Terms and Conditions

Grooming 

 

Your pet is very important to us. FurBaby Pet Care would like to assure you that every effort will be made to make your pet's grooming experience as safe and pleasant as possible. Safety comes first for everyone, people as well as the animals, during the grooming process.  Please read each paragraph before booking with us.

 

  • Payment 

 

Full payment is payable at completion of grooming. Payment options are cash and Efpos only. No bank tranfer or cheques for grooming. Our Rates for grooming depends on size, temperament, condition of coat, and frequency of grooming. Each dog is unique and will be priced accordingly. Also most of our services are based on time. Our current hourly rate is $80 per hour 

 

  • Cancellations


Because we book on an hourly basis and cancellations can leave an empty block in the schedule that could have otherwise been used by another customer, we ask that any salon cancellations are made at least 24 business hours in advance. Cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice will incur a $40 cancellation fee.

 

  • Health or Medical Problems


Occasionally, grooming can expose a hidden medical problem or aggravate a current one. This can occur during or after grooming. All medical expenses for veterinary care will be covered by the pet's owner upon signing this contract/ agreement.

 

  • Accidents


Although accidents are very rare, there is a risk when dealing with animals.  Grooming equipment is sharp, and although 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 an animal is wiggling or moving around.  Your pet’s safety and comfort is our number one priority. In the event an accident does occur, you will be notified of the accident. If FurBaby Pet Care feels it is serious, and the owner is not on-site, FurBaby Pet Care will seek immediate veterinary care for your pet.

 

  • Vaccination


At FurBaby Pet Care, we HIGHLY recommend (but do not require) that your dog be immunized & kept up to date with their C5 vaccine. With the recommendation that all dogs visiting us be vaccinated, if a pet should become infected, all treatment and costs associated shall be the pet owner’s responsibility.  We care about the health of your pet.

 

  • Fleas/Ticks


FurBaby Pet Care strives to be a flea-free salon.  If your pet has any fleas they will be given a flea bath at your expense of $10 - $20 (depending on size of dog). If you do not want them to receive one, you can reschedule your appointment after the problem is taken care of by you. Ticks will be removed free of charge and you will be notified if any are found.

 

  • Dangerous or Aggressive Animals-Refusal of Services


FurBaby Pet Care has the right to refuse any services at any time. In the event that your pet is too stressed or becomes dangerous to groom, FurBaby Pet Care has the right to refuse grooming services, stop grooming services, or cancel grooming services at any time before, during, or after grooming and client will be charged a grooming fee (for what was done up until that point).    

 

  • Use of Muzzles


We do not muzzle unless your pet gives us a reason to. Other methods are used to calm your pet, muzzling is a last resort. Muzzling does not harm your pet and protects both the pet and the groomer. In some cases, muzzling may even calm a stressed animal, allowing the grooming process to continue. If your pet still acts in a way that is dangerous, FurBaby Pet Care has the right to stop grooming services at any time and a service fee will be collected.

 

 

  • Interruptions During Grooming Services


For the safety of the animals being groomed, as well as the professional pet groomer, it is asked that you do not interrupt the groomer during grooming. 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.  After dropping your pet off, please do not stop back in the salon until you have received a confirmation from us that your pet is ready.

 

 

  • Matted Coats


Animals with severely matted coats require extra attention. Mats in an animal’s coat grow tight, and can ultimately damage and tear the animal's skin, which provides a breeding ground for parasite infestations. FurBaby Pet Care 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. Removing a heavily matted coat can cause nicks, cuts or abrasions due to skin growths trapped in the mats. Heavy matting can also trap moisture and urine near the pet's skin allowing mould, fungus or bacteria to grow, producing skin irritations that existed prior to the grooming process. After-effects of mat removal procedures can include itchiness, skin redness, self-inflicted irritations or abrasions and failure of the hair to regrow. In some cases, pets may also exhibit brief behavioural changes. Prevention is the best defence by scheduling regular grooming appointments, every 4-8 weeks. If your pet needs to be shaved to remove matting, by signing below, you acknowledge that you agree to this procedure, and any risk. There will be an additional charge for this process: it is time consuming, and causes extra wear and tear on grooming equipment.

 

  • Satisfaction


Your satisfaction is important to us. If you are unhappy for any reason, and would like something adjusted, We will be happy to make any adjustments at completion of your pets grooming appointment. Once, however, we have left your home any return visits will be treated as a new appointment and client will be charged a grooming fee of some kind.

 

  • Photographs


FurBaby Pet Care may take photos of your pet for client file and for company website and Facebook page. All photos taken are the property of FurBaby Pet Care.

Pet Sitting 

  • All customers receive an invoice upon meet and greet and any further agreed costs incurred will be invoiced at completion of services.

  • 50% of total fee is required for all bookings, payable at meet and greet or within 7 days after meet and greet to secure booking unless a prior arrangement is made.

  • All payments to be paid in full 3 days prior to pet sit date (No exceptions) and can be made by cash, direct deposit or Eftpos only. No cheques please. Payment details on invoice.

  • Keys (if needed) need to be given at time of deposit or at final payment at least 3 days prior. No keys are to be left outside the home for collection for security reasons.

  • No refund issued if you return home early, a credit can be issued but must be used within 6 months.

  • Cancellation Fees – less than 7 days 50% Less than 48 hours 100%. 

  • $20 surcharge for public holidays. $25 for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

  • Please always ensure you adequate amount of supplies are available for your pets prior to going away Eg. Food and litter. A $10 Surcharge will apply on top of cost of supplies if needed to be bought by us.

  • Terms and conditions subject to change.

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Email: Sherie@FurBabyPetCare.com.au                 Tel: 1800 387 222               ABN: 79806647142 

 

 

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