UPDATE: Two dogs abandoned at grooming salon in Plymouth have new home

Plymouth, Ind. Two dogs that were abandoned at a Plymouth dog groomer now have new owners.

On Friday morning, a new client dropped off a Shih Tzu and a Bullmastiff.

But, the owner of Addie's Dog Grooming couldn't get ahold of the owner, when the dogs were finished.

The client was from Portage, and police couldn't track down the customer either, so it was determined the given information was fake.

By law, the owners of Addie's had to wait five days to permanently adopt the dogs.

On Wednesday, they became the proud owners of Jake and Landon.

“The reason we named him Landon is because we feel like God landed him right where he wants us,” explained Jim Holderread. “From all the groomers here to Portage this guy picked up to bring them and we're so happy we can be the owners of these two.”

Jim says this has never happened before.

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We've all heard of missing dogs that may have run away from home or gotten loose, but what about a missing dog owner??

That's the case in Plymouth this past weekend after a man dumped his dogs with a groomer.

Friday morning the owner and groomer of Addie's Dog Grooming in Plymouth, Jim Holderread, says a new client dropped off two dogs, a Shih Tzu and a Bullmastiff.

However by Friday night the owner couldn't get a hold of the new customer.

After trying to contact the customer several times, Holderread discovered all of the contract information left was fake. The customer told him he was from Portage yet Portage police couldn't track down the customer with the address that was provided.

“Being a pet owner, I have no idea how anybody could do this,” says Holderread. “I do have to give the guy credit, at least he did not drop them off you know alongside the road or something.”

As a precaution a note is still hanging on the door in case the owner should show up looking for his dogs. The Shih Tzu that was dropped off was severely matted and needed to be groomed.

The Holderreads are willing to permanently adopt the two dogs if need be, before giving them away to a shelter.

He says, “In this case sometimes you get a few more to take responsibility and you just deal with it.”
The dogs were dropped off Friday and by Monday there was still no word from the customer.

The groomer took the two dogs to a vet to scan them for a microchip yet no luck.

By law in Indiana a dog is not considered officially surrendered until it's been abandoned for five days.

The Holderreads are waiting until Wednesday to consider the dogs theirs. In the meantime the alleged owner can claim them.

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