Groomers Lose Dog, Claim Not Responsible

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A Southern California family lost their dog after entrusting it to the care of a local dog groomer, but the groomer isn't taking responsibility for losing the animal. Andrea Baerga said she dropped off both of her poodles, Bodie and Q-Tip, at Doggy Paws Grooming in Norco, Calif. When she returned to pick up the dogs, she was told that Bodie was gone. So far, the groomers haven't offered an explanation regarding Bodie's disappearance; they've only said they don't know what happened to him, although they surmise that he might have run out the door when it was left open by mistake. Baerga, her husband and her 4-year-old son have been looking for Bodie and posting fliers. Watch the video for the rest of the story.

Groomers Lose Dog, Claim Not Responsible

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Chris

The dog was in their care. They're responsible. Period.

June 24 2013 at 3:18 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
phancyfilly

They probably left the dog in a dryer cage without supervision the dog probably overheated and died in the cage now they are too scared to tell the owner, this would not be the first time this has happend. I owned a grooming shop for more than 40 years. This is something that most groomers are very lax about. In 40 years I never had a dog get lost or died in my care. The newest trend with groomers is to allow dogs to run loose in shops with other dogs. I have heard of dogs getting into fights with other dogs, or escaping without the shop owner knowing the dog escaped. Unknowling the ownesr approve of their pets not being caged, thinking that caging is cruel. but it is for the safety of their pets, and is only for a few hours. Please make sure your pet is caged while in a grooming shop. It is for their own safety and make sure the dog is supervised while being dried.

June 20 2013 at 9:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wthr1

Makes you wonder who they THINK is responsible. The dog???

June 19 2013 at 3:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Cindy Harrison

Wait a minute they claim they gave the dog to a customer thinking the dog belonged to them. Now they are saying he ran out the back door. Hmmmm they know who has the dog. The police should be looking at family members.

June 18 2013 at 1:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Johnny D.

We owned grooming shops for 20 years and not one time did any charge of ours ""escaped"", or was neglected or abused..You have to totally love animals to have this business and TLC is the creed of a dedicated groomer..Nuff said..

June 18 2013 at 9:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Linda

Call the POLICE, not just the news people!! Good lord, I have been a groomer for 20 years and very conscientious of taking care of people's babies! YES, they are their children!! This shop should be closed down!!

June 18 2013 at 9:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Linda

Call the POLICE, not just the news people!!! Good lord, I've been a groomer for 20 years and very conscientious about taking care of people's babies! YES, they are their children and there's now way this shop should be in business anymore if they LOSE dogs!!!

June 18 2013 at 9:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Hoku

Even though pets are regarded as possessions, the shop is responsible for the pup. Just like if you were to drop off your car to be fixed and if it gets broken into while it is on the property the shop is reliable for it. Once they take possession of the leash/ key , they are to take the at least the min care of it. Something isn't right with this picture as to why only one is missing and owner is not notified right away. Sadly if pup isn't found, all they can claim is cost of a new pup, and if it was fixed cost of that. but owner has to prove what they paid for pup originally.. since it is considered a possession. Hope they find pup.

June 18 2013 at 9:19 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
scjohnson613

ITS COMPETELY THE GROOMERS FAULT!!! THE ANIMALS SHOULD BE KEPT AT A SAFE LOCATION WHILE WATING FOR THE OWNERS!!! I PRAY THAT BODIE GETS FOUND!
SOMETHING DOES SEEM FISHY WHEN THE CHANCE STORIES SO NIGHT RIGHT & WHAT KINDA OF IDIOTS LEAVE A NOTE WITHOUT CALLING THE OWNERS RIGHT AWAY!!! THERE SHOP SHOULD BE CLOSED DOWN FOR GOOD & NEVER BE ALLOWED TO WORK WITH PETS! THEY SHOULD ALSO GET A FINE AND PAY FOR ANYTHING THAT BODIE NEEDS!!!! ITS BEYOND THE GROOMERS FAULT!!!!

June 18 2013 at 9:14 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Gina

The groomer is respondsible for whatever happens to that dog! If he's hurt, it's their fault and they should pay for vet bills. If he's lost, they should be foreced to get their butts out there and look for the dog or owe that family big! Losing a dog is like losing somene's kid! Of course who says they actually "Lost" the dog? Sounds fishy to me. Either they hurt that dog and were too cowardly to just fess up to it or they sold it, someone liked the dog so they took it home.. something happened to that dog but I doubt it was lost. How could it run away? Sneak out the back door before it's turn to get clipped? Please.. these people are so OBVIOUSLY GUILTY of something that they are trying to hide it with a lost dog excuse and if the dog really got lost, they would have called the owners, had people out looking for it and spoke to the people face to face. The fact that there was a sign on the door says it all. They are GUILTY and couldn't even face the owner. I feel for the owner!

June 18 2013 at 8:18 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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