Q & A
Q: What do you mean by current client and why are you no longer accepting new clients? I see appointments available within 2-3 weeks.
A: Current clients are those who have been groomed by me in the last 3 months. 4 under special circumstances. When my current and long time clients were having to wait 6-8 weeks to book their next visit, I decided to close my books to new clients and clients who are infrequent grooms.
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 most fair way to accurately price my grooming. 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. Some are well behaved and some, not so much. It would not be fair to charge the owners of these very different dogs the same amount even if they are all the same breed.
EXAMPLES ARE PETS IN GOOD CONDITION, WITHIN BREED STANDARD SIZE/WEIGHT
Well behaved and well maintained pets under 15lbs are generally $55-60.
Well behaved and well maintained pets 16-25lbs are generally $60-75.
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: Unfortunately we do not offer a sitting or kennel service. We can, with advance notice, schedule outside normal hours.
Q: It says you charge $25 on top of the groom for same day/after hours appointments. Why?
A: This only applies if all appointments have been filled for the day and we agree to stay late or come in early. This rate is much like over-time in a wage based job. We charge this to compensate for the additional time required to groom outside of normal hours.