Tipping your pet groomer

How Much Should You Tip Your Professional Pet Groomer?

At Groomit, we receive many questions about our service and pet grooming daily. A subject that commonly crops up is whether tipping our professional groomers is necessary or acceptable.

As the pet grooming industry continues to rise in popularity, many newcomers to the service are
faced with this dilemma and are simply unsure. We understand the worry!

However, the short answer is yes, of course you can tip! Our professional groomers deserve the
extra bonus for a job well done as much as a waiter may.

In this short article, we will be taking a look at why you should consider tipping our expert groomers, how much is a good tip, and how to tip through our service.

Why Tip?

Firstly, why should you tip pet groomers in the first place?

Pet grooming is a physically demanding job. It’s not simply giving your dog or cat a light brush and
calling it a day; you could easily do that yourself!

Our groomers are professionals. They cover everything from dematting to anal gland expression; this work isn’t easy.

Additionally, they are doing all this with a personal touch for your particular dog or cat. Every pet is an individual, and therefore, requires a special and unique approach.

For the amount of personalized love and effort our groomers put into your pet, is that not worth a
tip? Our groomers are improving your pet’s comfort, looks, and health all in one session; be sure to consider tipping if you can!

How Much?

When it comes to how much you should tip, that is completely up to you at the end of the day!
However, we can provide some guidelines to follow if you’re unsure of what would be a good

The majority of people tip pet groomers around 15%-25% of the total price. This can be a good rule
of thumb.

However, consider adding a bit extra in special circumstances. If our groomer has done a fantastic
job, had a particularly difficult time with your pet, or had a lot to cover, don’t be shy about giving a
little more on top of this if you wish!

How Do I Tip?

So how do you actually tip our Groomit groomers? Don’t worry; it’s super easy! We handle all tips through the website or the app. Regardless of which one you use, the process is the same!

It’s as simple as following these three steps:
1. Log in to your account after the appointment has taken place.
2. Go to the My Appointments section and you will see an area to input a tip amount.
3. Input how much you would like to tip!

In this area, you may also rate the groomer. You can even favorite them so that they are your
preferred groomer in future appointments!

Tipping at Groomit

Our expert groomers are always incredibly grateful to receive tips, and with the amount of
personalized care and work they put into your pets, they certainly deserve them.

We hope this article has helped answer your questions surrounding pet groomer tipping etiquette! If you have any further questions, be sure to contact us here.

If all this talk about the high skill of our expert groomers has inspired you to try them out for
yourself, don’t hesitate and make an appointment now! Your pet will thank you by the end of it!


Q: How much should you tip your professional pet groomer?
Tipping your professional pet groomer is a personal gesture of appreciation for their services. The amount you choose to tip can vary, but a general guideline is to tip around 15-20% of the grooming service cost. However, there are a few factors to consider:

Quality of service: If your pet groomer consistently provides exceptional service, going above and beyond to ensure your pet’s comfort and satisfaction, you may consider tipping on the higher end of the range.

Complexity of the grooming: If your pet requires more time, effort, or specialized grooming techniques, you might consider tipping a bit more to acknowledge the extra work involved.

Local customs and norms: Tipping practices can vary by location and culture. It can be helpful to research local customs or ask fellow pet owners in your area for guidance on tipping norms for pet grooming services.

Q: Are tips expected in the pet grooming industry?
While tips are appreciated in the pet grooming industry, they are not always expected. Groomers understand that tipping is a discretionary gesture, and they provide their services regardless of whether a tip is given. However, if you are satisfied with the grooming services provided and wish to show your appreciation, a tip is a thoughtful way to do so.

Q: Can I tip my pet groomer in forms other than cash?
Cash is the most common and preferred form of tipping for pet groomers. However, some grooming salons may accept other forms of gratuity, such as digital payment methods or gift cards. If you are unsure about alternative tipping options, it’s best to check with the grooming salon beforehand to see what forms of gratuity they accept.

Q: Should I tip if I’m not satisfied with the grooming service?
Tipping is typically based on the level of satisfaction with the service provided. If you are not satisfied with the grooming service, it’s important to communicate your concerns with the groomer or the salon manager. Constructive feedback can help them address any issues and improve their services in the future. However, tipping is not obligatory if you are dissatisfied with the grooming outcome.

Q: Is it appropriate to provide other forms of appreciation to my pet groomer?
Yes, besides tipping, there are other ways to show appreciation to your pet groomer. A kind and positive review online or recommending the groomer’s services to others can be highly valuable. Additionally, expressing your gratitude verbally or with a thank-you note can go a long way in acknowledging their hard work and dedication.


Ryan Jones

Ryan is a freelance writer for hire specializing in Pets and Animals. He works closely with various pet sites with the aim to educate people on everything there is to know about our cute furry companions. When he isn’t writing professionally he is usually keeping his cat Snow out of trouble!

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