Grooming Stall Information
- Reservations Open: February 1st, 2021
- Cancellation Deadline without Penalty: September 15th, 2021
- Grooming stalls will be available starting October 24th, 2021.
Free Grooming Areas
Free grooming areas will be available with NO electric. Set ups in free grooming will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Set ups must be removed daily at the conclusion of judging. Since free grooming will be not be inside stalls, there is a limit of 4 dogs at each free grooming site.
Reserved Grooming Stalls
160+ indoor grooming stalls in 3 brand-new, never before used, climate-controlled grooming buildings. Each stall is equipped with state-of-the-art wall to wall anti-fatigue matting and a built-in overhead fan. The stalls are 12’ x 14’ with one 20-amp electrical circuit. Please bring your own extension cords.
Bathing areas with hot and cold water are located indoors at the end of designated rows of stalls. Please bring your own shampoo and towels.
If you would like grooming stalls next to or across from a friend, you will need to send your reservations together and specify your request on both forms. If you are sharing a grooming space, you will need to list the names of those who are sharing with you. All names will be listed on a master roster which will be posted.
Pursuant to WEC rules, which are mandated by the USDAA, fire marshal and emergency evacuation code requirements, there can be no more than 8 dogs in a stall and no more than 2 grooming tables in each stall. Shavings and x-pens are not allowed inside the grooming building.
Regarding the 20-amp electrical circuits: if you are sharing space, two dryers can usually be run together at 20 amps, but both dryers should not be started at the same time, since their simultaneous initial (start-up) draw would probably exceed 20 amps. Please check your dryers running amperage and make sure you and your partner will be able to run your dryers together without exceeding 20 amps. WEC will provide one free reset per blown circuit, but there will be a $30 charge for subsequent resetting of the same circuit thereafter.
There are to be no electric appliances in the grooming stalls i.e. no coffee pots, microwaves, toasters, etc.
If your grooming tables do not have rubber caps on the legs and your tables cut into the new floor matting, you will be responsible for the cost of repairs to the surface. Please bring a mat to put under your tables if you’re not sure.
No tables, crates or equipment will be allowed to be set up outside the stalls.
There will be 24-hour access to the stalls, but there will be no security after 9 pm, so if you choose to leave your dogs after that time, you do so at your own risk.
Reservations may be cancelled without penalty through September 15, 2021. No refunds will be available after that date. Please email Michele Panetta to cancel any confirmed reservations. Refunds will be processed as quickly as possible, however final processing may not occur until after the event.