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Appointments:

Booking, Moving & Cancelling appointments – Customers are not required to pay a deposit to secure their appointment when initially booking. Should you wish to change or cancel an appointment please contact us as early as possible.

• Late Cancellation & No shows – Unless we receive at least 24 hours’ notice to change or cancel an appointment, full payment will be expected in advance to secure any future booking. This payment will be non-refundable.

• Late Arrival – If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, we cannot guarantee your appointment will remain available, and this will count as a late cancellation (see above).

• Medical Conditions – You must inform us of any medical conditions and may be asked for a letter from your vet stating your pet is healthy to be groomed before the groom is carried out.

• Please ensure that your pet has been given the opportunity to be relieved before they enter the Grooming Studio.

• Please do not feed your pet within 30 minutes prior to their appointment.

• Risk – Whilst every care is taken of the pet being groomed, any pet left within The Grooming Studio is left entirely at the owner’s risk.

• Refusal – We have the right to refuse to groom any pet without reason.

• We have the right to refuse any customer without reason.

• We have the right to cancel a groom if it would affect the pet’s welfare to continue or there is a risk of injury to the grooming team.

• We cannot groom any dog that has been micro chipped within the last 24 hours due to risk of infecting the needle wound.

• We cannot be held responsible for any loss of personal items during the appointment.

• Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 – We cannot groom any dog that is, or is crossed with, a Pit Bull Terrier, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Tosa or Fila Brasileiro. We will not groom any dog that must be registered under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, the Dangerous Dogs (Amendment) Act 1997 or any further amendments to this Act.
Matted Dogs.
We will endeavour to groom your pet to your requirements, however if your pet’s coat is excessively matted, the matted coat will be clipped (shaved) out. Depending on the severity of the matted coat, which will be discussed during your pet’s consultation, there may be an additional charge added to the grooming price, with targeted de-matting (such as under the legs and behind the ears) at £5 or general de-matting over the body at £10 for up to a maximum of 15 minutes. After this 15-minute point, we will recommend a clip off for the dog’s welfare therefore it may not be possible to achieve the style you desire. As groomers, our primary concern is to relieve any distress or discomfort your pet may be experiencing as a result of their severely or excessively matted coat. Should your pet come in heavily matted, due to the time it takes, and special care needed to remove this which will be explained by your groomer, you will be required to sign to say you understand, and that this carries a £10 additional charge to the grooming price. You will be made aware of any additional costs during your consultation.

Welfare

 Pets which are pregnant or in season will not be accepted for a groom.

 

• If your pet is found to have a tick, we will charge a fee of £3 to remove in addition to the cost of the groom. However, we advise if your pet has a tick to see your vet, as they are known carriers of disease and may require further treatment.

 

• Any pets that are deemed at the discretion of the grooming team to need immediate veterinary attention will receive this and you agree that you will be liable for any resulting additional costs.

 

• Any dogs that are aggressive towards a member of the grooming team or another pet may need to be muzzled. It is the owner’s responsibility to inform the groomer if they do not wish their pet to be muzzled. Refusal may result in the groom not taking place.

 

• We strongly advise you insure your pet. Whilst we take every reasonable precaution to prevent it, we will not accept any responsibility for any loss, injury, death or illness suffered by your pet whilst in our care, except to the extent that we are unable to limit or extend our liability.

 

• If your pet appears unwell at the time of the appointment, they will not be accepted for grooming due to the risk of cross infection to other pets.

 

• Any complaints with regards to the Grooming Studio must be directed, in first instance, to the Managers in person and/or via phone 01209 697020 or email at groom@lews.dog

• Lowen Kei reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time.

Photos/Marketing

We may take before/after photographs of your pet for training and development purposes and for the purpose of marketing and promotional activities. By signing this form, I understand that Lowen Kei Ltd will have the right to use images of my pet for these purposes. To opt out of photos or marketing please inform your Groomer.

Declaration: As the owner (or with the full authority of the owner) I hereby give permission to Lowen Kei Grooming Studio to proceed with the agreed grooming notes. If any additional grooming is necessary due to unforeseen issues, or the pet in my authority requires any immediate veterinary attention, I hereby authorise Lowen Kei Grooming Studio to proceed as necessary and I (and the owner if I am acting on their behalf) will be liable for any resulting additional costs. I have read and agree to the terms and conditions and understand them in their entirety. They are clearly displayed, and copies are available upon request. I can confirm that I have raised any concerns that I (or the owner) may have for the pet in my authority with Lowen Kei Grooming Studio team.

 

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