For dog owners, the best part of bringing your loved dog to its grooming appointment is getting him or her back looking all beautiful and clean.
So when Joseph Cho dropped off his cherished three-year-old retriever, Dolly, to the Petco in Tech Ridge, he never could've suspected that would be the last time he might ever see her again.
Sadly, that's what happened.
When Cho returned to the store at 2.p.m. to get her, he says the manager told him his dog had gotten loose and ran into a vast field in the back of the store.
Here's what Cho said:
"I just showed up and she was gone. I wouldn't have even dreamt that something like this would happen."
This is so terrible that we cannot even fathom what this poor guy must be going through.
To top it all off, the Petco that LOST the dog in the first place now won't even respond to Cho's calls anymore.
The lost dog's owner has hired a lawyer to make sure this never "happens to another dog owner."
In one last heartbreaking reflection Cho said he still searches for Dolly by squeaking her favorite toy and calling her name out in the field where she had originally disappeared.
We seriously hope he eventually finds his Dolly.