We are a full service grooming salon here, and yes we include bathing the cat. ;) 
Here is the break down of our pricing and what types of grooming packages we offer. Our pricing is based on schedule length, as it is simply more work, the more the coat needs to be physically worked with. The easiest way to do this is to base the ''volume'' of work we have to do, is pricing according to schedule of when it was as last done. There are additional fee's for excessively greasy coats that require more shampoo, aggression, and matting/knots or tangles that take us longer. 
"Basic Full Coat Groom Package"
Our Basic "full coat" groom package is intended as a good basic maintenance package. This service is ideal for keeping your cat clean, keeping away the dirty bums, and for preventing mats from forming in the coat. ​We do trim sanitary's if desired but other than that we do not do any trimming of the hair in this package.   Please refer to the chart below for your cat's coat type. 
  • This package includes: 
    • Thorough comb through of the entire coat
    • Bath & Blow dry (towel dry with massage for hairless kitty's)
    • Nail trims 
    • Ears and eyes cleaned

Grooming:

12+ weeks

(mat free)

4 - 6

weeks

8 - 10

weeks

6 - 8

weeks

Hairless

Short Hair

Long Hair

Small cats (under 15lbs) 

$35

$45

$55

$40

$50

$60

$45

$55

$65

$50

$60

$70

Hairless

Short Hair

Large cats (over 15lbs)

Long Hair

$45

$55

$65

$50

$60

$70

$55

$65

$75

$60

$70

$80

"Haircut packages"
We have two types of ''hair cut options''. These are NOT shaving options, and must be performed on mat free coats. These are considered a hair cut, since we are leaving some coat on the body and not shaving it down to the skin. These hair cut trims always have a bath, blow dry, nail trim, ears and eye cleaning included just like a basic package, only now we are trimming length off.  We offer two specific styles here for you to choose from, please read the differences below.
 - - -  "Winters Lion Cut" - - - 
This hair cut is called the ''winters lion cut'' which is all the same line placements of a traditional lion cut (boots, tail, mane are left on the cat)... however the body itself is not shaved short flat to the skin. Instead we leave the body fur in a length that's longer than the ''shaved'' look, but still shorter than the boots, mane, and tail bob. We can offer this in a variety of lengths. The length is selected after discussion with groomer in person. 
 
- - -  "Teddy Bear Trim" - - - 
Another popular trim we offer is called a ''Teddy bear cut" and this is an actual haircut all over the cat. We consider this look to be a very ''blended'' look. This is usually one length all over and has a uniform look all over the cat. There are usually no distinguishable leg, tail, or mane lines (minimally visible depending on some coat types).  The tail is left full in this trim, and the toe tufts on the paws are rounded in and it's a very ''tidy'' look to the paw. 

Small cats (under 15lbs) 

6 - 8

weeks

8 - 10

weeks

4 - 6

weeks

12+ weeks

(mat free)

"Winter's lion cut"

$80

"Teddy bear trim"

$85

$85

$90

$90

$95

$95

$100

Large cats (over 15lbs)

"Winter's lion cut"

$90

"Teddy bear trim"

$95

$95

$100

$100

$105

$105

$110

"Shaving packages"
We have two types of ''hair cut options''. These are NOT shaving options, and must be performed on mat free coats. These are considered a hair cut, since we are leaving some coat on the body and not shaving it down to the skin. These hair cut trims always have a bath, blow dry, nail trim, ears and eye cleaning included just like a basic package, only now we are trimming length off.  We offer two specific styles here for you to choose from, please read the differences below.
- - - Classic Lion cut - - - 
This is a traditional lion cut. Body is shaved short to the skin while the boots, mane and bob on the end of the tail is left longer. Our groomer is a Master groomer and uses a standardized line placement based on the leg anatomy so that the lines are consistent, sharp crispy appearance that's the same every time. The body is shaved short to a smooth finish.  
- - - Bolero Jacket - - - 
This is shaving the rear end of the cat's body (from mid rib's back) and leaving boots on the hind legs and a Bolero style jacket on the front end of the cat. This can be done with a full tail left or a bob on the tail (owners preference). This is ideal for cats who aren't able to aid in cleaning their back end or consistently mat/soil on themselves in this location. The front end of the coat is left in full coat starting about mid ribs forward. 
- - - Dinosaur / Dragon / Mohawk  - - - 
This fun creative style package is designed for having a bit of fun with your cat's fur when a shave is in order, but you still want some spunk to represent your feline. The fur that runs along the spine of the cat's back will be left in a strip for a Mohawk or styled into scales for a unique shave down! 

6 - 8

weeks

8 - 10

weeks

4 - 6

weeks

12+ weeks

(mat free)

"Bolero Jacket"

"Classic lion cut"

"Dinosaur / Dragon / Mohawk"

$75

$85

$90

Small cats (under 15lbs) 

$80

$90

$95

$85

$95

$100

$90

$100

$105

Large cats (over 15lbs)

6 - 8

weeks

8 - 10

weeks

4 - 6

weeks

12+ weeks

(mat free)

"Bolero Jacket"

$85

$90

$95

$100

"Classic lion cut"

"Dinosaur / Dragon / Mohawk"

$105

$110

$100

$105

$105

$110

$110

$115

Miscellanious add on's or stand alone services 

$10

"De-Shed " - This is only available as an add on to a grooming package. We use a variety of combs and brushes, including one with suction...to gently remove all the dead blown fur in the coat that would normally ''shed'' around the house. 

$15

"Day-board " - This is an option for clients who can not pick up their cat immediately post groom. We require the cat to be picked up within 3 hours of your appointment time. If you can not, a day board is available and your cat will be given fresh water and a litter box to use. Evening pick up hours apply (4:30-6pm). This option is not appropriate for first time clients or seniors over 12 without prior visit/approval. Please call our salon and ask to speak with the groomer prior to requesting this option if you are not sure your eligible. 

$20

"Nail Trims" - Nail trimming has a start rate of $20 and if your cat is aggressive and this is the only service we do, there may be additional aggression fee's. We strongly recommend aggressive cats get the basic bath package instead though, as nail trims often go much easier once the cat is wet and yielding to the process (remember, aggressive cats the bath actually ''cools their jets'' temperament wise- so we use this to our advantage with simple things like nail trims. 

$20-30

"Soft Paw application" - Soft paws is a cat safe soft silicon cap that is gently glued over the existing nail. This is done in a way that the cat may continue to retract it's nails with normal use as well as continue to grow. Caps last on average 4-6 weeks, and will either naturally fall off or can be trimmed off on your cat's next appointment. We offer multiple colors that can be mix matched as well as only doing a portion of the claws if desired. * Includes nail trimming 

  • $30 for all 4 paws           

  • $20 for the front 2 paws

  • $15 for the back 2 paws

$0

"Sanitary/Bum trims" - All Sanitary shaves are included in bath packages. This is NOT something we do as a stand alone service. Mainly because we want to actually solve the problems with the coat, not just encourage it to keep happening. A bath often is the solution to this instead of just shaving off the rear end. WE WILL NOT DO THIS SERVICE AS A STAND ALONE. Please don't call to ask that specifically, however if you have questions regarding this we would be happy to explain. Please call our salon and ask to speak with our groomer about this particular subject. 

$30+

"Matting/pelting fee's" - This fee is put in place when matting has clogged the coat and it elongates the groom intensity or time needed to work on the coat. When safely possible we try and comb out mats that are small (nickle size and smaller and low in frequency within the coat). Anything larger we opt for shaving as it is a humane option toward the cat. Our motto is "Humanity before vanity" and we will opt for shaving if it's more humane. Our groomer will make every attempt possible to explain this to you upon check in. But on occasion the degree of matting isn't known until the cat is physically under the blow dryer where we can see clearly down to the skin. These fee's are highly variable and based on the the intensity of removing them, we leave this to our groomer for the final decision. However, our MINIMUM mat fee is $20 for the smallest mats, and increases on upward of $60-70 for complete pelt removals. We DOUBLE our mat fee's on every visit the matting hasn't been resolved and firmly believe in educating our clients as well as working as a team to prevent them from occurring in the future again. 

$30+

"Aggression fee's" - All cat's have an element of catitude. We are not going to put an aggression fee on every cat that hisses. However, if our groomer deems the cat's level of aggression to the point where muzzles are required and/or soft paws are necessary for the groomers safety there will be an added aggression fee to help compensate for the extra time and handling needed. Our fee start's at a base price of $30 and goes up from there, this automatically includes a set of soft paws if the cat is clawed. Most aggression fee's cap out around $60 on average. 

$50+

"Fleas / Mites / Ringworm" - If a cat has any evidence of fleas past or present there is a minimum of $20 cleaning surcharge added to the final bill (flea dirt/residue, flea bite dermatitis). If live, dead, or stunned flea bodies are found on the coat prior to checking in the cat will be refused for service. If they are discovered post check in and services have already started then there is a $50 fee is applied to the final bill, the cat is given a cap-star and flea bath and sent home as quickly as possible. (day board is NOT an option for a cat with a contagion). This is to allow us to break down the entire salon and clean so as to keep any transferring risks as low as possible. If your cat is found to have fleas on more than one occurrence please note that our fee's double with every occurrence. 

Mites- automatic dismissal (body or ear mites) we will send home at whatever stage we are at in the groom. Highly contagious and not something we mess around with. A $50 cleaning fee is applied to the groom (finished or not) and we send home. 

Ringworm- automatic dismissal. If your cat is found with ringworm there is an automatic $100 fee. This is a highly contagious fungus that requires us to do a complete shut down of our facilities in order to contain. It means a very high loss in revenue. We are incredibly strict about this and will stop a groom right in the middle of it and not continue if we find it. This is not something we play around with at all. So please KNOW with confidence if there is any hair loss present on your kitty or scaly sores anywhere on the cats body that have not had a ringworm culture run on it, we will automatically turn away. With the $100 fee paid even without services rendered. We make no apologies about this policy as it's an incredibly high liability for our facility to have ringworm present. Once a cat has been diagnosed with ringworm OR anyone in your family (since this is contagious to humans) we require treatment by a vet and 2 consecutive negative cultures run on the cat. The cultures must be spaced a minimum of 30 days apart. We do not accept woods lamp or ''observation only'' diagnosis from vets. This is something we require in written format. 

We require vaccination records!

Rabies and feline distemper. 

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