FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Below are the most commonly asked questions we get. If you don’t see what’s on your mind or need a little more information, contact us by phone or email and we would be glad to assist with any additional questions you may have.
Do you require vaccinations?
Yes, we do require all grooming clients have up-to-date vaccinations on Rabies as required by the state of Tennessee. Exception only valid when released by a licensed veterinarian due to age or health concerns. All other required vaccinations are listed below:
Dogs – DHPP & Bordetella(within last 6 months) *Recommended for Grooming – but Required for Boarding*
Cats – FVRCP *Required for Grooming & Boarding*
Can I watch as my pet is being groomed?
No, pet parents are not allowed into the grooming area due to insurance restriction. For the safety of you and your pet we restrict parents from watching due to possible tripping hazards and potentially aggressive animals. Although, despite what most pet parent’s believe their pet will be much worse for grooming if they are present in the room. As most pets do whatever possible to try to get to their owners if they are visible, as they believe they are there to take them home. Situations such as this can result in injury to the pet, that the parents nor Pawsitively Purrfect wants to see happen.
How long will my pets grooming/bathing take?
Our average turn around will depend on multiple factors. Although the averages below are accurate most of the time, they are not a guarantee, as unpredictable situations can arise from your pets behavior to everyday problems that can put us behind. You can always call throughout the process to check on the status and estimated completion time. Our average turn arounds are listed below:
Dogs – Approximately 3 to 4 hours (5 to 6 hours for first haircuts), depending on coat condition, temperament, and size.
Cats – Approximately 2 to 6 hours (2 to 3 hours if just shaving), depending on coat condition and whether we are bathing or not
Why did my pet take longer than expected?
The most common factor that 8 out of 10 times affects pets completion times is the drying process, since we use a high velocity drier that is loud and scary to some pets. We do hand dry each pet every time straight through but if they don’t like the drier we will give multiple breaks to ensure we don’t lose their trust. These breaks always lead to a longer turn around time. Some of the others factors to be considered are aggressive behavior, defensiveness, extreme cases of matting, lack of cooperation, or just a day of delays and pet behavioral issues.
Do you have breed restrictions on your Grooming & Spa Services?
No, we do not label a breed as aggressive or restrict them from any Grooming or Spa Services. Our grooming team is experienced with all breeds and styles, as well as trained to work with the more difficult pets. As we only reserve the right to refuse service to an aggressive or unpredictable pet, that we have given multiple attempts with no good forward progress. But we will never lable a breed as aggressive or unpredictable.
Do you accept walk-in appointments for Grooms & Spa Baths?
No, we do not offer walk-in appointments as we generally book up to a week in advance for Grooming & Spa Services, so those services are by appointment only. But we do offer limited services that are walk-in friendly such as Nail Trims, Nail Files, Ear Cleaning, or Gland Expressions. For a full list of what services we offer as Walk-Ins, please Click Here.
**Please note all walk-in services may be asked to wait or come back before the services can be performed, depending on current workload and table space availability**
Am I able to drop off my pet early for their appointment?
Yes, we allow early drop off up to 1 hour prior to their appointment time, anything early must be pre-approved before arrival. If your pet is dropped off earlier than 1 hour prior to appointment, you may be subject to an additional charge of $20 applied for an extended stay.
**Please note that dropping off earlier does not mean your pet will be finished earlier, we do not guarantee getting to your pet no matter drop off time until their actual schedule appointment time**
How long can I leave my pets there after completion?
Upon completion of your pets service one of our Team Members will contact you via the contact number given at check in, at which point the you will have 2 hours to pick up before you are subject to an extended stay fee of $20. This fee is only applied once per pet. We will leave a message if no one answers but are not responsible if your voicemail is full and we are unable to leave a message. We will attempt to contact you again before the 2 hour mark if no contact was made previously. But all dogs must be picked up no longer than 6pm at closing, if your pet is left after hours they will be given water, walked, and boarded for the night at the rate of $35/pet.
DOG ONLY - Does my dog go in a kennel or free-roam?
We kennel all grooming and spa pets, while keeping families together if preferred. IF you prefer your pet not be placed in a kennel, we do offer an express service that will expedite the process for you for a fee of $25 per pet. Express services can only be done at the 9:00am grooming slots.
**Please note there are some dogs you will see free roaming, all of those are trusted employee and family pets. Most are here everyday.**
CAT ONLY - What is a lion cut and why can't my cat be styled differently?
A lion cut is a groom style for cats that doesn’t necessarily look like a lion, but refers to the cat be shaved close to the skin on the body and halfway down the legs. Typically there is a mane left, size is adjustable, and a full or plum tail. This cut is the safest and most effective style for any cat to get. As cat’s skin is like paper and rips incredibly easy and their fur does not “fluff” like a dog, which leaves it extremely difficult to get cut smoothly at longer lengths. Also cats must be shaved with customer blades designed specifically for their hair and skin, normal dog grooming blades can grab and cut the skin. So, for the safety of your precious feline friend we also recommend a lion cut if you wish to get any type of haircut.
Do you offer multi-pet discounts or any discount programs?
No, we currently do not offer any multi-pet discounts for Grooming or Spa Services, only for Boarding. We do however offer a wide variety of discounts for Grooming & Spa Services only:
Get 10% OFF your pets first Grooming or Spa Service
Get 10% OFF your pets Grooming or Spa Service if returning within 4 weeks of last service
Get 20% OFF your pets Grooming or Spa Service if returning within 2 weeks of last service
Get 30% OFF your pets Grooming or Spa Service if returning within 1 week of last service
Get 10% OFF your pets Grooming or Spa Service if your active or retired military