A stray pooch who could not even wag his tail because his matted fur was left so untamed as been given an unrecognisable makeover to bag himself a new home.
Mugley, a two-year-old Shih Tzu, couldn’t see clearly through a kilogram mass of overgrown fur and was in a sorry state with an extremely matted, filthy, coat.
So when matted Mugley arrived at Dogs Trust Kenilworth, Warwickshire, his first stop was to pay a visit to the on-site groomers who spent hours working on the poor pup.
The poor pooch weighed just eight kilograms and staff were shocked when they discovered that he had a further one kilo of knotted fur that needed to be removed.
But Mugley overcame the odds of not even being able to wag his tail – to finding himself a family to look after him.
Speaking about Mugley’s journey, Assistant Manager at Dogs Trust Kenilworth John Cullen said: “Mugley was in a sorry state when he arrived.
“With such a matted coat his vision was hugely obscured, and he had overheated, but despite this it was clear he was an affectionate, sweet natured boy.
“After removing all that matted fur it was as if a different dog had been unveiled.”
Mugley soon began zooming around the centre following his makeover and the team described him as a “happy fun-loving lad”.
John added: “It was heart-warming to see the transformation after the hair was removed – he was ecstatic when he was finally able to wag his tail.
“His story from unwanted stray to a much loved family pet is now complete as we are delighted that he has been reserved to go to a happy new home.”