Closure and appointment scheduling on hold in June 2023:
A major renovation project is going on in the entire neighborhood of the grooming salon. The roof and facade of the building is already being worked on, but there will also be renovations inside the apartments. Due to the disturbance involved, I will be forced to close the grooming salon for 2 – 3 weeks or so :
As of the Whitsun weekend, the salon will be closed until mid-June.
Because it is not yet known when the grooming salon can be used again, scheduling appointments is on hold until mid-June, when most of the work should be done. I hope to be able to welcome kitties again in the second half of June. Cats can sign up to be put on the “to be scheduled” list.
I groom cats on:
~ Wednesday afternoon
~ Thursday afternoon
~ Friday afternoon
~ Saturday mornings
My grooming salon, a small but quiet room at my house, is located in Amsterdam Zuidoost, Montfoorthof, close to highways A2, A9 and A10 and metro station Reigersbos.
Payment methods: preferably by ‘Tikkie’. But cash, invoice and pin are also possible.
Information about the costs.
The cost of treatment depends on the coat condition and the treatment chosen. In choosing the treatment, the well-being of the cat always comes first. You can find an overview of the most common treatments here.
Cancellation is possible without charge up to 24 hours in advance.
PLEASE NOTE: When you make an appointment I schedule time for your dear cat in my diary. In case of cancellation on the day of the appointment a fee (€ 25) will be charged for the scheduled grooming time and preparation time. In exceptional cases this may be waived.
Information about the treatments
If the cat has mats that can’t be detangled, or felted fur, the coat will be shaved off. Head, tail and legs will not be shaved.
Please note that after being groomed a shaved cat that has acces to a garden or balcony must be able to go indoors as it pleases (during each season). Also make sure the cat is kept warm during the trip home after the shaving session.
~ Combing (removal old hair / mat prevention):
Loose hair will be removed manually. This is only possible if there are no or just a few mats. If a cat has a very dense coat with a lot of onderwool (the soft fluffy hairs) that easily mats part of the underwool can be combed out where needed.
~ Combination Shaving & Combing:
It’s also possible to shave only the problem areas (for instance belly, arm pits, groins) and comb the rest of the coat.
If the cat’s coat has gotten a bit greasy or dandruffy at the end the grooming session, the cat can be sponged down with a hand cloth, and dried with a towel.
It’s possible to shower the cat with skinfriendly cat-shampoo, but this is not standard procedure because the washing itself and the dry blowing often means a lot of extra stress for the cat. Therefor this is only done for medical reasons or in exceptional cases. I also prefer to let the cat keep it’s own smell as much as possible. Especially if the cat is sharing its house with other pets.
Since 2022 I have a new client-stop for house visits(*): Since lugging around around with my grooming tools has become physically too demanding and because my salon grooming schedule no longer allows scheduling in time for travelling, I can no longer accept new clients for appointments at home. New clients are of course welcome to make an appointment in the salon. If you have mobility issues and live within my service area I may be able to make an exception. (extra costs : 35 cent travel allowance per km from postal code 1106 JV, two way + parking in case of paid parking)
(*) For regular Cat Pretty clients house visits can still be planned, if that was customary before.
Other cat groomers in and around Amsterdam (or elsewhere in The Netherlands): check here