(Closed) Tipping groomers?

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i always tip the groomer. it’s not required if they’re the shop owner, but it’s a nice gesture (and they are risking really sharp claws!). $10 would be fine.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We pay $75 4x per year for similar service for our cats. We always tip them $20 because they do a great job and it is hard to find a place that does cats. In your case I think a $10 tip is enough.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My mom is a groomer who owns her own shop, and I think just about everyone tips her (15-20%). Her regulars also usually give Christmas bonuses, just like a hair dresser. I don’t think she in any way expects it, but I know she appreciates it greatly. Especially when it comes to bathing cats!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We take our dog to a chain groomer (Petsmart), and we tip 20%.

If she owns her own business, it’s not required, but definitely nice 🙂  I probably would tip her just because I can’t imagine bathing cats would be easy!  Mine would fight back, haha.

Post # 8
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221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I take my dog every 6ish weeks to a lady who owns her own shop and does it out of her house. She charges $70 but I give her $80…now I feel like I should be giving her more!

Post # 9
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Newbee

I always tipped the groomer who cuts our cat’s nails (my cat has thumbs so it’s hard for us to do it). Then we moved and started going to an animal hospital where a technician would do it. I offered her a tip and I think offended her. She refused to take it (nicely I must say) I felt bad but now I know tips are more for groomers and not technicians at animal hospitals. 

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