Badkitty Cat Grooming*READ BIO Please!!!!
Badkitty Cat Grooming*READ BIO Please!!!!

Badkitty Cat Grooming*READ BIO Please!!!!

Excellent 4.9(399)
Excellent 4.9(399)
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Introduction: POV-The difference between dog groomers who SAY they “do” cats… versus someone who says… “I’m a cat groomer“😑 That is all😊 ***NOTE*** I am NOT offering BATHS at this time. I am only offering them on a VERY limited basis and at a premium (unless I feel it is medically necessary) .**** Kitty MUST BE IN A CARRIER upon my arrival. “SOME” exceptions or other alternatives can be made, but only after we have a conversation about it!! Nail trims are “included” with larger jobs but I only offer a “NTO” (nail trim only) in a limited area. 5-14-22 going forward… Any cancellations, less than 24 hours from your scheduled appointment or the day of… due to a positive Covid test… is absolutely an acceptable reason for cancellation… but upon rescheduling… it will be required that you have proof from your doctor that you are Covid NEGATIVE. Thank you for understanding! Hello!! ***I am the ONLY cats only groomer, with 26 years experience as a CATS ONLY Groomer in a 50 mile radius of Boston. ***I am a member in good standing with the “National Cat Groomers Institute” or NCGI, the ONLY accredited cats only Grooming school in the world. Please be sure to compare my REVIEWS and PICTURES to others you may be considering…I promise you will see the difference!!! I do not use a noose around your cats neck!! Any who do…would be a groomer who has little to NO EXPERIENCE handling cats. I also to not use “heavy perfumes” or “dry shampoo’s”. These are for DOGS ONLY and should NEVER be used on a cat. Perfumes and dry shampoos are made of chemicals and are for dogs and can be toxic for cats as cats lick it off. Anyone who uses either…should NOT be grooming cats in my opinion. Also… I love to have you in the room during the process!!! This gives me the opportunity to show you how to groom your cat properly and explain everything that is going on. You get to witness the entire grooming and I’m happy to educate people on how they can keep their kitty in good shape! If you were told by other groomers that it’s not good to have you in the room during the grooming… This is absolutely UNTRUTHFUL!!! It’s true with dogs but not with cats!! I find the cats do better with the owner in the room😇 The greatest part about my business is that your grooming is performed “IN” the comfort of your own home! ***Be aware that “in-home” Mobile cat grooming is a PREMIUM SPECIALTY service, one that takes a business straight to the customers door. Also, because grooming cats is a very SPECIALIZED SKILL, and a very dangerous one, it follows that it should, and does, command a higher price than what is normally found in the dog grooming market. (Example-If a hairdresser were to come to your home to do your hair in your kitchen… Or a chef came to your home to cook you a meal vs going to the restaurant… it’s fair to say that such a convenience would cost more). Mobile grooming eliminates the stress for both the cat and its owner and is therefore priced accordingly. Kitty never needs to leave the comfort of their own home and you do not need to drop kitty off and come back hours later. I’m available Friday Saturday Sunday Monday, (I’m off Tuesday Wednesday Thursday). I can start as early as 7 AM in the morning. **PLEASE NOTE**!!! I must insist that the day you accept an appointment… YOU ARE FLEXIBLE!! Unless your kitty is being given an anti-anxiety medication… I do not guarantee times. It could happen that I am running 1-2 hours earlier or I could be running 1 hour later… due to possible cancellations or jobs prior to yours that turned out to be more difficult than expected. I cannot predict the unpredictable. I do not have “one size fits all” pricing. Each grooming is priced individually and tailored based on your kitties needs. I MUST have a conversation with you before I could give an “approximate” quote. Please text me a picture of your kitty. Thank you so much for looking at my page and considering me! Please be sure to read my numerous five star reviews!!! Lori 3-10-22 Due to the gas ⛽️ crisis…I will be temporarily be adding a $10 gas charge to all appointments across the board😔 Thank you for understanding 🙏
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Hired 597 times

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26 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

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Jessica M.
2 weeks ago
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Keith's story..my husband found Keith getting dumped by a teenage girl, and inquiring what she was doing, she answered were getting rid of these cats, Keith had a friend getting dumped as well. Needless to say we brought them home, and Keith is very sweet natured, but had been neglected horribly and was matted beyond anything I'd ever seen. So I reached out via thumbtack, and was happy to come across such an experienced and professional groomer. I knew I couldn't afford cat sedation which tops off in the 450 range, because the matting was over 70% of his body. That's where Lori from bad kitty came to my home, I didn't even have to leave my own home, she made sure she found an accommodating time a day or so after I told her Keith's story about being dumped. She was precise from setting up our appt, to answering my texts and questions. She even came on a Sunday! She has a protocol that we all followed, because I read her bio, and when I tell you it really set the tone for the grooming. Which by the way only took about 30 min, and Keith has been alleviated of all of his matting, she performed what is a lions cut. This woman isn't just a groomer, she's Like a cat whisperer and can get on an animals mentality, she was predicting Keith's behavior, and then boom he would do it. She was meant to be a groomer and even left them all gifts, including cats of my own. We are so happy for Keith, he looks smooth and even all over. She even applied a leave in conditioner for his skin and coat to sooth and smooth him. 10 out if 10.

Details: 3 - 10 years old • Never • Bath & haircut (for cats with matted hair) • No preference • No additional cats

Cat Grooming
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Bob C.
2 weeks ago
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My cat is looking really great. my wife and I are very pleased with her work. Plus she shared her knowledge. I would definitely recommend BadKitty Grooming.

Details: 10 or older • Anxiety • Never • Bath & haircut (for cats with matted hair) • No preference • No additional cats

Cat Grooming
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Matt F.
3 weeks ago
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Lori did a GREAT job grooming my mom’s elderly cat!! I highly recommend Lori for your pet grooming needs!! Thank you, Lori!

Details: 10 or older • Aggression • Anxiety • Never • Bath & haircut (for cats with matted hair) • Mobile grooming - in home • No additional cats

Cat Grooming
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Anne L.
Sep 5, 2022
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Lori was the greatest! We have an 18 year old Bremen who was so cover with mats we had to do the lion cut. What an experience for both myself and the cat. Lori handled him well along with me assisting of course feeling bad for my baby. Any owner would but Lori kept on assuring me he was fine and he was. After the experience Wee Wee couldn’t thank me enough in his own way. Almost acted like a kitten again ate right away and followed me around the house. I thought he’d be so pooped out but he was fine. Lori gave me some good tips. Very knowledgeable woman. I would highly recommend Lori for your grooming needs. I’ll have her back for regular comb outs to keep those nasty hair balls away. Anne

Details: 10 or older • Other special temperaments • Never • Bath & haircut (for cats with matted hair) • Mobile grooming - in special van or trailer • No additional cats

Cat Grooming
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Anum M.
Aug 6, 2022
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My cat has had a rough time at the groomer’s before and I thought getting a groomer to come to my house would help. And that’s how I found Lori! She worked with me on the phone to prep me for what would happen and explained everything perfectly. She kept in touch throughout the week and when she arrived, she got right to work! Even though my cat was difficult to work with, Lori helped me to stabilize her and make the grooming process a little easier for all of us. And I love the cut! Easily the best grooming experience I’ve ever had. Lori has a great personality and made me feel comfortable around her. I loved asking her questions about cats. It’s very clear she’s experienced and very much a pro at what she does. Would high recommend her to anyone with a cat and I will definitely be using her services again in the future. Thanks, Lori!

Details: 3 - 10 years old • Anxiety • Aggression • 6 - 12 months ago • Bath & haircut (for cats with matted hair) • Mobile grooming - in home • No additional cats

Cat Grooming
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    No two cats are the same. Each cat is priced on their individual needs…or “À la cart“. There is an “average” base price for services but many factors go in to the quote to groom your cat. A conversation MUST be had. Factors like… Age, coat condition, health, size, “Catitude”(😆) Are all factored into the price. Ultimately though… I will charge less than having to take your cat to be groomed by the vet. With a regular grooming schedule… The cost typically will always be less. On rare occasions...I arrive to find kitty is unable to be groomed (usually due to aggression). I ask only for a $20 travel/gas/and time fee.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    A conversation MUST be had to determine the needs of your kitty. All factors are taken into consideration. Typically my first grooming is a "soup to nuts" all-around grooming. The idea is to wipe the slate clean and get the cat in perfect condition. Typically this is the most expensive grooming a customer might experience with me. Going forward… If they keep up on their kitties grooming on a regular or semi regular basis… the price typically will be less… Obviously because there will be less work. On occasion… For whatever reason… Kitty may be sensitive to the process of being groomed and sometimes I find it best to stop at a certain point… I will only charge for what work I have done… And come back another time. I always have the kitties best interests at heart❤️ There has been occasions where I have started a grooming and decided part way through that it would be best to stop for kitty’s safety and that kitty should be seen by the vet as I had strong concerns for their health and didn't feel it would be appropriate for me to continue. Here is an excerpt from a great article I read and it describes what I do as well!! “Q How do you keep cats calm during the grooming process? A This is not an easy question to answer! If there was one magic technique or hold, then everyone would be successful at cat grooming. There is so much to take into consideration when working with each cat. I ask a lot of questions about their background, environment at home, age, health status, breed and even the color of their coat. I take all of this information—a bit like being a detective—and use it to help me predict how the cat will react to each stage of the groom. Then during the appointment, I have to interpret their behavior and adapt along the way. Knowing what technique, tool or product to use depends on a lot of factors; that is why education and training are so important in this field. Cats can become stressed very easily and aren’t easily talked down once that happens. So, it is my job to adjust each groom to prevent any escalating behaviors. This also affects the recommendations I make for grooming schedules; not every service fits every cat.” Lynn Paolillo NCGI

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have 26 years actual on-the-job experience. Currently I am studying to receive my certificate as a CFMG (Certified Feline Master Groomer) from the National Cat Groomers Association. I have shown my own cats in competition in CFA and CFF. Not only the Pedegree Persians… But also 2 domestic shorthair that I adopted from the shelter. Requirements were for them to look their very best and be in top condition to win. I received many accolades and won many ribbons. Proper grooming is key🔑 I never have nor do I ever do dogs. My experience over the past 20 years is exclusively with cats. I have groomed many different breeds, coat conditions and yes ..."Catittudes"...LOL

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