Services & Prices

Washing / Bath

Please note that we do not provide cat washing/bath services. Every groom is finished with a damp wipe to remove loose hair from the body. Our full list of services is listed below.

Brush-out

(de-shedding)

Brush-out
  • Nail trim
  • Manual brush-out / de-shed
  • Cleansing full-body wipe
  • Ear & eye clean

Lion Cut

(little to no matting)

  • Nail trim
  • Full-body very short velvety clip (keeping approximately 2mm in length), leaving the mane, booties, and a pom-pom or natural tail
  • Cleansing full-body wipe
  • Ear & eye clean

Comb clip

(Teddy bear clip)

  • Nail trim
  • The clip that’s “not too short” (keeping approximately 10mm of length on), leaving a natural tail and booties
  • Cleansing full-body wipe
  • Ear & eye clean

Please note this clip is not suitable when large areas of the body are densely knotted, matted, soiled, or the fur is extremely dense i.e British/Exotic Shorthair types. In this case the only suitable option is the lion cut.

Matting removal

(hard lumpy knots / dreadlocks)

When matting is present in the fur (dreadlock-like knots) grooming tools do not simply glide through the coat as it tends to be tight, close to the skin, and can be meticulous work that takes extra time. Matting removal is always a clip-off (shaved) as other methods will not guarantee a successful result and would require a great amount of patience from the cat.

Half-body matted

Most of the body matted

Ruby - Matting removal

Extreme matting

(full body of solid shell matting)

(late afternoon appointments only as it can take an indefinite amount of time)

Included in the above prices:

  • Nail trim
  • Removal of matted areas
  • Choice of a lion cut, comb clip, or brush-out for the rest of the coat (Subject to the coat condition – to be assessed by the groomer on the day and discussed with the owner prior to commencing)
  • Cleansing full-body wipe
  • Ear & eye clean

Small services

Nail clipping only

(optional paw pad trim if desired)

Brazilian (bottom/sanitary clip)

(includes nail clipping)

Things to know before the groom

  • We groom compliant cats only. Grooming is a lengthy process which takes around 1hour in most cases. If your cat has previously shown signs of aggression/feistiness or extreme stress (panting, urinating, etc.) we recommend obtaining a mild sedative/anti-anxiety called Gabapentin from your vet beforehand, or getting grooming done under full sedation at a vet clinic of your choice to ensure the safety of all parties.

 

  • Your cat’s health and well-being is in our best interest . If your cat has recently been unwell, please obtain veterinary advice on whether grooming is a good idea at this time. We are not qualified to answer medical questions. Grooming is not a cure for skin conditions or fleas. We may refuse to groom your cat if they have irritated skin, cuts, wounds, or if the cat seems unwell. We reserve the right to stop the groom if we doubt that your cat is in good health.

Services & Prices

Washing / Bath

Please note that we do not provide cat washing/bath services. Every groom is finished with a damp wipe to remove loose hair from the body. Our full list of services is listed below.

Brush-out

(de-shedding)

Brush-out
  • Nail trim
  • Manual brush-out / de-shed
  • Cleansing full-body wipe
  • Ear & eye clean
  • Lion Cut

    (little to no matting)

    • Nail trim
    • Full-body very short velvety clip (keeping approximately 2mm in length), leaving the mane, booties, and a pom-pom or natural tail
    • Cleansing full-body wipe
    • Ear & eye clean

    Comb clip

    (Teddy bear clip)

    • Nail trim
    • The clip that’s “not too short” (keeping approximately 10mm of length on), leaving a natural tail and booties
    • Cleansing full-body wipe
    • Ear & eye clean

    Please note this clip is not suitable when large areas of the body are densely knotted, matted, soiled, or the fur is extremely dense i.e British/Exotic Shorthair types. In this case the only suitable option is the lion cut.

    Matting removal

    (hard lumpy knots / dreadlocks)

    When matting is present in the fur (dreadlock-like knots) grooming tools do not simply glide through the coat as it tends to be tight, close to the skin, and can be meticulous work that takes extra time. Matting removal is always a clip-off (shaved) as other methods will not guarantee a successful result and would require a great amount of patience from the cat.

    Half-body matted

    Most of the body matted

    Ruby - Matting removal

    Extreme matting

    (full body of solid shell matting)

    (late afternoon appointments only as it can take an indefinite amount of time)

    Included in the above prices:

    • Nail trim
    • Removal of matted areas
    • Choice of a lion cut, comb clip, or brush-out for the rest of the coat (Subject to the coat condition – to be assessed by the groomer on the day and discussed with the owner prior to commencing)
    • Cleansing full-body wipe
    • Ear & eye clean

    Small services

    Nail clipping only

    (optional paw pad trim if desired)

    Brazilian (bottom/sanitary clip)

    (includes nail clipping)

    Things to know before the groom

    • We groom compliant cats only. Grooming is a lengthy process which takes around 1hour in most cases. If your cat has previously shown signs of aggression/feistiness or extreme stress (panting, urinating, etc.) we recommend obtaining a mild sedative/anti-anxiety called Gabapentin from your vet beforehand, or getting grooming done under full sedation at a vet clinic of your choice to ensure the safety of all parties.
    • Your cat’s health and well-being is in our best interest . If your cat has recently been unwell, please obtain veterinary advice on whether grooming is a good idea at this time. We are not qualified to answer medical questions. Grooming is not a cure for skin conditions or fleas. We may refuse to groom your cat if they have irritated skin, cuts, wounds, or if the cat seems unwell. We reserve the right to stop the groom if we doubt that your cat is in good health.

    Services & Prices

    Washing / Bath

    Please note that we do not provide cat washing/bath services. Every groom is completed with a damp wipe to remove loose hair from the body. Our full list of services is listed below.

    Brush-out

    (de-shedding)

    Brush-out
    • Nail trim
    • Manual brush-out / de-shed
    • Cleansing full-body wipe
    • Ear & eye clean

    Lion Cut

    (little to no matting)

    • Nail trim
    • Full-body very short velvety clip (keeping approximately 2mm in length), leaving the mane, booties, and a pom-pom or natural tail
    • Cleansing full-body wipe
    • Ear & eye clean

    Comb clip

    (Teddy bear clip)

    • Nail trim
    • The clip that’s “not too short” (keeping approximately 10mm of length on), leaving a natural tail and booties
    • Cleansing full-body wipe
    • Ear & eye clean

    Please note this clip is not suitable when large areas of the body are densely knotted, matted, soiled, or the fur is extremely dense i.e British/Exotic Shorthair types. In this case the only suitable option is the lion cut.

    Matting removal

    (hard lumpy knots / dreadlocks)

    When matting is present in the fur (dreadlock-like knots) grooming tools do not simply glide through the coat as it tends to be tight, close to the skin, and can be meticulous work that takes extra time. Matting removal is always a clip-off (shaved) as other methods will not guarantee a successful result and would require a great amount of patience from the cat.

    Half-body matted

    Most of the body matted

    Ruby - Matting removal

    Extreme matting

    (full body of solid shell matting)

    (late afternoon appointments only as it can take an indefinite amount of time)

    Included in the above prices:

    • Nail trim
    • Choice of a lion cut, comb clip, or brush-out for the rest of the coat (Subject to the coat condition – to be assessed by the groomer on the day and discussed with the owner prior to commencing)
    • Cleansing full-body wipe
    • Ear & eye clean

    Small services

    Nail clipping only

    (optional paw pad trim if desired)

    Brazilian

    (bottom/sanitary clip)

    (includes nail clipping)

    Things to know before the groom

    • We groom compliant cats only. Grooming is a lengthy process which takes around 1hour in most cases. If your cat has previously shown signs of aggression/feistiness or extreme stress (panting, urinating, etc.) we recommend obtaining a mild sedative/anti-anxiety called Gabapentin from your vet beforehand, or getting grooming done under full sedation at a vet clinic of your choice to ensure the safety of all parties.

     

    • Your cat’s health and well-being is in our best interest . If your cat has recently been unwell, please obtain veterinary advice on whether grooming is a good idea at this time. We are not qualified to answer medical questions. Grooming is not a cure for skin conditions or fleas. We may refuse to groom your cat if they have irritated skin, cuts, wounds, or if the cat seems unwell. We reserve the right to stop the groom if we doubt that your cat is in good health.

    Service area & travel fees

    A travel fee of $20 will apply for locations greater than 20km driving distance from Melbourne CBD (postcode 3000) and $30 for over 25km. Locations greater than 30km driving distance from Melbourne 3000 are out of our service area. (Driving distance can be checked on Google Maps)

    Appointment availability

    Please note that there is currently only one groomer who services the entire 30km radius from Melbourne CBD (and does all the booking communication in-between!), therefore there may be a longer wait for an appointment with us. To be able to help as many kitties as we possibly can, we service different areas on different days in order to minimise time spent on driving. Appointment availability will depend on your location. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

    After-hours appointments

    Since Saturday and weekday appointments after 4pm are the most requested, there is usually a much longer wait time than for weekday appointments during business hours. We don’t operate on Sundays and our grooming appointment times are Monday – Saturday 11am-6pm. 

    Small services

    Small services such as nail trims and sanitary clips are not offered on their own. Since we provide house-call grooming services, the minimum call-out is $90 to help cover travel time and petrol costs. 

    Non-groomable call-out

    If your cat cannot be groomed at the time of the groomer’s visit (ie. too defensive, cannot be found/caught/retreived from underneath furniture, escaped outside, requiring medical attention, etc.), a call-out fee of $30 + travel fee if located over 20km from Melbourne CBD will apply.

    We do not provide cat washing/bath services as we do not work from a grooming van. All the grooming is done inside your home. Our grooming packages comprise mainly of brush-outs and various levels of clipping. Our full list of services are listed below.

    All the grooming is done inside your home (not in a grooming van). The cat groomer visits you, bringing all the necessary cat grooming equipment including a small grooming table, and we set up inside your home.

    Minimum call-out is $90, starting from "Brush-out" groom

    Dear customers,

    Due to current COVID restrictions, unfortunately Ginger & Gray is not allowed to operate until further notice.

    Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience during these uncertain times.

    Please submit your enquiry through the contact form here to be added to the wait list.

    Multiple cat discount

    (when you have more than 1 cat)

    $ 20 discount / each additional cat
    • e.g. Lion Cut for 2 cats : $110 + ($110 - $20) = $200

    Nail trim for an additional cat + $5

    Add-ons

    (Available with any of the above listed grooming packages only)

    Soft Paws

    (nail caps)

    Soft Paws nail caps come in a range of sizes and colours to choose from on the day!

    Cat Jumper

    (to keep the kitty warm)