San Mateo Dachshund Dies at PetSmart with His Groomer


The state of California does not require that dog groomers hold any sort of specific license, which sometimes makes things uncomfortable for dog owners. When a man took his one-year-old Dachshund into a San Mateo PetSmart recently, he assumed he was merely getting his dog groomed so that they could later go home and enjoy his spiffy new look. It wasn’t a few minutes after he dropped his dog off with the groomer, a man by the name of Juan Zarate, that the groomer approached the dog’s owner carrying his little pup where blood was streaming from his mouth. In a panic, they took the dog to the onsite veterinarian to find out what was wrong with the dog. Hardly able to breathe, it was clear there was a medical emergency going on.

The dog did not live more than a few minutes. When an autopsy was performed following the death of the dog so suddenly, it was determined that he had suffered a punctured lung and two broken ribs that he did not have before he was released to the custody of the groomer whose only job was to clean his fur up, give him a little trim and fix his nails. The groomer was arrested and charged with animal cruelty, but later released on bond. Unfortunately, these things happen more often than not, and it’s come to the attention of many that it should be a legal situation that all groomers hold a license that states they are trustworthy and trained.

Photo by Facebook

Add Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Homeless Vet Loses Service Dog during Arrest for Panhandling
Dogs are Being Trained to Sniff Out Protected Wildlife
Therapy Dog
Therapy Dog is Helping High School Students Who Struggle with Reading
homeless dog
Owners Disguise Dogs as Strays So Rescue Centers Take Them In
German Shepherd Golden Retriever Pit Bulls Rottweiler
20 Things You Didn’t Know about The Puggle
A Complete Price Guide for Owning a Rottweiler
Alpine Mastiff
20 Things You Didn’t Know About The Alpine Mastiff
Dog Adoption Dog Training
abandoned dog
Couple Adopts Abandoned Dog After it Was Chasing Their Car
Anxiety about Traveling? Try an Airport Therapy Dog
Dog running
Why Rescue Dogs Need Forever Homes
New Study Reveals Why Dogs Tilt Their Heads
A Dog With a Rare Birth Defect Learns to Walk Again
dog tongue
New Surgery Saves Dog with an Oversized Tongue
old dog
85% of Cases of Dementia in Your Dog is Undiagnosed