Two abandoned dogs left foraging in bins for food were given a makeover courtesy of a Merseyside dog groomer.
Daisy and Gandalf are just two of the 700 dogs rescued from the streets by Merseyside Dogs鈥?Home this year.
They were treated to a cut and blow dry to make them presentable as volunteers try to find them a new forever home.
Daisy, a nine-year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, was found on the verge of a busy road with her nails and coat in a terrible state and two of her teeth cracked in half.
After living out of bins on the streets for months Gandalf, a six-year old Shih Tzu, was found in a terrible condition with long, ingrowing claws and a smelly matted coat.
Staff at The Groom Room at Pets at Home store in St Helens gave the dogs a full groom which included a bath followed by a warm blow-dry and brush, a full body clipping to get rid of any matted clumps, cleaning and tidying the dog鈥檚 ears and faces, and clipping their claws.
After finally getting the treatment they should have received from their owners, Gandalf and Daisy have since been rehomed.
Grooming operations manager Natasha Slennett said: 鈥淏oth Daisy and Gandalf were unrecognisable after their Groom Room pamper session and were like different dogs ?tails wagging and kisses for everyone. Gandalf鈥檚 behaviour especially was totally transformed; he pranced around the room and licked every hand going to him, before finally rolling over to enjoy a lengthy tummy tickle!
鈥淚t just goes to show how important grooming can be for dogs. Not only is it important for their physical health and appearance, but also for their mental wellbeing too.?/p>