and was obviously in pain.
The BGE Grooming team said Lucky wasn't scared when they brought him in, but instead "he was absolutely perfect. He was so sweet and affectionate."
Lucky When He Was First Found
Before and After
The Fur Removed From Lucky
It's hard to believe that's even the same dog!
"It took two hours just to safely shave his painful mats off, two flea baths because he was so severely infested, two soothing hypoallergenic baths, and lots of love and care!" the salon explains on social media.
Lucky is now in much better health and is currently in foster care with the person who found him, until his forever home can be decided on.
We can only imagine how much better this little boy must be feeling about now. What a fighter.
The salon owner has also confirmed that she does not regret responding to the midnight call one bit and would do it again in heartbeat.
See adorable puppies grow up to be sweet dogs in the transformation video below.
This post was written by Holly Royce. For more, check out our sister site, Now to Love.