Older shelter animals always seem to get the shaft. They’re often the last ones to get adopted, if they do get adopted at all, even though they are just as loving and sweet as the younger pups who get picked first.
Luckily, a groomer in New York City is looking to change that. Mark Imhof is a former businessman with an MBA who switched careers and became a dog groomer. In his spare time, Mark The Dog Guy offers up his grooming skills to the Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) and gives free haircuts to shelter dogs, to help them find homes faster. He shares the before and after photos on Facebook and Instagram, and they’re truly incredible.
Here are some of the adorable pups who’ve gotten makeovers from the amazingly selfless Mark The Dog Guy.
That smile just got a whole lot brighter!
Please see Callie A1064988 at NYC ACC 110th Street a very sweet girl hopefully available for adoption soon. #nycacc #adoptdontshop #doggrooming #markthedogguy A photo posted by Mark Imhof (@markthedogguy) on
Now the world can see her big, beautiful eyes.
Hard to believe this is the same dog.
A1060270 Sadie at NYC ACC adorable girl. Maltese/Cairn Terrier mix available for adoption. Sweet girl. #markthedogguy #makeoverbymark #ilookgood #nycacc #supercutepup A photo posted by Mark Imhof (@markthedogguy) on
Little lady Sadie knows how to strike a pose.
It’s amazing what a haircut can do for your pride. Sean is BEAMING.
Ella before and after grooming. I did the face. #americanacademyofpetgrooming #markthedogguy #followyourdreams #transformation #dogmakeover A photo posted by Mark Imhof (@markthedogguy) on
Hold that pretty face up high, Ella!
Seriously, this dog looks at least five years younger. Amazing!