What You Need To Know About Boarding Your Dog & Corona Virus
We want you to know that we are monitoring the situation carefully out of concern for our staff and clients whom we consider our family and friends. Accordingly, we are following all CDC guidelines for avoiding spread of COVID-19 (and all flu bugs for that matter). An excellent resource for things we should all know, and actions we can all take to minimize risk of infection, is found here: <https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Findex.html%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR3_Afb1Jj2hqfOFuJd4Pr1A4dxZflf9PF_97BdMDzCYy9OwFqfX2p5ZYIA&h=AT0BfVPM2QHDlYAthBrpttq-lE68dKHaUkmhTF04dKKkAVybMZwKGugou6rqzQHgmXUMjCwFfPyWmN_oNE4XEwejt7PYB1g0HQoSLDqk4riTuyDMTfgFZ5oqOFdXFIsE0NbbGevcYwBD3kkAENGw1ykgDgp8fn7gUQ> https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html.
Here at freeDOGm, we are doing all we can to maintain a healthy, happy environment for our clients and their dogs including the following:
* We have always used top-of-the-line disinfectants that kill 99.9% of viruses and it’s safe for pets. We thoroughly clean and disinfect our entire facility every day, including all suites, indoor and outdoor parks, water/food bowls, collars and leashes, food preparation and bathing area, corridors and other areas. We also regularly fumigate our entire facility, inside and outside, for viruses, fleas and ticks, and other germs. Currently, we are adding additional cleanings, especially in our front lobby, throughout the day, of door handles and other surfaces that are touched by people.
* While we already have hand sanitizer stations in many places throughout our facility, we have stocked additional sanitizers at our front lobby for client use.
*Along with regular hand washing and sanitizing, all staff have been instructed to sanitize hands continuously throughout the day, especially our front staff.*
All staff have been instructed to stay home if they feel ill and seek medical attention if needed.
* We are grateful that our dogs here can enjoy ample fresh air in our outdoors parks, quiet time in our suites at night, and healthy air flow through our HVAC systems.
What about your dog and COVID-19?
To date, there is no evidence that dogs can catch or carry COVID-19. According to the CDC website: “There is no reason to think that any animal, including pets in the United States, might be a source of infection with this new coronavirus. To date, CDC has not received any reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19.” More information about COVID-19 and pets can be found here: <https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/interim-guidance-managing-people-in-home-care-and-isolation-who-have-pets.html?fbclid=IwAR2UQKz1QCYE4D1i6_ckaFCaVRijiWWCZHAc8f5ltR14SZfSv7–xgEki7E> https://www.cdc.gov/…/interim-guidance-managing-people-in-h….
As we all navigate these times, we ask that all of us practice good habits and use good common sense. If you or a close family member with whom you have regular contact is sick, please stay home. If your dog is in our daycare program, please do not bring your dog on over yourself, ask someone to bring him or you can use a transport service such as Pet Limo Services (305) 851-1302. You need to be home resting and it is best to limit the risk of exposure.
We want you to know that we here at freeDOGm are staying informed and being proactive in trying to keep our environment healthy, safe, and fun. As always, we welcome your input and suggestions and look forward to serving you with welcoming waves and wiggly wags.