Grooming

Welcome to the Northarlington Animal Clinic’s grooming department! Kimberly Ahlborn and Karen Blakeman have over 35 years of combined grooming experience. To schedule an appointment, please call us at (614) 457-4636. Following are some grooming policies and a price list:

REQUIREMENTS

All pets must be current on their vaccinations. For dogs this includes DA2P, bordatella and rabies. Please note that we do require bordetella every 6 months for dogs. Cats must be current on their PRC and rabbies vaccine If you cannot provide proof of vaccination we will contact your vet for confirmation.

AGGRESSIVE CATS AND DOGS

Aggressive or uncooperative pets may need to be sedated before grooming. We will contact you for consent before administering sedation. Sedation requires a physical exam by the veterinarian; the fee for exam and sedation is $56.00.

We reserve the right to turn away any pet who is too aggressive to groom safely.

PRICING

It is not always possible to give a firm price on grooming services. Although we have listed base prices, if the pet has fleas, is extremely matted or very aggressive, extra charges will be incurred.

A.

Baths – Base prices

(Includes ear cleaning, brush out and toe nail trim; anal glands if requested)
Dogs 1 – 10 pounds …………………………………………………. $26.00
Dogs 11 – 29 pounds …………………………………………………. $31.00
Dogs 30 – 59 pounds …………………………………………………. $36.00
Dogs 60 pounds & over …………………………………………………. $46.00
Cats – short haired …………………………………………………. $31.00
Cats – long haired …………………………………………………. $41.00
Extras:
Flea baths …………………………………………………. $10.50
Flea dips …………………………………………………. $15.00
Medicated shampoo …………………………………………………. $10.50
Exam & sedation …………………………………………………. $56.00

B.

Full grooming – base prices

(Includes bath, comb out & cut, ears cleaned, nail trim)
Miniatures & toys (under 11 pounds) …………………………………………………. $44.00
Dogs 11 – 29 pounds (Bichons, Schnauzers, Cockers) …………………………………………………. $49.00
Dogs 30 – 59 pounds (Shelties, Spaniels, Cockers) …………………………………………………. $54.00
Dogs 60 – 80 pounds (Airedales, Old English Sheepdogs) …………………………………………………. $79.00
Dogs 30 – 59 pounds (heavy coats) …………………………………………………. $59 – $69
Dogs 60 – 80 pounds & over with heavy coats (Chows, Huskies, Samoyeds) …………………………………………………. $79.00
Dogs 80 pounds & over …………………………………………………. $99.00
Shave down …………………………………………………. $59 – $89
Dematting charge
per hour
…………………………………………………. $29.00
Cats – lion cut …………………………………………………. $54.00
Cats – long hair bath & dematting …………………………………………………. $49.00
Extras:
Fancy cuts and hand scissoring …………………………………………………. $24 extra/per hour
Anal glands – external …………………………………………………. No charge
Anal glands – internal …………………………………………………. $10.50

 

DROP OFF AND PICK UP

Pets should be dropped off between 7:30 and 8:30 AM at the front desk of the clinic. The groomer or front desk staff will greet you, check in your pet, verify services to be performed and confirm an approximate pick up time.

You will be called when your pet is ready to go home. Please make sure that the groomer has a number where you can be reached during the day. Pet should be picked up at the front desk of the clinic.

PAYMENT

Payment must be made at the time you pick up your pet. You may pay your bill by cash, check, or credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Care Credit. We cannot accept ITEX or IMS for grooming services. We cannot offer Golden Buckeye discounts on grooming.

FORMS

Before your first grooming appointment, you must complete the new client grooming information form. If you would like to complete this form before you come in for your first appointment, please click here.