ShamPooch Dog Grooming

COVID - 19 Policies and Procedures

We are so pleased that we get to see you and your pooch!

Even though we have been given the green light to re-open, we are not back to business as normal. We ask that you please take the time to read this entire document so we can have the most efficient and safest appointment possible.


1. Clients will be receiving curb side service for all appointments. Upon your arrival, please do not knock on the door! If you have not yet been noticed, please call or text our phone to let me know you have arrived. 

2. We will be sanitizing our debit/ credit machine between each transaction.

3. Appointment times are absolutely critical. Your dogs must be dropped off and picked up promptly. Please arrive no more than 5 minutes early for your appointment. When your dogs groom is almost completed we will call you with a pick up time. Please do not arrive before you are called. We must allow for the time between dogs to be used to clean and sanitize. Dogs that are left 15 minutes or more past their pick time will be charged a sitting fee ($10 for every 15 minutes past pick up time). If you have arrived late for drop off, we may refuse your appointment and/or charge a late fee.

4. We know that our clients want their dogs groomed as quick as possible, and that they may have called around to other groomers to see if they can get in sooner. If a client has made an appointment with ShamPooch and no shows, that client will not be allowed to return until the “No Show Fee” has been paid in full. We have a very long list of clients waiting to get in. Please give us the courtesy of calling and cancelling your appointment so we can book in someone else and not loose money from our paycheque.

5. Some of our furry friends have gone an exceptionally long time between grooms. This may mean that their coat has more matting than normal. ShamPooches policy has always been “Humanity Before Vanity”. We will not be trying to save any coats that are badly matted. It is up to the groomer to determine the condition of the coat and what can be done. Of course the owners opinion will be taken into consideration but ultimately we will do what is best for your dog which may include a “Start Over Shave”. Please remember, its just hair and it will grow back!

6. All dogs must wear a proper fitting collar or harness with a leash. Please NO flexi or retractable leashes! Collars and leashes will be sprayed with a disinfectant after it has been removed from your dog.

7. New clients have been asked for a credit card number to hold their appointment slot. As long as you arrive on time for your appointment or provide 24 hours or more to reschedule/ cancel, your card will not be charged. Failure to show up on time, failure to provide at least 24 hours to cancel/ reschedule or failure to show up at all will result in a $50 non refundable fee charged to the card.

Thank you for taking to time to read and follow all instructions! We look forward to seeing you!


Dianne Wall