Just a Few FAQ's:

 As a low-volume salon working exclusively with one dog at a time from start to finish. I do my very best to schedule plenty of time with each pet -plus enough extra time between appointments to prevent a new dog arriving before the previous dog has gone home. I know you will enjoy this same special service for your own pet, so please arrive for your scheduled appointment on time -- and plan to pick up your dog within 30 minutes after completion, unless previous arrangements have been made.  

 Please leash (or carry) your dog upon arriving at the salon, and before leaving the salon. There is a 'potty patch' in the front where your pet is welcome to potty before coming in the salon (there are clean-up bags there, as well as a garbage can) but please respect our neighbors, and do walk your dog on their properties.

 Fleas - Bubbles N’ Bows strives to be a flea-free salon. We do not offer chemical flea dips or sprays. If your pet has a heavy flea infestation we will ask that you reschedule your grooming appointment once the flea problem is under control. Pets with a flea infestation carry a risk of anemia, infections, tapeworms and other health problems. We recommend that you contact your Veterinarian for advice on the best treatment for your situation. A topical monthly flea preventative, such as Frontline, Advantage etc. may be the most effective choice. Over the counter flea treatments sold in pet stores are usually not effective, and some can even be dangerous to your pet. Treating all pets in the family, as well as treating your home and yard will help in keeping fleas under control for the long term, and pets and family comfortable & healthy.  

 Aggressive Dogs - I do not groom dogs that are known to be aggressive/biters. If your dog has previously bitten a groomer (or other human) please be honest about it. Since I work alone I only have two hands, and some dogs (even just fearful, and not aggressive) simply require more than one person to work with them to keep both the pet, and the groomer safe. If a dog is extremely aggressive he/she may even need to be groomed in a Veterinary clinic setting (that provides grooming) where they can sedate (if necessary) and have staff that is readily available to monitor any medical/safety complications that may arise.

 Forms:

New clients are asked to complete several forms about their dog(s) when arriving for a first appointment. These forms are available in .PDF format here to download & print, so those that would prefer, can complete the forms ahead of time and bring to your first appointment.

Client Information Form

Client Release Form

Client Health Alert Form (Only needed if there are special medical concerns I should know about.)