NAIL TRIM CLINICS

Our patient volunteers provide nail trims for ferrets, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, hedgehogs, mice, rabbits, rats, and sugar gliders for a suggested donation of $10 per pet. We also offer brushing for degus, ferrets, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, hedgehogs, mice, rats, and sugar gliders for $5 per pet.

Starting in February, our Nail Trim Clinics are excited to be welcoming back rabbits who have completed their full round RHDV2 vaccines at least 2 weeks prior to the event. We will be requiring proof of all rabbits’ up-to-date RHDV2 vaccine status upon registration. We will only accommodate clients who have pre-registered and provided proof of full vaccine coverage. If you have not completed this registration and provided proof, you and your rabbit will be unable to participate in that Nail Trim Clinic. We will only be offering nail trims for rabbits, not brushing.

 

In order to limit exposure and keep everyone as safe as possible, we are enacting a few new procedures for rabbit nail trims (we are unable to provide brushing services for rabbits at this time). Each clinic will have six 10-minute rabbit spots available. When registering rabbits online, owners must reserve a specific time slot. They must bring their rabbit for that time slot and that time slot only, then wait nearby while the trim takes place. All volunteers during the rabbit portion will be wearing extra PPE (personal protective equipment) and will be performing additional sanitation and safety procedures. Once the trim is complete they must immediately take their rabbit(s) out of the pet store. 

 

These procedures have been put in place to help limit any contact between rabbits as much as possible in order to prevent any possible spread of the virus. If you have any questions or concerns about our new procedures, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 
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SAINT PAUL/

 HIGHLAND PARK

NAIL TRIM CLINIC

February 13th

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Chuck & Don's Pet Food & Supplies

2114 Ford Parkway
St. Paul, MN  55116

Let us give your pocket pet a mani/pedi! Please note that wait times may vary depending on animal cooperation and social distancing restrictions.

HOW IT WORKS

All pet parents are required to wear a face-covering for any interactions with MNPPR volunteers. Please maintain a distance of at least 6 feet between other pet parents and store guests.

1. Before you attend the event, be sure to register for your selected event so that we can ensure we have the staff and time to attend to your pet. You must be registered to participate. If you are not registered, visit our website to complete the process. If you are in need of assistance, please utilize Facebook messenger to contact us.

2. Your pet must arrive in a secure and safe MNPPR approved carrier. A MNPPR approved carrier requires the following:

 

  1. Must be completely enclosed and secured.

  2. Must have adequate ventilation for proper breathing.

  3. Should be appropriately sized so that your pet can stand up and turn around inside the carrier (at a minimum.)

 

If you arrive with a carrier that is inappropriate you will be asked to leave for the safety of you, your pets, and everyone else. Alternatively, you may purchase a used one from us at a discounted rate or a new one from the store. Ask a volunteer for more information about our carriers if you have any questions!

 

3. Once you've arrived and are registered, check in with our volunteer at the Nail Trim station to drop off your pet(s) in a secure carrier. When you drop off your pet please let us know your preferred pick-up location (either the store entrance by the parking lot or at our nail trim station.) If you are not comfortable entering the store, please message us via Facebook for curbside assistance when you arrive.

 

4. Our volunteers will fill out a tag with your pet's information and services requested and attach it to your pet's carrier.

5. When your pet's trim is complete, we will let you know and you can pick them up at your preferred pick up area. We will have you check out with one of our volunteers to collect your donation and punch your loyalty card if applicable.

6. We request $10 per nail trim and $5 per brushing for each pet. We accept PayPal, Square, checks, and cash (sorry, we cannot provide change back during COVID.) To pay online, click here and choose your service. For your convenience, we offer free wifi at our events that you can use to make your payment online if you prefer.

TOOLS WE USE

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Small Pet

Nail Trimmers

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Large Pet

Nail Trimmers

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Baby Nail Scissors

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Human Nail Clippers

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Emery Board

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Antiseptic Powder

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Toothbrush

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Rubber Brush

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Soft Bristle Brush

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Wide-Toothed Slicker Brush

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Fine-Toothed Slicker Brush

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Fine Long-Toothed Comb

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Cotton Swabs

TIPS

• Please bring your pet(s) in a secure carrier.

• Although we will have some treats on-site, we recommend bringing your pets' favorite treats along with you.

• Bring along or place in your pet's carrier their special blanket, items that smell like you, special toys, or other comfort items. If your pet is a species that eats hay, be sure to place some in their carrier with them for the trip.

• Use a transport box to coax your pet in and out of its cage and carrier.

• Traveling, attending events, meeting new people, and being groomed can all be quite stressful for pocket pets. Be mindful of your pet's stress level and be sure to give them plenty of personal space and time to recover after the Nail Trim Clinic.

• Sometimes your pet's nails may feel sharper right after their nails are trimmed. They should smooth out in a few days but be extra careful when handling your pet so as not to get scratched.

 

LOYALTY CARD

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Sign up for our free loyalty card at one of our Nail Trim Clinics and redeem full cards for rewards. Each card holds ten punches. You will receive one punch for every $5 donated for a pocket pet nail trim or brushing session. 

Where do I sign up? You must attend one of our Nail Trim Clinics and sign up with us in person to receive your Loyalty Card.

What if I pre-paid online? If you've pre-paid online before the event, you must show proof on paper or your electronic device of the amount paid to get your card punched.

How do I pay online? You can use one of our pre-set links to purchase one or multiple nail trims and brushing sessions or select the "Make A Larger Donation" button to choose the amount you would like to donate. Click here to jump to our pre-pay section.

What if I forget my card? If you forget your card, we will issue you a new card. Any lost card punches will be forfeited until/unless the old card is located and turned in. If/when you bring both cards, we will transfer the punches from the old card to the new one, confiscate the old card, and write the date and information on it that it has been transferred. 

What if my donation is between $5 increments? If your donation is between each 5 dollar increment, we will round down when punching the card.

How do I redeem my card and receive my rewards? Choose your rewards by completing the form here. You will be asked which upcoming Nail Trim Clinic event you would like to turn in your Loyalty Card and pick up your rewards.

 

LOYALTY REWARDS

Turn in one card at a time or save up your cards for more rewards!

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1 FULL CARD

2 FULL CARDS

3 FULL CARDS

Pick one option below.

Three stickers

One sticker and a fire safety sticker pack

One sticker and one pin

One tote bag

One shirt

Ready to redeem your cards? Click the button below to choose your items and let us know what upcoming Nail Trim Clinic you will be picking up your rewards.

 

PRE-PAY / PAY ONLINE

If you'd like to pre-pay for your services, use the links below. You can use one of our pre-set links to purchase one or multiple nail trims and brushing sessions or select the "Make A Larger Donation" button to choose the amount you would like to donate.

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DISCLAIMER

Please note: our volunteers are not trained grooming professionals but are trained in basic pocket pet handling, brushing, and nail trimming procedures. No grooming will be done beyond standard brushing and nail trims. We do not remove mats and recommend you take your pet to a professional groomer or veterinarian for safe mat removal. Any animals displaying signs of illness will not be allowed to participate in the Nail Trim Clinic for health and safety reasons. All ferrets must have proof of current rabies vaccine to participate.

Still have questions about our Nail Trim Clinics? Email us!