Dear Doggin’ Around Family:
First and foremost, I hope you and your loved ones are all staying safe and well. As the unprecedented situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to develop, we will continue to make proactive decisions for the care and welfare of our customers, dogs and employees.
Given the current situation, we considered shutting down but had a change of direction when we started talking to the people who use our services. We discovered that many of our customers are medical professionals, first responders, military personnel and others who perform critical functions during this crisis. They do not know if they will be asked to work double-shifts, stay late or have unforeseen duties that take them away for multiple days. The last thing they need is to have to worry about their pet’s well-being. We believe that the services we provide in allowing these everyday heroes to do whatever the situation requires is essential and we are committed to continuing to serve our customers in a safe and responsible manner.
So, what does this mean?It means that after careful consideration, Doggin’ Around has decided to remain open with the following changes:
Monday – Friday 8am to 6pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday
We realize we may have clients that depend on our care past these hours. Our plan is to have limited staff on site 24 hours, so please feel free to call and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Service Changes/Non-essential services:
All Training and Puppy play is cancelled until April 4, 2020
Ellen is available for private lessons please call her directly at (714) 724-3951
Pet Grooming is not considered as an essential service and will be unavailable until further notice.
This decision to change our hours and service offerings was not taken lightly and we have already implemented stricter policies to protect our customers and staff: It is important to know that at this time, COVID-19 is thought to not be a threat to your dogs. Experts agree that the chances of your pet coming home carrying the virus from our facility or anywhere else is remote.
Steps we are taking to keep pets and people safe:
We are monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) closely and are taking extra cleaning and sanitizing precautions, using a disinfectant formulated to kill coronavirus among other germs. We are told, and are confident, that our current cleaning solutions are effective in eliminating the virus.
Please help us by washing collars and leashes frequently.
We would also advise wiping off your dogs with a “Pet Friendly” cleansing wipe.
There will be curb-side drop-off and pick-up available. Just call, we will be happy to come get your dog. (805) 223-3630.
Please rest assured that we will do everything we can to reduce the possibility of the spread of the virus should it reach our facility. At Doggin’ we are committed to doing our best to continue to support you and your pets through this challenging time.♥️
Thank you for all your kindness.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Doggin’ Around Daycare