Gabriel Feitosa’s Imaginative Grooming Made $1.3 Million Last Year (and Helps Shelter Dogs Get Adopted)

Gabriel Feitosa takes dog grooming to the next level. Scuffy dogs walk in. Then lions, tigers, zebras, giraffes – and even Pokémons – walk out. He grew up in poverty in Brazil, where his love of dogs also grew. He started grooming dogs when he was only 12 years old. Now 31 years old, he’s one of the most recognized dog groomers in the world and has close to 3 million followers. Then articles started popping up on how Feitosa made $1.3 million in 2022!

@gabrielfeitosagrooming It’s been a long journey! Thank you Tasia, Morgan and the team from @cnbcmakeit for this segment. Head over to the link on my bio for the full interview. #doggroomer #gabrielfeitosa #cutedogs ♬ original sound – Gabe

Here are some highlights of his canine-to-zoo animal transformations.

@gabrielfeitosagrooming Here’s some of my favorite zoo inspired transformations! Can you pick a favorite? Every donation for the @sdhumanesociety today will be matched so it’s worth double!!! Giraffe – @adventureswithcoooper Tiger – Buddy Fox – @kellybean.cottonball Leopard – Champ Cow – Niurka Panda – @sha_sha_shaun Lion – Edea Bluejay – Kronos Zebra – Buddy #doggroomer #cutedog #gabrielfeitosa ♬ Claws – Kim Petras

And here’s a therapy dog who looks like it jumped out of a 1990s Lisa Frank sticker book, bringing joy to the poodle’s special human.

@gabrielfeitosagrooming Hope is the is a very special therapy dog form a special girl and we wanted to make sure her look was just as special thank you guys from coming all the way from New Mexico #doggrooming #tiedye #goldendoodle #gabrielfeitosa ♬ Makeba – Jain

Of course, people wonder about the safety of dying fur, plus all the haters in the comments. But everyone can rest assured the dogs are healthy and taken care of.

This level of creative grooming takes major skill and hours of work, with sessions costing from $500 to over $1000. But despite his busy schedule, Feitosa and his team donate their time makeover shelter dogs that are having trouble finding their fur-ever home. But thanks to their new fun looks, they’re able to attract new fur parents with ease. Plus with all the attention these spectacular shelter dogs get online, it helps raise awareness for adoption everywhere!

For more psychedelic pups, follow @gabrielfeitosagrooming on TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook.

And make sure to check out our interview with Gabriel Feitosa!

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