HI! I am taking my 2 persian cats to get groomed and lion cuts on friday at Petco. can i ask what i am supposed to tip them? they are not matted at all and the cost of the service is $54 then will go up i guess if they are a pain or have matts. I am always wondering how much to tip. Please let me know Thanks! Nicole
i have never in my life tipped a groomer, I guess it makes sense, since you tip your hairstylist, taha. They charge way too much though, so I don't tip, but, I don't have to worry because I groom myself, and sometimes I take the poodle professionally groomed.
I work at a grooming salon (dogs only but one of our groomers grooms cats at her house on her day off)..I'm not a groomer..I work in the boutique area. Most people tip between $5 and $20. I would say $5 is most common per pet. Its a nice thing to do because the groomers are providing a service and unless they own their own shop are not making that entire amount that you pay. They always appreciate the tips. And I know our groomers really go out of their way for each dog to make sure they are comfortable and having a good experience.
I would be careful about going to petco..I know our petco here has the worst groomers in town. I'm sure everyone is different but I don't think I would ever take my pets to one to be groomed.
I have a yorkie and two Himalayan (persian) cats. Why are you having them shaved?..especially if they aren't matted. I couldn't imagine shaving my two..their hair is so pretty..and if I had wanted a shorthaired persian, I would have gotten an exotic shorthair. The only way I would shave mine is if it were for some medical issue or something like that.
A LOT of people get their cats shaved, I guess its just so they don't have to deal with the shedding and there's less time grooming a long coat. And I don't know about Petco, but I know petsmart groomers get like $14 an hour, so I really don't bother with tipping, I can't afford more than what they charge anyway. Anywho, I would never shave my cat. During shedding season, like now, I can spend forever grooming and when I'm done more hair keeps coming, but it'll get better soon. I love how they look with long hair too much to get her shaved.