Dog groomer takes extreme measure after client continually fails to pick up pets

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A dog groomer faced a dilemma when a client repeatedly showed up late to pick up their pets. After giving ample warnings, the client was a no-show and the groomer took drastic action. The aftermath was not pretty. Find out what happened and decide for yourself if the groomer was in the wrong.

Frustrated dog groomer takes drastic action for late pick-ups 🐾

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Groomer takes drastic action after owner repeatedly no-shows appointments 🐶

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Dog groomer sends dogs to shelter after neglectful owner's behaviour 🐶

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🐾 Dog groomer takes drastic action after client repeatedly fails to pick up pets 🐾

A dog groomer has taken to social media to share a story about a difficult client who repeatedly failed to pick up their pets on time. Despite being understanding of the client's reasons for lateness on previous occasions, the groomer was forced to take action after the client left their dogs at the shop after closing time. After giving the client 15 minutes to respond to messages, the groomer took the dogs to a local shelter, where they were later picked up by the client. However, the client then proceeded to slander the groomer online and leave negative reviews. The groomer has since clarified that the shelter was not over-crowded and offered boarding services, and that the dogs were not mistreated in any way. The incident has sparked debate online, with some supporting the groomer's actions and others defending the client. Read on for reactions and comments from social media users.

Firing a difficult customer is standard practice. 💼

Solid_Quote9133 | Solid_Quote9133

Groomers can't house abandoned pets, finding foster homes is best option 🐶

IShallWearMidnight | IShallWearMidnight

Dog groomer not at fault for enforcing policy. NTA 🐾

Emotional_Fan_7011 | Emotional_Fan_7011

Dog groomer frustrated with client's lack of responsibility receives support.


Setting boundaries as a groomer. 🐾

AnnieJack | AnnieJack

Charge a pet-sitting fee of $50 for every 15 minutes owners are late in picking up their pets 💰

Infamous-Wasabi-9007 | Infamous-Wasabi-9007

Don't let clients take advantage of you 🐶💇‍♀️

lucyinthesky7777 | lucyinthesky7777

Stand up for your business! 🐾 Take legal action against slander.

FairShame3 | FairShame3

Setting boundaries with pet owners 🐾

Flat_Lengthiness_319 | Flat_Lengthiness_319

Dog groomer not responsible for pet sitting, defends against false accusations.

ultrarelative | ultrarelative

Dog groomer warns pet owner of consequences for no-shows 🐾

DelibirdIsaLegendary | DelibirdIsaLegendary

Don't let clients take advantage of your services 🐾

No_Extreme_1798 | No_Extreme_1798

Suggesting a late pickup fee- $10 for every 15min 👀

Mediocre-General-654 | Mediocre-General-654

When your clients won't pick up their pets 🤷🏻‍♂️

ForgottenZodiac | ForgottenZodiac

Dog groomer faces criticism for extreme measures on late customer

If-You-Have-to-AsK | If-You-Have-to-AsK

Responsible dog owner reminds us of our duty towards pets 🐶

Mundane_Morning9454 | Mundane_Morning9454

Ex-vet tech shares frustration with irresponsible pet owners 🐶

kisforkat | kisforkat

Customer's consistent absence prompts NTA's shop ban 🚫🐾

SnooWords4839 | SnooWords4839

Dog owner's lack of punctuality causes chaos for groomer 🐕⏰

commenter23450 | commenter23450

Dog groomer stands up to irresponsible client 👍🐶

theresbeans | theresbeans

Clear policies and agreements can prevent future conflicts 🤝

redalastor | redalastor

Dog owner neglects pet, groomer takes drastic action 🐶💇‍♀️

Nalpona_Freesun | Nalpona_Freesun

Praise for not tolerating irresponsible pet owners 🐾

Nielleluvzu628 | Nielleluvzu628

Former groomer shares experience dealing with negligent clients 🐶

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Dog groomer not responsible for owner's forgetfulness. Taking dogs to the shelter was the safest option. 🐶🏥

potteryslut | potteryslut

Neglectful pet owner causes trouble for groomer. Possible lawsuit?

PriestessKade | PriestessKade

Taking a stand against bad clients 👊

zeiche | zeiche

NTA for enforcing rules, but could have handled better 👍

reedherring | reedherring

Frustrated groomer receives backlash for continuing service despite issues.

dezeiram | dezeiram

Dog groomer takes drastic step to teach client responsibility 🐾

imaginaryshivering | imaginaryshivering

Setting boundaries is important for both parties in pet care 🐾

International_Win375 | International_Win375

Dog groomer takes extreme measure after client doesn't pick up pets 😠

ksarahsarah27 | ksarahsarah27

Groomer's strict policy for late pick-ups with overnight fees 💰

Melodic_Twist_2363 | Melodic_Twist_2363

Dog groomer clarifies ownership responsibility and animal welfare.

Spacelizardkat | Spacelizardkat

Dog groomer takes drastic action to deal with irresponsible owner 🐾

galaxysucculent | galaxysucculent

Charge a fee for late pickups to avoid shelter risk 🐕💰

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Dog groomer faces criticism for not cutting ties with irresponsible owner 😕

Jlx_27 | Jlx_27

Fire the client! Other regulars will support you ❤️🐶

curlyseal | curlyseal

Blacklisting an absent-minded client: NTA or ESH?

arsonfairy | arsonfairy

Dog groomer charges no-show client for boarding. Savage, but fair.

Seastarstiletto | Seastarstiletto

Missed opportunities and a trip to the shelter 🐶🚗💔

3isthecharm | 3isthecharm

Responsible pet owners vs. neglectful ones 😭

mckoul | mckoul

When it comes to pet pick-up, rules are rules 🐾

HopefulTangerine21 | HopefulTangerine21

Dog groomer's extreme measure sparks YTA debate

NBQuade | NBQuade

Setting boundaries earlier could've saved extreme measure 🐾

FairyFartDaydreams | FairyFartDaydreams

NTA for threatening to send dogs to shelter, explain process in paperwork 👍

Rinzy2000 | Rinzy2000

Take action! 🔥 Get a lawyer and change policies. #NTA

howdoyoupickone | howdoyoupickone

Setting boundaries with clients - NTA 🐾

ImprovementNo842 | ImprovementNo842

Choosing punctuality over loyalty in pet grooming business.

Beginning-Ad3390 | Beginning-Ad3390

When the client won't pick up their pets 🐶🐱

lalaxoxo__ | lalaxoxo__

Balancing empathy and boundaries in the dog grooming business 🐾

Efficient_Form_ | Efficient_Form_

Setting policies can help avoid problematic customers 🤔

Kindly_Candle9809 | Kindly_Candle9809

Dog groomer faces criticism for extreme measure but ultimately deemed NTA.

Knitiotsavant | Knitiotsavant

Commenter criticizes extreme response by dog groomer to negligent client.

hissyfit64 | hissyfit64

OP and the dog owner both have room for improvement 😬

Sad-Concert3258 | Sad-Concert3258

Suggests alternative solutions to deal with late pick-ups. 💡

bigmonmulgrew | bigmonmulgrew

Groomer faces backlash for taking extreme measures on difficult customer 🐶

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Dog groomer faces backlash for leaving pets at shelter. ESH.

Revengeofthetartan | Revengeofthetartan

Establish clear company policy on late pickups and charging fees 💰

ronin-10-1 | ronin-10-1

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