Bark 'n Beauty Pet Salon - Grooming is all about the Style.

Bark ‘n Beauty Pet Salon
Client Grooming Agreement

Current Vaccinations/Veterinarian Information: By signing this contract, owners verify that their pets are current on Rabies, Distemper and Parvo-Virus.  Bordetella vaccines are recommended for owners who have their pets groomed or kenneled.  Proof of vaccination or current titer testing shall be provided to the Bark ‘n Beauty Pet Salon upon request as well as current veterinarian information.  Special circumstances will be taken into consideration.
Aggressive or Dangerous Pets: Owners MUST inform Bark ‘n Beauty Pet Salon if your pet(s) bite(s), has bitten, or is aggressive to people, other pets or specific grooming procedures.  Muzzles may be used if necessary.  Muzzling will not harm your pet and protects both the pet and the groomer. Bark ‘n Beauty Pet Salon reserves the right to refuse/stop services for such pet(s) at any time before or during the grooming process and may charge an aggressive dog fee in addition to the regular grooming charge.
Health or Medical Problems and Senior Pets: Grooming procedures can sometimes be stressful, especially for a senior pet or pet with health problems and can expose hidden medical problems or aggravate a current one during or after the groom.  Because senior pets and pets with health problems have a greater chance of injury, these pets will be groomed for cleanliness and comfort, in styles that will not add to their stress.  In the best interest of your pet this contract/agreement will give Bark ‘n Beauty Pet Salon permission to obtain immediate veterinary treatment for your pet should it be deemed necessary by Bark ‘n Beauty Pet Salon.  We will do our best to contact your first, and then take your pet to your authorized veterinarian or to the nearest veterinarian that is available.  It is agreed that all expenses for veterinary care will be covered by the pet’s owner upon signing this contract/agreement.
Mat Removal:  Pets with matted coats need extra attention and time during their grooming session.  Mats left in a pet’s coat only grow tighter and can strangle the pet’s skin or eventually tear it open.  Bark ‘n Beauty Pet Salon does not wish to cause serious or undue stress to your pet and will not continually de-mat your pet for you.  Mats can be very difficult to remove and may require the pet to be shaved.  When necessary, removing a heavily matted coat includes risks of nicks, cuts or abrasions due to warts, moles or skin folds trapped in the mats.  Heavy matting can also trap moisture and urine near the pet’s skin allowing mold, fungus or bacteria to grow, causing skin irritations that existed prior to the grooming process.  Torn skin form mats can also harbor maggots.  After effects of mat removal procedures can include itchiness, skin redness, self-inflicted irritations or abrasions and failure of the hair to re-grow.  Shaved pets are also prone to sunburn and should have either sunscreen applied daily or should be kept out of the sun until the hair grows sufficiently to protect the skin.  In some cases pets may also exhibits brief behavioral changes.  Prevention is the best defense against matting by scheduling regular grooming appointments.  There is an extra charge for dematting.
Accidents: There is always the possibility an accident could occur.  Grooming equipment is sharp, even though we use extreme caution and care in all situations, possible problems could occur including cuts, nicks, scratches, quicking of nails, etc.  In most cases this can happened when a pet is wiggling or moving around.  If you arrive to pick up your pet and it is still being groomed, please DO NOT talk to him or allow him to see you.  Please step outside for a few moments until the groom is completed.  Every effort will be made to insure your pet is groomed as safely as possible, but an excited pet can be dangerous to continue to work on.  If you insist on talking to your pet or the groomer, we reserve the right to end the grooming session, even if the groom is not completed and the full grooming price will be charged.
Parasites: If you suspect your pet has fleas or ticks, prompt and thorough action on YOUR part is needed.  Flea infestations can lead to tapeworm and other health problems.  If fleas or ticks are found during the grooming process your pet will be treated with a natural pesticide shampoo.  Bark ‘n Beauty Pet Salon does not offer dips or pesticide sprays.  If your pet is badly infested, we will not groom your pet until you have taken it to the veterinarian for treatment.  Ticks will be removed for an additional charge.  If ticks are found, we strongly suggest that you have your pet tested for Lyme disease.  Please note that parasites are a health hazard for both you and your pet.
Hold Harmless Agreement: By signing this contract your (or your Agent) agree to hold Bark ‘n Beauty Pet Salon it’s owners, operators, employees, officers and directors harmless from any damage, loss or claim arising from any condition of the undersigned pet, either known or unknown to Bark ‘n Beauty Pet Salon.  It is also further understood and agreed the terms of the agreement can change at any time, without notice, and will overwrite any and all prior signed contracts or releases.  It is further understood this clause applies to any and all pets groomed.
Late Pick-Ups: We do not have boarding facilities.  If your dog is not picked up by the closing for the day, an additional $50 kennel charge may also apply.
No Shows and Cancellations: No shows and last minute cancellations are subject to a $20 fee per pet which will be added to your next ticket.  Pre-payment for same may be required before another appointment is booked.  We understand there may be emergency situations and will work with you, but not on a continued basis.  Please be respectful of our time as we are a by-appointment basis and another client could have taken your appointment if we had known.  Clients 15 minutes late risk losing their appointment without notice. 

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