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Daycare Price Increase and Major Grooming Changes

High Tails Doggy Daycare prices will increase June 1. We really regret having to do this, but we know that if you're living in the Valley and not in a coma, you're aware of how much the cost of everything has been increasing. We haven't raised day care prices since 2019, and since then we've had 2 hefty rent increases, raised wages twice, and absorbed raised costs for our services. So we have no choice but to raise day care rates, as follows:

The ala carte day rate from $35 to $40.

Passes: 10 Full Days from $300 to $335 - ($33.50 per day)

20 Full days from $550 to $600 - ($30 per day)

Full days are up to the 12 hours we are open on weekdays or 9 hours on Saturdays, and they expire after 3 months. We can suspend the active period if you let us know you are going to be away for an extended trip, or face some interruption in your schedule due to an emergency, and you let us know in advance.

People whose work schedules need day care for their dogs every day will get an additional 10% discount on 20 Full Day passes.

5 Half days (6 hours or less per visit) from $130 to $140 ( $28 per day)

10 Half days from $240 to $260 ($26 per day)

If you have a half-day pass and occasionally run over the 6 hours, you can simply pay an extra $10 that day.

Major changes in Grooming Services

Cara, who has been our only full-service groomer and has been with us for 5 years, is hanging up her scissors June 1.

Being able to employ experienced and highly skilled groomers is another casualty of the explosive housing costs in our valley, and the other major factor is that grooming is an occupation that takes a huge toll on groomers' bodies. Cara has had to restrict the size of dog she can handle and the number of days she can work, and now has simply come to the end of her physical capacity. This means we will not be able to accept haircut appointments until we can find another groomer. We hope to have some recommendations for alternate groomers in the area to post - but ALL groomers are booking months in advance due to an ongoing shortage.

Major increase in availability for Spas, brush-outs and de-sheds!

We've known for some time that Cara's availability would end soon, and I have been casting a wide net for a replacement groomer. BUT at the same time we've been training 2 of our regular staff to take on the bathing, for which there is also a long wait list. Now we will be able to offer professional baths - brush-out, de-shedding, nails, ear cleaning and shampooing with fluff drying -- every day!

And our popular DIY baths will be accessible more of the time. Our signature $5 drop in nail trims remain available every day. As a plus, On Saturdays and Sundays, Laurie will be available to help with tips and assistance for DIYers to get the best results washing their own dogs, and we will be offering mini-classes on home care of different types of coats. Stay tuned!

If any of you know an experienced pet groomer looking to move to the Valley, please have them contact us!

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