Animal Health and Safety is our #1 Priority at Tails and Tangles Pet Grooming, LLC.

Proof of vaccinations are required at the time of your pet’s first grooming appointment in our salon, this includes nail trims and all other walk-in services. Exceptions considered only with a signed note from your pet’s veterinarian stating the reason for not being vaccinated, even with a signed note we retain the right to refuse grooming services to any and all un-vaccinated animals at our discretion. All vaccinations must be updated in our files upon yearly renewal.


1. Rabies - In accordance with Chapter 141, Sec. 145B of the Massachusetts State General Laws and 105 Code of Massachusetts (CMR) 330 which requires that all dogs and cats in Massachusetts be vaccinated against rabies by six months of age, all pets six months and older must show proof of current rabies vaccination to be groomed (including nail trims) at Tails and Tangles Pet Grooming, LLC. Proof of vaccination must be updated yearly.


2. Bordetella - A.K.A. “Kennel Cough”. Bordetella is highly contagious and easily transmitted through the air or direct contact. While we have invested in the best air purification system in the industry and all resting suites and water bowls are cleaned and disinfected in between each pets stay, we definitely recommend this vaccination because the kennel cough virus is quite resistant to destruction in the environment. It is also beneficial to have this vaccination if you plan to leave your pet in a kennel during vacation, or just even if your dog interacts with other pets on a regular basis.


3.  Distemper - Canine distemper is a highly contagious and serious disease caused by a virus that attacks the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems of puppies and dogs. It is usually spread by the secretions from an infected animal’s cough or sneeze. Distemper is often fatal. Even if a dog does not die from the disease, canine distemper virus can cause irreparable damage to a dog’s nervous system. Until a puppy has received its complete series of vaccinations, pet owners should use caution when taking their pet to places where dogs of unknown vaccination history congregate.


4. Canine Parvovirus - Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious virus that can affect all dogs and produces a life-threatening illness . The virus affects dogs' gastrointestinal tracts and is spread by direct contact and contact with contaminated stool, environments, or people. It is resistant to heat, cold, humidity, and drying, and can survive in the environment for long periods of time. The only way to prevent parvovirus is through vaccination, and until a puppy has received its complete series of vaccinations, pet owners should use caution when bringing their pet to places where dogs with unknown vaccination histories congregate.


We thank you for your understanding and compliance with these vaccination policies. If you have any questions please feel free to call and ask the Owners!