2024 Grooming Price Increase
Our salon offers a luxury service which necessitates a higher cost for grooms. As you know, we offer your pet a private appointment where s/he is groomed start to finish in a low-stress environment using gentle techniques. This greatly limits the amount of grooms we can do per day, but the pets love it and so do we! We use premium spa products to maximize the results of the groom; our tools and equipment are high quality to help achieve better and efficient grooms and they are maintained regularly. We belong to several grooming associations and attend educational seminars throughout the year which allows us to keep up to date on new products and techniques, safety issues, etc. Nicoll is an AKC certified groomer and has a certification for Pet First Aid / CPR. She and her husband are the only ones working with your pet so we can build a trustful relationship with them (and you)! We hope you find value in our services and us!
With that reminder, our last major price increase was in 2021. Since then, inflation has risen 13.5% and our expenses have risen greatly (many products doubling in cost!). While we have postponed increases twice, we can no longer afford to do so and our increase will be effective January 1, 2024. We do not have any control over most expenses except payroll, which we are foregoing raises. This increase is strictly to pay the overhead.
Our pricing is based at an hourly rate using four tiers. Each tier after the base tier is an additional $5.00 per hour. Our lowest tier is increasing $10.00 per hour. As such, grooms could increase from $10 up to $25 per groom. Trust us in that we wish we didn’t have to increase at all, but we love what we do and want to be here for years to come.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support of our small, local and family owned and operated business! We truly appreciate you!
2023 Business Changes
Grandma is retiring (mostly) and will be helping me on Saturdays only as
it is our busiest retail day. As such, we will no longer be making reminder
phone calls. Please be sure to record your appointment where you put
all of your other important appointments so you don’t forget us.
Retail will be downsized and the hours will change.
will be keeping Abady and other food lines that clients are currently
buying along with spa products, CBD and an assortment of treats
and toys (your favorites!). All remaining retail (collars, supplements, cat toys) will go on sale. So please check out our clearance section. Those gondolas will be for sale as well. Don't worry - we still have plenty of products to choose from!
Downsizing the retail will allow room for expanding grooming in the future.
store will only be open if we’re grooming. As hours can change weekly,
I will be updating the phone message, website, Facebook and Google each
weekend. For clients that come from afar, please know you can reach
out to me if my hours do not coincide with the time you need. I’m more
than happy to meet any time. The store’s Facebook page is the easiest
way to reach me (if the store is closed), but I do have my cell phone number on the
store hours notice on the front door if you need it.
years, and as much as I fought it, I can’t compete with online retailers
and as such, I can no longer work 50-60 hours per week. I need to give
back to my family time I have lost. But I still want to make myself
available to all of those that have and continue to support us. It
truly means the world to us! Thank you!
2022 PRICE INCREASE
UPDATE: The October price increase is being postponed until January, 2024.
did our best to absorb the ever increasing costs we've been hit with
this year, but unfortunately we cannot continue do so any longer if we
want to stay in business. Therefore, we will be increasing our grooming
prices effective October 1, 2022. Thank you for your understanding. Our
salon necessitates a higher cost for grooms as For K-9s & Felines, LLC
offers your pet a private appointment where s/he is groomed start to finish in
a low-stress environment using gentle techniques. We use premium spa products
to maximize the results of the groom; our tools and equipment are high quality
to help achieve better and efficient grooms and they are maintained regularly. We
belong to several national and international grooming associations and attend
educational seminars throughout the year which allows us to keep up to date on
new products and techniques, safety issues, etc. Nicoll is an AKC certified
groomer and has a certification for Pet First Aid / CPR.
Due to COVID, we are offering nail trims during nail clinics only. Please click here for more information.[Nail Clinic].
CAT EXCLUSIVE SPAW DAYS!
While appointments for cats can
be flexible throughout the week, we have designated select days to be
CAT ONLY spa days. The following
dates are designated for cat spaw days (please note they are all
Wednesdays): Unfortunately, we have not scheduled any cat
exclusive spaw days this year. Once we get back to normal, we hope to
continue this in the future.
These days are in high demand, so book early!
APPGA Board of Directors Election
February 5, 2018, I was elected as an Officer of a newly formed
national grooming association, the American Professional Pet Groomers
Association. This organization will be announced at Intergroom in
April, 2018. We are very excited about this new organization as it will
be have a large legislative component. I am humbled to be with some big
names in the grooming industry! Our Board of Directors consist of:
President - Susan Sholar of the AKC (NY); Vice President - Joey Villani,
of Nash Grooming Academy (NJ) and some of you may know him as a Judge
in Groomer Has It; Secretary - me!; and Treasurer - Dara Forleo, owner
of Dara's Paw Spaw and The Whole Pet Grooming Academy, a NH accredited
grooming school. Other Board of Directors include Mario DiFante, world
renowned show judge of (RI) ; Jacki Panzik, owner of Riverside Grooming
(CA) and Connie Celenza of Connie's Pet Styles (AZ). We are very
excited about this organization!
On August 2, 2021, I resigned
from the Board due to other time consuming commitments. It was a great
honor to be a part of a new national association!
NEPGP Board of Directors Election
On October 15, 2017 I was honored to be elected to the Board of Directors of
the New England Pet Grooming Professionals (NEPGP) association! I am
passionate about the grooming industry and the education of groomers,
so I am humbled of this honor and excited to be a integral part of this
October 2019, I decided not to
re-run as I unfortunately could not commit any more time due to other
projects. I enjoyed my time serving on the Board for two years and look
forward to continuing my membership and enjoying their educational
Effective July 1, 2016, we have become For K-9s & Felines, LLC.