Please read carefully the "Grooming Contract" before booking any of our services.
By having your dog groomed with us, you are accepting our terms & conditions in this contract.
You agree, your dog is fit and healthy. Grooming of sick and elderly dogs is entirely at the owners’ risk. Grooming may expose underlying skin and health problems that we cannot be held liable for.
You agree, your dog is vaccinated and up to date. An unvaccinated dog puts itself and others at risk.
It must be clearly understood and agreed that whilst every care and attention is given to your dog(s) they are accepted at the owners’ risk entirely.
Pooch Wellness is not liable in connection with any injury or health conditions whilst on the premises.
Pooch Wellness is not liable for any future injuries or health conditions whilst off the premises.
Our first concern is the welfare of your dog. In the event of injury or illness, a Vet may be called. Unless it can be clearly shown that Pooch Wellness Ltd and its staff are liable, all costs in connection with and the carrying out of this instruction shall be at the owner’s expense. We strongly recommend Dog insurance.
The payment will be made by cash or card on collection of the dog.
Prices quoted are only estimates based on an average Dog of the breed or type, but owners must remember that some dogs will require extra work, and this will be charged on a half-hourly basis of a minimum of £20 per half hour.
The groomer on initial consultation cannot always predict this extra work.
If you are unable to attend your appointment, please inform us AT LEAST 48 HOURS before your appointment time, so we have the chance to offer the time to someone else.
Time is reserved to groom your dog (s), and if you fail to tell us you are no longer able to make your appointment, then you may incur a cancellation fee payable before further appointments can be booked.
If you cancel or wish to move your appointment, this can be done at no extra charge if we are informed with at least 48 hours’ notice.
Complete shaving of dogs will only be carried out if the dog is extensively matted. Shaving will dramatically change their appearance, and the hair will be very short and close to the skin and may expose pre-existing skin complaints.
Our standard grooming charge does not include De-Matting. There will be an additional charge per half-hour extra grooming time required to de-matt your dog (s).
Please note we groom humanely, and if we feel your dog (s) are in pain, they will be shaved off.
By agreeing to this contract, you permit us to shave off a matted coat.
Please be honest and DO NOT bring your dog (s) in if you know they have fleas. Please treat your dog with a product like Frontline 48 hours before your appointment, allowing it time to absorb into the skin before bathing.
If your dog is found to have fleas, then a charge of £30 will be applied on top of the grooming price as we will need to clean thoroughly, and flea bomb the grooming room to avoid cross-contamination.
We operate an honesty policy. Which means we ask you to be honest with us about your dog (s) behaviour at previous grooming establishments (for new clients).
By telling us, we are better prepared in dealing with your dog. In return, we will always be honest about your Dog behaviour whilst in our care.
Late Arrivals & Pick-Ups
We run a precise grooming schedule, so please inform us if you are running late as this might affect other client’s appointment times.
Your appointment time is for you and your dog, and if you arrive too late, then your appointment may have to be re-booked, and you will incur a cancellation fee.
The fee will be half the grooming price, so please be on time.
Dogs know when their groom is complete, and they are eager to get home.
We may charge a holding fee for late pick-ups as we need the space for other appointments – unless the studio has been notified that the owner will be late.
Conditions under which dogs are accepted for grooming
A Groomer’s hands are their livelihood which means aggressive dogs may be charged extra. If your dog is too aggressive and presents a risk of injury to itself or staff, then we reserve the right to refuse to groom them.
Your dog may be photographed before, during and after its groom. Photographs may be used on our website, social media or other printed materials.
To demonstrate good practise and as members of the Pet Industry Federation and British Dog Grooming Association, we abide by sector-specific charters, including the Animal Welfare Act 2006 (updated 2010), section 5:
“All animals are to be protected from pain, injury, suffering and disease.