Grooming Reservation Form

Let us pamper your dog!


AreaK9 proudly offers quality dog grooming in a quiet but well equipped home atmosphere. Each and every dog receives our undivided attention during their visit to ensure a positive and relaxing experience.

Our grooming packages include Basic Bath, Full Grooming, Nail clipping, Flee / Medicated Bath, Skunk Odor Removal Bath and more.

AreaK9 Grooming Reservation Form

AreaK9 Grooming Form NEW
(found in your reservation confirmation email)


I want your pet’s experience here to be pleasant and as enjoyable as possible. It is important to understand that some pets respond to grooming differently, even with the best efforts. I will make every effort to make it a positive experience.

Sometimes pre-existing conditions arise unforeseen to me, such as skin allergies, shampoo allergies, moles, clipper sensitivity, matting and tangles, fleas, fear, behavioral issues, bone or joint sensitivity, heart condition, seizures, etc. It is helpful that you, as the pet owner, inform me of anything that you are aware of prior to grooming.

Matted coats and excessive undercoats cause a variety of health problems for your pet. Matted fur does not allow for air circulation to the skin, causing hot spots, bacterial and fungal infections. Fleas, ticks and other parasites may be lurking in the coat causing further skin infections. Matted fur also pulls and binds, causing pain to your pet when they move or lay on their mats. The skin underneath can be raw and inflamed.

Severely matted coats will require a short clip. I will be happy to show you how to care for your pet’s coat for the future, however, I cannot brush out a coat that is already severely matted due to the stress and the pain it will undoubtedly cause your pet. I may be able to remove excessive undercoat within reason and tolerance of your pet.

There is a chance that your pet’s skin will become more irritated during the stripping process. He/She may be nicked or cut because I have to work so closely to the skin to remove the coat. I am very careful, but the possibility

Of injury is there, and you need to be aware of this and give me permission to proceed.

I hereby release Area K9 from any responsibility of the above mentioned process and any and all medical problems that may be uncovered and/or may occur during the stripping process.

Should my pet need veterinarian care during or after the process, I agree to pay any and all veterinarian fees for my pet’s care.

I agree that I have read and understand the rules and conditions for Area K9 grooming. I agree to release, hold harmless, acquit, will indemnify and forever discharge the corporation from all, and in all manner of action and actions, suits, damages, judgments, executions, claims, and demands whatsoever, in law or in equity, which I or any other person I have with me during grooming at Area K9.

I have read and agree to the terms of this Waiver

Submission of this form is NOT a guarantee of booking. Bookings will be confirmed by e-mail from AreaK9.

Click on the button "Submit" below when you are finished.


Frequently Asked Questions

What's the longest somebody has been delayed in picking up their dog?

One week.  The owners of one of our guests was stranded in Florida when the air-charter company when bankrupt and stopped flying.

Should I pack extra food for my dog?

See above.  If you are flying somewhere, you may be delayed and your dog will be staying at AreaK9 longer than expected.  Extra food will keep you dog fed on his own food, and save you money if AreaK9 has to find food for your dog.

Do I have to fill out the online reservation form for each dog and for each visit?

Yes, information may change between visits.

What happens to the data in the on-line booking form?

The information supplied is treated confidentially and is stored in our electronic database.

What do the dogs sleep on?

This depends. A few sleep on our bed, some sleep on the floor, and others sleep on the bedding provided by AreaK9.

Can we bring our dog's bed?

Sorry, we no longer accept client beds due to other guests trying to eat them.  We have sent back too many clients beds in ripped pieces, including a a bag of stuffing, so we now provide the dogs bedding.

Are there any kennels, crates, or confined areas that the dogs are placed in?


Are the dogs together all of the time?

Almost. We separate the dogs at feeding time so that each dog is fed individually.!

Who supplies the dog's food?

The dog’s owner. This way your dog is fed what you want him to be fed.

How should the food be packaged?

We prefer that the food come in an airtight container, have the dog’s name written on it, and the feeding amounts. If you use a scoop for measurement, please include that in the container.

What about dog toys?

Don’t bring them. Prior experience has shown that the pack will tear them apart very quickly.

My dog needs medication. Can AreaK9 staff give it?

Yes. There is no charge for this service, but the medication must be packed properly with the dog’s name and clear instructions on administration.

Some boarding facilities charge for playtime and other extra activities. What does AreaK9 do?

Dogs staying at AreaK9 are together all day (except for feeding) and can play, at will, inside or outside. While there are no structured walks, the dogs are taken outside frequently.

Our dog is very small and we are worried that the larger dogs will be a problem?

We find that dogs of all sizes mix well, but we have now created a spacious area where smaller dogs may stay. They can also exercise separately if the pack environment seems to be a problem.

What climate control does AreaK9 have?

The interior is kept cool and dry in the summer with the central A/C and pleasantly warm in the winter.

What about food and water?

Food is supplied by the owner and fed as per the owner’s instructions. An ample fresh supply of cool water is kept for the dogs both inside and outside. Water is removed at about 20:00 hours.

Is it necessary to have an interview before a first stay?

Yes. This is for you dog’s protection and for our guests’ protection. The interview process makes sure that all pack members will get on well and that there’s unlikely to be any problems.

Do the dogs have a playtime?

Yes, anytime is playtime for the dogs – except for feeding time.

Are the dogs left alone?

No. There are staff on duty 24/7 to make sure your dog’s stay is a good stay.

Some places have a limited number of "potty trips" and require payment for additional trips. What is your policy?

The dogs come and go as they will. If they ask to go outside, they do. On average, the dogs are outside every hour for variable lengths of time.  Spending lots of supervised time outside in the fenced acre of ground allows our guests plenty of opportunity to drain their energy.  Generally, after play the dogs like to rest in the house wherever the AreaK9 staff happens to be

Are there any benefits beyond being cage-free for my dog?

Yes, as this is a cage-free environment with no separation of the dogs, all of them have to learn to be social, patient, and respectful of the other guests.  This environment allows some dogs to greatly improve their communication skills with other dogs.