Please do not entrust the care of your pet to Petco grooming!
On August 10, 2010 I had taken my Papillon named Winnie to Petco in Seekonk, MA to be groomed. Our usual groomer was not available so the appointment was booked with another Petco groomer.
My dog seemed extremely distressed at pick-up time; she was crying and squirming while being handed over the counter into my arms. When I asked the groomer ""Katie"" what was wrong with my little dog? She replied: ""Winnie is such a Drama Queen!""
After leaving the store and arriving home I discovered that Winnie was in such pain that she was unable to move. I examined her more closely and noticed an enormous bruise covering almost the entire left side of her tiny body!
Since being groomed at Petco Winnie has undergone four surgeries. The blackened area of skin had become necrotic and a large portion of her left side had to be removed. The surgeons treating Winnie believe her injury was caused by a thermal burn. Winnie?s pain has only just started to subside after weeks of hospital care. She walks with limited mobility in her left leg and her scars will stay with her forever. As for me; I will continue to live with the guilt of trusting Petco with my precious little companion.