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New Client Grooming Agreement

Current Vaccinations/Veterinarian Information: By signing this contract, owners verify their pets are current on Rabies, Distemper and Parvo-Virus. Bark Avenue Dog shall not be held responsible for any illness or parasite contracted from contact with other dogs.


Aggressive or Dangerous Pets: Owners MUST inform Bark Avenue Dog 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 Avenue Dog  reserves the right to refuse/stop services for such pet(s) at any time before or during the grooming process, and charge an Aggressive Dog Fee in addition to the regular grooming charge.


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 grant Bark Avenue Dog permission to obtain immediate Veterinary treatment for your pet should it be deemed necessary by Bark Avenue Dog. 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.


Mat Removal:  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.. Every effort will be made to insure your pet is groomed as safely as possible, but an excited pet can be dangerous to work on.  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 product to kill the parasites and will be charged for flea shampoo. Please note – Bark Avenue Dog will not use pesticide dips or sprays on your pet. Ticks found will be removed for an additional charge. If ticks are found, we strongly suggest you have your pet tested for Lyme Disease. Please note that parasites are a health hazard to your pet as well as to humans.


Hold Harmless Agreement: By signing this contract your (or your Agent) agree to hold Bark Avenue Dog, 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 Avenue Dog. 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.


Late Pick-Ups: We do not have boarding facilities. If your dog is not picked up within a half hour of your assigned time, a $25 fee will be applied.  If your dog is not picked up by closing for the day, an additional $50.00 kennel charge may also apply.


No-shows & Cancellations: No shows and last minute cancellations are subject to a $20.00 FEE PER PET which will be added to your next ticket. Pre-Payment for same will 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 business, and another client could have taken your appointment if we had known. Note: Clients 15 minutes late risk losing their appointment without notice.

Late/No Show Policies
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