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  • Asked for groomer license# and liability insurance

    No one has ever asked for this info until today. I don't think nyc has a licensing program for groomers that provides a license number, especially not for housecall cat grooming.
    Maybe I am paranoid, but when an inquiry is made by someone whose cat would be groomed in their home, and whose cat is not getting a shave-down or even a bath -just a de-matting - I feel like they may be planning to do blackmail after falsely claiming injury. That article about the influencer and the pet spa made me nervous! Iteferred them to a groomer who works with a partner -that way there is a witness.

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    No state as of yet issues GROOMERS Licenses. Facilities have licenses in some states (GA included) but they don't license housecall. Now, I'd have to have a business license and I don't mind people asking about liability insurance or even bonding when you are entering their home. I'd explain that to them, provide them with the information that I had (insurance companies can get you a letter of coverage). Then I'd be booked out for a year, not taking new clients and ask for referrals including the veteranarian and the name of their home owners insurance company.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Particentral View Post
      No state as of yet issues GROOMERS Licenses. Facilities have licenses in some states (GA included) but they don't license housecall. Now, I'd have to have a business license and I don't mind people asking about liability insurance or even bonding when you are entering their home. I'd explain that to them, provide them with the information that I had (insurance companies can get you a letter of coverage). Then I'd be booked out for a year, not taking new clients and ask for referrals including the veteranarian and the name of their home owners insurance company.
      Ha ha!

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      • #4
        I have seen articles by who knows what writers they are, not groomers, and they say check their license for groomers. What does that tell you about the writer? They write anything any topic, any industry from their armchairs. But so you know required licensing is called vocational licensing in all states. None in USA.

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        • #5
          I got asked from a new customer potential about my grooming license or they will go elsewhere. Not a friendly person. I told her groomers are not licensed like stylists. She said on FB for owners protection don't go to unlicensed groomers. I was too tired to explain. P.S. Debbie I look that meme picture above.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 1mobilegroomer View Post
            I got asked from a new customer potential about my grooming license or they will go elsewhere. Not a friendly person. I told her groomers are not licensed like stylists. She said on FB for owners protection don't go to unlicensed groomers. I was too tired to explain. P.S. Debbie I look that meme picture above.
            It's funny/sad when people try to get tough and shoot themselves in the foot. They lost out on a good groomer.

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              • #8
                We got a retraction in a county newspaper who said groomer are licensed by stylists. Quick way to upset a bunch groomers.

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                • #9
                  Sometimes they get it wrong. There was a grooming incident with a pet owner and they put the right groomer's name in the article, but named our business. WAIT, that's not our groomer. That upset us to say the least.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Particentral View Post
                    No state as of yet issues GROOMERS Licenses. Facilities have licenses in some states (GA included) but they don't license housecall. Now, I'd have to have a business license and I don't mind people asking about liability insurance or even bonding when you are entering their home. I'd explain that to them, provide them with the information that I had (insurance companies can get you a letter of coverage). Then I'd be booked out for a year, not taking new clients and ask for referrals including the veteranarian and the name of their home owners insurance company.
                    LOL get them

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                    • #11
                      Emma, it was my understanding the city did require groomers to be licensed/ registered in the city. Not the state necessarily. I know NY does have some laws for grooming like no heated dryers. I'm pretty sure I read that some where years ago on NYS website.

                      It's always been crazy to me how different the laws and regulations are in the city compared to the rest of the state. I get it that the population density is much higher, but some things I feel are just out right money grabs.

                      I'll see if I can find what I read and share it if I can find it.
                      It's not what you look at that matters; it's what you see.
                      Henry David Thoreau

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                      • #12
                        https://www1.nyc.gov/nycbusiness/des...t-permit/apply
                        It's not what you look at that matters; it's what you see.
                        Henry David Thoreau

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                        • #13
                          Emma, I think this wouldn't apply to you though are you are not running an establishment.
                          It's not what you look at that matters; it's what you see.
                          Henry David Thoreau

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                          • #14
                            Here"s the thing about no heated dryers and other regulations in NYC.

                            https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/down...healthcode.pdf
                            It's not what you look at that matters; it's what you see.
                            Henry David Thoreau

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                            • #15
                              Hmm, Maybe it does apply to you, Emma? Not sure if the "whre person lives" is a general statement or referring to only the proprietor?

                              §161.15 Keeping of small animals for sale, boarding, grooming, or training. (a) Dwellings and food service establishments. Animals shall not be sold, held for sale, or boarded, groomed or trained in exchange for a fee in a dwelling in which a person lives.

                              Here's the full Article with more info to regulations for "Grooming Parlors" in NYC:

                              https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/down...article161.pdf
                              It's not what you look at that matters; it's what you see.
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