Price Increase as of 2022
This has been a difficult decision but with the rising costs of supplies, utilities, & cost of running a business we’ve had to adjust our pricing for our grooming services & rectify some pricing that we believe we’ve been undercharging since opening in 2017 (this is the first time we’ve ever had a price increase).
We’ve tried to make it fair for all, although some of you may still be unhappy with the changes. We want to always provide you and your pets the best service and care possible at an appointment pace that is not stressful for your pets.
Please see our pricing table below:
Please note the above table is only a guide. Please visit our store with your dog and we’ll aim to give you an approximate quote after assessing your dog’s size & coat condition. We will inform you if there will be any additional charges on top of the quoted grooming price.
Other Fees & Policies:
No Show Fee: If you fail to show up to your appointment and do not notify us at least 12-24hrs in advance there will be a $30 no show fee which will be added to your bill at your next appointment. We work very hard to stay on time so we urge all clients to drop their pups off at least 10-15 mins ahead of time. As being 15-30 mins late pushes us back and stresses us & the other pups out who come on time.
Late pick up: No additional fees for late pick up but we’d like to remind our customers to be respectful of our time as we’d also like to go home to our families after a long day of grooming. Just let us know on the day if you know you’ll be running late, we just prefer a heads up!
Text Reminders: We send out appointment reminders one day before at 9am. It is your responsibility to check which number the reminder was sent to and your family member’s responsibility to communicate to you if they’ve received the reminder. Our system can only send appointment reminders to one number. It would be beneficial to have your next appointment written down or stored in your calendar so that you don’t rely solely on our text reminders for your upcoming appointment.
Future Appointments: We always urge customers to rebook appointments on the day. We sometimes even pre-book a few in advance for you, but ultimately it is your responsibility to keep track of when you’re next appointment is. Please don’t give our staff a hard time regarding next available appointments. We groom around 20 dogs a day, that’s over 100 dogs a week. For each day you forget to rebook that’s 20 appointments made ahead of time. We can only do so much in a day before we burn out or worse injure ourselves or your pup.
Card Payment Surcharge: We will no longer charge an extra surcharge fee for card payments as we’ve now included this into our new pricing structure.
As we’ve never actually seen your proposed dog, we need to make some presumptions about pricing. They are:
- that the coat is in a reasonable condition
- if necessary, any heavy de-matting or knot removal required will incur extra charges
- your dog has a nice temperament and overall is fine being touched and handled
- Mixed breed dog pricing will be based on the most dominant breed and/or coat that presents
You are welcome to pop-in for a more accurate quote as we can then see what exactly you would like done, and to assess your dog’s coat condition etc.
Double Coated Clip Offs:
Although, we don’t recommend clipping off double coated dogs, we do see it as a necessity for some senior dogs where their coat can no longer be maintained properly (especially during summer)
For most dogs, grooming every 4-6 weeks is imperative to avoid painful matting, spot checks for fleas, prevention of ear infections, and identification of any abnormal growths. At Bark & Co. we provide a range of services from a simple Wash and Blow Dry to a Full Body Stylised Groom.
Wash & Dry
Thorough wash with gentle massage of your pet’s whole body using our professional care shampoo, followed by a blow dry and brush out of any knots. Also included is a nail trim and sanitary clean of the bottom if we feel necessary.
Wash & Tidy
Same as the Wash & Dry service but with the added service of a tidy around the face focusing on scissoring away unnecessary hairs around the eyes, mouth, ears, a sanitary clean of the bottom and groin area, paw pad trim, nail trim, and a tidy of the feet.
Full Body Groom
A tailor made groom for you and your pet. Upon arrival we will assess your pet’s coat and condition and discuss what you would like to achieve and what is possible. Not sure what you want? You can always bring in a picture and we can work from there. What’s included in this package is the full wash and blow dry, brush out, full body clip to a length that is achievable, sanitary clean, paw pad trim, and a nail trim
Teeth Clean $10
We thoroughly examine your dog’s teeth and brush away any fresh build up, followed by a minty breath refresher.
Nail File $10
For dogs that suffer from dermatitis our Malaseb Medicated shampoo may help.
Oatmeal Shampoo $10
For dogs that have extra sensitive skin, oatmeal shampoo may help ease dry and itchy skin.
Flea Wash $10
An additional flea wash to rid your dog of any fleas. We also recommend using monthly flea treatments to prevent reoccurring flea infestations. Please note if we find fleas on your dog during their time here a flea wash will be charged and you will be notified straight away.
Nail Trim $15
No appointment necessary if your furry friend just requires a nail trim, pop in anytime during business hours and it’ll get done on the spot. It only takes a few minutes!
Nail File $10
Just like human nails, a dog’s nail can still be very sharp right after cutting, so a quick buff of the nails will smooth it our just right.
Matting/De-Matting Fee from $10
When your dog’s hair is very matted a matting fee will be charged for the extra time and care taken to remove the matting. If we believe the hair can be salvageable a de-matting fee may be charged for the extra time needed to brush and comb it out
De-Shedding Fee from $10
For the dogs that have a heavy shedding coat or are just transitioning between seasons. Extra de-shedding may to charged to brush out all that extra hair and minimize the shedding at home.