Grooming Policies

We kindly ask all clients to read and sign the following document prior to their pet's first grooming appointment.
If you have any questions regarding any of our policies, please do not hesitate to contact us.
SPA FOR PETS: GROOMING RELEASE FORM

Your pet is very important to us. Spa for Pets assures you every effort will be made to make your pet's grooming experience as safe and pleasant as possible.

 

Please read the following carefully, and by signing below, you certify that you agree to our policies and also acknowledge that payment is due when grooming services are rendered (including any special handling requirements, de-matting charges, etc., pricing of which is subject to change).

 

Vaccinations: Please bring a copy of your pet’s vaccination records provided by your veterinarian.

Dogs should be current on Rabies, Distemper, Parvovirus and Bordetella (kennel cough). If your pet is unable to receive vaccinations for medical reasons, please discuss this with us. Special circumstances will be taken into consideration.

 

Medical Problems and Senior Pets: Please let us know of any medical problems and/or issues your pet has beforehand. Grooming procedures can sometimes be stressful, especially for a senior pet or a pet with health problems, and can also expose a hidden medical problem or aggravate a current one during or after the groom. In the best interest of your pet this form will give Spa for Pets permission to obtain immediate veterinary treatment for your pet should it be deemed necessary. We will do our utmost to contact you first, then take your pet to your authorized veterinarian or, if the veterinarian is not readily available and/or is deemed too far away, Spa for Pets is authorized to use a veterinarian of its choice. All veterinarian costs and expenses incurred will be the responsibility of the pet's owner.

 

Mat Removal: Pets with matted coats need extra care and attention. Mats in a pet’s coat grow tight, and can ultimately damage and tear the pet's skin, which in turn may cause a variety of skin issues including parasite infestation. De-matting a pet’s coat is a time-consuming process requiring skill and patience, and there is an extra charge ($1 per minute, or $60 per hour) for de-matting.

In the event a pet is too severely matted, the mats may be removed by shaving, but only as a last resort. Removing a heavily matted coat can include the risk of nicks, cuts or abrasions due to warts, moles, or skin folds trapped in the mats. After-effects of mat removal procedures can include clipper irritation, self-inflicted irritation or abrasion and failure of the hair to regrow. In some cases, pets may also exhibit brief behavioral changes. Prevention is the best defense against matting by scheduling regular grooming sessions.

 

Accidents: Although we use extreme caution and care in all situations, grooming equipment is sharp, and pets can wiggle or move at inopportune moments resulting in possible accidents. Your pet’s safety and comfort is our number one priority. In the event an accident does occur, you will be notified as soon as possible. If Spa for Pets feels it is serious, and the owner is not on-site or cannot be contacted immediately, we will attempt to seek medical treatment for your pet at your authorized veterinarian or, if the veterinarian is not readily available and/or is deemed too far away, Spa for Pets is authorized to use a veterinarian of its choice. Reimbursement for such care will be at the sole discretion of Spa for Pets.

  

Photographs: This form authorizes Spa for Pets to take photos of your pet for our files as well as company website and Facebook page. All photos taken are the property of Spa for Pets.

 

I agree to the policies of Spa for Pets as set forth in this form. I also authorize this signed form to be valid approval for future grooming services for my pet, permitting Spa for Pets to accept reservations without additional release forms.

 

Owner’s Name (Print):                                                                                                                                 

 

Owner’s Signature:                                                                                                                                      

                                        

Veterinarian’s Name & Number:                                                                                                                  

 

Pet’s Name:                                                                                                                  Dog/Cat (circle one)