Grooming Policies

Furry Beginnings Grooming Policies

Current Vaccinations/Veterinarian Information:  owners must verify their pets are current on Canine Rabies, Distemper and Parvo-Virus, and Feline FVRCP,  Proof of Rabies Vaccination shall be provided to Furry Beginnings upon request as well as current Veterinarian information. Special circumstances will be taken into consideration.

Health or Medical Problems & 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. In the best interest of your pet this contract/agreement will give Furry Beginnings permission to obtain immediate Veterinary treatment for your pet should it be deemed necessary by Furry Beginnings. We will do our best to contact you first, 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.

Fleas/Ticks: Furry Beginnings strives to be a flea/tick-free salon. We do not offer chemical flea or tick dips or sprays. If your pet has a heavy flea or tick infestation we will ask that you reschedule your grooming appointment once the flea or tick problem is under control.

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 happen when a pet is wiggling or moving around. If you arrive to pick up your pet and he/she is still being groomed, please do NOT talk to your pet. Once they see you, he/she will be anxious to go home for your convenience we have a monitor where you can see your pet thru our webcam.

Matted Coats: Pets with severely matted coats need extra attention. Mats in a pet’s coat grow tight, and can strangle the pet’ s skin, or eventually tear it open. Furry Beginnings will not cause serious or undue stress to your pet by dematting. 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 from mats can even harbor maggots. After effects of mat removal procedures can include itchiness, skin redness, self-inflicted irritations or abrasions and failure of the hair to regrow. Shaved pets are also prone to sunburn and should either have 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 exhibit brief behavioral changes. Prevention is the best defense against matting by scheduling regular grooming appointments. If your pet needs to be shaved to remove matting.

Late, Short Notice Cancellations and No Show Policy:  If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, we may require you to reschedule your appointment and you will considered as a no show.  Canceling in less than 24 hours or not showing up for your appointment will result in a required 50% non-refundable deposit of your grooming package to secure your next appointment.

Customers that repeatedly miss appointments, arrive late or have no shows will be removed from our client list and refused service.

Products: Furry Beginnings uses high quality Natural Products and although a pet may experience an allergic reaction to grooming products Furry Beginnings is not responsible for allergic reactions resulting from the manufacturer-recommended usage of any products. (Do not use topical flea and tick treatments (ie: Frontline) 48 hours before or after a bath. Flea and tick products are associated with a higher incidence of reactions).

Hold Harmless Agreement:  your (or your Agent) agree to hold FB Ventures, Co DBA Furry Beginnings it’ s owners, employees, officers and directors harmless from any damage, loss, or claim arising from any condition of the undersigned pet, either known or unknown to Furry Beginnings. It is also further understood and agreed the terms of this 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.