Every dog that comes into Pekoe’s Pet Parlour is important to me, and my number one priority is their comfort and safety. Every precaution will be taken to provide a safe and positive grooming experience for both your dog and myself. Thank you for your understanding!
Grooming can expose hidden medical conditions or can aggravate existing ones during or after the appointment, especially in senior dogs. Pekoe's Pet Parlour will contact you and/or seek veterinary care should it be deemed necessary. This will be at the cost of the owner.
Heavy matting of coats can be incredibly uncomfortable and/or painful for your dog. As the de-matting process can be timely, stressful, and cause your dog discomfort, dogs that are heavily matted will be shaved down, rather than brushed out. My number one priority is comfort and safety, not vanity. As the matted coat often hugs the skin closely, small nicks, cuts, and/or clipper irritation may occur during the shaving process. Matting can also trap in moisture and hide external parasites which can cause infections, redness, and itchiness. Once the matts have been shaved down, these red, itchy areas can be exposed causing noticeable irritation for your dog. To prevent the matting of coats, providing regular brushing at home and booking professional appointments every 4-6 weeks is recommended.
Although every precaution is taken during the grooming process, sharp instruments are used and accidents can happen, especially on excitable or wiggly dogs. Nicks, cuts, and abrasions can occur. Pekoe's Pet Parlour will inform you of any accident that occurs during the groom. In the event medical attention is deemed necessary and the client is unable to be reached, I will seek immediate veterinary assistance.
To ensure the safety of your dog, updated vaccinations are highly recommended. Puppies must have their third set of vaccinations before they are able to have an appointment booked. Proper disinfecting and cleaning of the grooming room and equipment is done between each dog. Pekoe’s Pet Parlour is not liable if your dog contracts any dog-to-dog contact occurrences. Any known dog with contagious illnesses, such as kennel cough, are not accepted until recovered and no longer contagious.
External and Internal Parasites
If you are aware of any internal or external parasites on your dog(s), such as fleas, lice, mites, worms, etc., please refrain from booking an appointment until two weeks after their final treatment to ensure these parasites are not passed on to other dogs within Pekoe’s Pet Parlour. If any external parasites are found during the grooming appointment, Pekoe's Pet Parlour has the right to stop the groom and you will be asked to pick up your dog as soon as possible. You may still be charged for the appointment and an additional sanitization fee will be applied to ensure there is no spread to other dogs.
For the safety of both your dog and myself, muzzles are sometimes needed to complete the grooming appointment. Muzzles are only used if other efforts of calming your dog are unsuccessful. Pekoe’s Pet Parlour has the right to stop grooming services at any time if it is deemed too dangerous for the dog or the groomer. Some dogs may require seeing a veterinarian to be groomed safely.
Refusal of Service
If at any point your dog(s) becomes too stressed or dangerous to groom, Pekoe’s Pet Parlour has the right to stop grooming services and/or refuse future grooming services for the safety of the dog and the groomer. The grooming fee may still be charged.
Please give at least 24 hours notice if you are unable to make your appointment so the time slot can be filled. Last minute cancellations may be charged half the price of the groom.
As this is my livelihood, I rely on people showing up to their appointment on time. No-shows may be charged half the cost of the groom. If you are more than 15 minutes late to your appointment, we may need to reschedule so I am not falling behind on the rest of my appointments for the day. This will be counted as a no-show, and you may be charged half the cost of the groom.