D'tails Dog Salon

No fur. No paws. No service.

Q & A

Q: How do you set prices? 

A: While many groomers charge by the breed, I chose to charge by the hour/size as I feel this is the fairest way all around. I will use Yorkshire Terriers (pet quality)for my example. I see many Yorkies of different sizes and coat textures. Some are as small as 3lbs while others have been as much as 20lbs. Some have fine silky hair while others have fluffy soft hair. Some are brushed out routinely and others not touched between groomings. It would not be fair to charge these very different dogs the same amount even if they are all the same breed.

Please see for guesstimates.



Toy-Yorkshire Terrier, Chihuahua, Rat Terrier, Maltese... 

Small-Toy and Miniature Poodle(short trim), many mixes, Pomeranian, Pug,... 

Medium- Miniature Poodle/doodle, Miniature Schnauzer, Cocker Spaniels, Shih Tzu, Bichon, Lhasa Apso, American Eskimo-haircut... 

Large-Most Doodles, Retrievers, Miniature Poodles-hand scissor/European/show styles, Standard Poodle short clippered... 

Giant-Some Doodles/St. Poodles, Wolf Hounds, Borzoi, Mastiff...

Dematting is $85/hr with a 1 our maximum per day/per pet. I will dematt a pet ONCE. This is NOT negotiable. Once is forgiven, twice is not. Your pet will be shaved down if it comes matted again.

Q: I have to work all day but your site says pets must be picked up as soon as finished. Do you have options for me?

A: Yes. We can arrange to have a place for your pet to relax while waiting for your return. This must be reserved prior to your appointment as we can only accommodate one pet at a time. We can also pick up/return your pet from area daycares.

Q: It says you charge $25 on top of the groom for same day appointments. Why?

This only applies if all appointments have been filled for the day. It is best to check the website to see if regular same day appointments are available. Appointments are available up to 1 hour in advance. This rate is much like over-time in a wage based job. I charge this to compensate for the additional time required to groom outside of normal hours.