Policies


ALL POLICIES CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE, ARE AVAILABLE IN PACKET FORM AT OUR FRONT DESK,

AND ARE OUTLINED ON ALL CLIENT REGISTRATION FORMS THAT ARE SIGNED.


WHY WE HAVE STRICT POLICIES

   We are a small facility geared at personalized care and service.  We do not overbook ourselves by maintaining a specific allotted amount of 

   dogs we groom in one day, and a maximum set amount of dogs we will board at once.  We stay fully booked on a regular basis, particularly

   in high season.  It is very important for us to maintain an organized system in order to offer the highest standard of care possible. 

   Cancellation requirements and deposits help us maintain consistency and quality as well as fairness for all of our clients and staff.


PAYMENT 

   We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Debit and Cash.

   We do NOT accept Checks, nor American Express.


ALL PAYMENTS ARE DUE AT THE TIME SERVICES ARE RENDERED

   We cannot release pets until all balances are current.


REFUNDS & EXCHANGES

   We not give refunds, however we can exchange unopened food and treats within 30 days with proof of purchase.  All other sales are final.


FIRST TIME BOARDING CLIENTS

   Payment is due upfront for first time boarding clients.  Unfortunately, in the past, we had clients never return for their pets.  It is tempting for

   pet owners who need to give up their pets, to do this instead of surrendering them to a shelter.  


HIGH SEASON BOARDING DEPOSITS

   March 1 - March 31

   May 1 - Labor Day

   November 1 - January 1

   During high season, we require half down to make a boarding reservation, unless the reservation is for 3 nights or less, in which case the     

   total is required as the deposit.  If you are a new client putting down half, the other half is due at check in.  If you are a returning client, the

   other half is not due until check out.  High season deposits are due one month in advance.  If at any time during a low season month, we are    

   booked full and begin turning other boarding clients away, we reserve the right to require deposits in order to confirm and secure all bookings.


BOARDING DEPOSITS: CANCELLATIONS

   If the required notice of cancellation is given, the deposit is available to use as credit for up to one year.

   If the required notice of cancellation is NOT given, the deposit becomes a cancellation fee.


BOARDING CANCELLATION NOTICE

   During the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas, a 14 day notice is required to cancel and not lose your deposit.

   During any other "High Season" time frame, a 7 day notice is required to cancel and not lose your deposit.

   During the months of January (other than New Year's), February, April, September (other than Labor Day Weekend), and October, no

   deposits are required and no notice of cancellation is required (though appreciated).


HIGH SEASON MINIMUMS

   There is a 5 night minimum over Thanksgiving and Christmas, and a 3 night minimum over other major holidays.


LAST MINUTE BOARDING MODIFICATIONS (high season)

   During high season, you are responsible for your entire reservation, even if you decide to check in a few days late or check out a few days early.


GROOMING DEPOSITS

   NEW clients are reguired to register with us and provide proof of vaccination first, along with a $25 deposit for an average sized dog in order to  

   reserve  a grooming appointment.  If the dog is large or takes  up more than one grooming slot, your deposit will be $50.  We have to do this in     

   order to pay our groomers if there is a no-show.  Groomers are paid strictly on commission.  Since we are always booked full, if you no-show, that is   

   part of their day that they do not get paid for.  We value our quality groomers and they deserve a steady paycheck.  

   RETURN clients must pay a deposit to reschedule an appointment which they cancelled without giving us our required notice.

   The deposit is half of their normal grooming fee.

   RETURN clients must pre-pay in full to reschedule an appointment that they no-showed for.

   RETURN clients who repeatedly cancel or no-show will need to be on our call wait list only.


GROOMING CANCELLATON NOTICE

   We require 48 hrs notice to cancel or reschedule a grooming appointment.  We need enough time to be able to fill that slot for the groomer.

   If you cancel the night before or the same day, we do not have enough time to let people on our waiting list know we can get them in.  Most

   of them are already at work or have already made other plans.  If you cancel on a Saturday for a Monday, it is still very difficult for us to have

   the time to get the appointment filled.  The same goes for canceling Tuesday evening for a Thursday appointment.  We are closed on

   Wednesdays and have not had enough time to go through the waiting list.


GROOMING RECURRENCES & RESCHEDULING

   Rescheduling appointments is time consuming since we are usually booked full weeks in advance and we have to do a lot of juggling.

   PLEASE note your next appointment date and time in your calendar, on your phone, etc. and check your schedule as soon as possible for any 

   conflicts.  The earlier we can work together to rearrange your appointment date, the easier it is.

   Your next appointment is noted for you on the bottom of your pet's report card.  We try to call you the business day before your appointment

   to give you a courtesy reminder, but please do not rely on that to solely remember when your appointment is.  Sometimes we are simply too busy

   to do reminder calls.


NO OPEN FOOD BAGS

   In order to maintain a sanitary environment, we do not accept pet food that comes in open or non-airtight bags.  All food needs to come in ziplock   

   or containers with lids, otherwise, the food will be transferred to a 4 liter container with lid that we will send home with you.  You will be charged $8

   for your new container.


MEALS

   You are welcome to bring any sort of food for your pet including dry, canned, homemade, etc.  We like for all boarders to eat the same food they are

   accustomed to eating at home.  If you do not bring their regular food, your pet will be fed Orijen dry or Weruva canned food.  Up to 1 cup of dry food

   or 1 small can of Weruva is $2 per serving.  If your dog is a large dog needing several servings per meal, it might be more affordable to purchase a

   bag of food during check in, otherwise, you will be charged per serving.


TREATS

   You are welcome to bring any treats your pet is accustomed to at home, but we do like to give our guests Pure Bites freeze dried chicken or liver 

   treats while they are with us.  If your dog has a chicken or beef allergy, please let us know!  


WARNING ABOUT CERTAIN TREATS

   There are particular brands or types of treats we must discourage, even if your dog has shown no signs of issues with the treat in the past.  The

   following treats pose serious dangers for your dog and we ask that you not bring them:

   RAWIDES, COOKED OR EASILY SPLINTERED BONES, PUP-PERONI, BEGGIN STRIPS, SNAUSAGES OR ANY OTHER TREAT CONTAINING RED DYE, BHA

   BHT, OR ETHOXYQUIN.  While your dog may seem fine eating these currently, these types of treats cause intestinal blockages, allergy issues,   

   digestive issues, metabolic issues, and disease of the organs.


OVERGROWN NAILS

   We require all overgrown nails be trimmed/filed for safety reasons.  If your dog will be boarding with us or will be in our daycare program, it is of

   utmost importance that their nails be maintained properly in order to avoid injuries to our staff, other dogs, and injuries to your own pet from 

   slipping on our floors or turning their toes sideways.  Overgrown nails place tremendous pressure on the bones and joints of the feet causing   

   discomfort, tendonitis, and arthritis.  The safety and comfort of all guests are our number one priority!  If your dog's nails are overgrown, they will

   be trimmed/filed and you will be charged for this.


FLEAS/TICKS

   If your pet is found to have fleas, whether here for grooming, boarding, or daycare, your dog will be treated and you will be charged accordingly.

   If your dog is found to have a tick, we will remove it and treat your dog accordingly.  However, if your dog is found to have multiple ticks, you will

   be required to arrange for immediate pick up of your pet!


SPAY/NEUTER/IN-HEAT ISSUES

   We require all dogs to be spayed/neutered for our daycare program.  We will board and groom pets that are intact, however, we DO NOT accept

   females in heat!  If a female's heat cycle begins while in our care, there will be an extra charge due to the extra care and due diligence required.


PUPPIES/KITTENS

   We only accept puppies and kittens that are over the age of 16 weeks.  There is an extra fee for boarding puppies who are not house trained.


URINE MARKING MALES

   There is an extra boarding fee for males that urinate and mark the walls frequently.


HIGH MAINTENANCE COATS

   If you will be boarding your dog long haired dog with us and it needs frequent brushing in order to maintain its coat, we ask that you schedule

   brush out service for the specific days you wish this to be done so that your dog does not get matted while boarding.


MEDICATIONS, EXTRA CARE, INSULIN INJECTIONS

   There is no charge for giving a boarding guest a reasonable amount of medications or supplements.  We are trained and skilled at administering

   all kinds of medications and treatments.  However, if a guest requires a complicated regimen, therapy, bandage changes, monitoring, or specifically

   timed treatments such as insulin injections, there is an extra care fee.  


RECENT VACCINATIONS

   We DO NOT accept pets that have received vaccinations within the last 7 days.  Pets need time at home for their immune systems to re-normalize.

   In the days following vaccination it is important for them to be in a calm and familiar environment and for you to evaluate them for any reactions. 


REPAIRS/REPLACEMENTS

   Please check our posted sign at the front counter regarding charges for damages to rooms or pet cots and please warn us if you think your dog

   might have destructive tendencies.  You will be charged for repairs and replacements!


TOUGH DOG SUITES

   We have 3 suites suitable for destructive dogs.  They are tiled, have cinder block walls, iron gates and cannot be damaged or destroyed.  These

   suites are reserved for our most mischievous guests.  Please let us know at time of booking if you think your dog needs a tough dog suite so that 

   we may check availability!


Thank you for helping us maintain a healthy, happy place for our guests!