SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – If you watched “Pooch Perfect” on ABC last summer, you might recognize Gabriel Feitosa.
He’s a San Diego-based groomer who qualified for the final with his colorful transformations.
And the holiday season is a great time for him to show off his skills. Turn the dogs into Santa’s little helpers, the perfect holly berry, or perhaps his most popular this year, the Grinch.
“Of course everyone went wild on the internet,” Feitosa said.
Wild, especially on Tik Tok where Feitosa has nearly 900,000 subscribers and counts.
He says it might sound like fun – and it is – but it also requires a lot of skill.
“It really is an art of the simplest haircut with the sculpture on the legs and the round face which is a sculpture, it is not just a round face, it takes years to get there”, explains Feitosa.
And in case you were wondering, Feitosa says all that colorful fur is completely safe for pets.
“Everything is vegan, non-toxic, harmless and should be done by professionals,” he adds.
Since the show, Feitosa says demand for her services has skyrocketed.
His North Park salon is growing now and he couldn’t be happier to be able to do what he loves every day.
“I’m so grateful because I can show the world what groomers can do,” Feitosa says.
If any of you are wondering if Feitosa is accepting new clients, he says he can, but be prepared to wait a little, several months on average.