Bark Central Boarding

205 118th St. S. 

Tacoma, WA 98444

Bark Central Daycare

610 112th St. E. 

Tacoma, WA 98445

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Grooming Requirements 

It is very important to us that the pet's in our care meet our

 requirements to keep your pet safe, other pets safe and our staff. 

Friendly with People

 We want to have a positive and safe playing environment for all dogs. Pets must be non-aggressive towards people, animals, and food. Personal items will not be allowed due to high risk of possession aggression. We are not set up nor have extra space to keep aggressive animals at our facilities.

Not Required but Highly Recommended for Grooming

Current on Vaccines

Having current proof vaccinations from a certified veterinarian keeps your pet healthier and safer.  Recommend vaccines include Rabies, Distemper/Pravo, and Bordetella. We do not have a fax, so you can bring in a paper copy, have your vet call us, or have it emailed to us. Vaccines may be waived due to old age, health reasons, or allergies with a written release from licensed veterinarian. 

Spayed or Neutered

Dogs that are not spayed or neutered have more behavior and dominance issues. There is also the risk of pets become pregnant. We will not bath or groom animals in heat or pregnant. 

No Parasites

 If fleas are found during bath or grooming then the pet will be bathed and/or treated with topical flea treatment and you will responsible for any charges. Although we have a no flea policy, there is a higher risk of your pet getting fleas when socializing them with other dogs, so it is highly recommend that you treat your pet monthly with a topical treatment.

Regular at Home Brushing

Pets with matted coats need extra attention during their grooming session. Mats left in a pets coat
only grow tighter, and can strangle the pet’s skin, or eventually tear it open. Bark Central LLC does not wish to
cause or undue stress to your pet, and will not continually de-mat your pet for you. Mats can be very difficult to
remove, and may require the pet to be shaved. When necessary, removing a heavily matted coat includes risk of
nicks, cuts or abrasions due to warts, moles or skin folds trapped in the mats. Heavy matting can also trap
moisture and urine near the pet’s skin allowing mold, fungus or bacteria to grow, causing skin irritations that
existed prior to the grooming process. Torn Skin can from mats can also harbor maggots. After effects of mat
removal procedures can include itchiness, skin redness, self-inflicted irritations or abrasions and failure of the
hair to regrow. Shaved pets are also prone to sunburn and should be kept out of the sun until the hair grows
sufficiently to protect the skin. In some cases pets may also exhibit brief behavioral changes. Prevention is the
best defense against matting by scheduling regular grooming appointments. There is an extra charge for de-
matting.

Regular Baths and Grooming Appointments

Pets should be scheduled regular for baths and grooming appointments. It is recommended to get you pet bathed, groomed ,and nails trimmed about every 6 to 8 weeks. dogs going long periods of time without regular grooming and baths can become matted and a lot hard to groom, not to mention it can be painful for the dog to remove tangles and mats. 

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