Internet loses it over dad who picked up the wrong dog from the groomers

Nieves.
Nieves. Photo credit: Twitter

Tens of thousands of people on the internet have been laughing at one father's mistake after he accidentally brought the wrong dog home from the groomers.

His sons instantly recognised the mistake when he brought the dog home, but the father says there was little difference between the two Maltese dogs he was presented at the groomers.

He ended up leaving his dog, nine-year-old Nieves, behind and taking a stranger's dog home with him.

"According to him it was because the dog acted normal and followed him to the car and even jumped in as soon as he opened the door," his son, known only as Alex, told Buzzfeed News.

Alex, a 22-year-old student, uploaded a video of the moment his family realised it was the wrong dog to Twitter, where it has since garnered over 160,000 likes and 58,000 retweets.

When his father realised it was the wrong dog he was quick to remedy the mistake and remarked they needed their dog back before his wife came home.

Twitter users questioned how the children could find the two small white dogs apart, but Alex says it was quite simple.

"Well this one slight tear stains, mine doesn't. This one was also a little bit bigger and when I petted her, her hair was way too rough," he said.

Not willing to take any more chances when his father got back to the groomer he took a photo of the dog that was waiting there to make sure it was the right one and sent it to the family to confirm.

Thankfully this time he was right and Nieves has now been reunited with her family.

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