As we express frequently, we love all of the good dogs and their parents who support our business. As with many small businesses, Good Dog’s business has been declining as our community protects themselves and their families from exposure to COVID-19, aka, the Coronavirus. Early this week our attendance reduced by about 40% and it’s been continuing to decline all week - we’re down 80% today. As business owners and employers, this is very concerning.
We understand the need to segregate and self-quarantine, but we also know that your dogs need continued interaction. The American Veterinary Medical Foundation states that “there is no evidence at this point to indicate that pets become ill with COVID-19 or that they spread it”. Good news for dogs!
Our facility is continually disinfected due to stringent regulations imposed by the Seattle/King County Department of Health from which we obtain our annual operating permit. In addition, we’ve encouraged increased awareness in our employees including encouraging frequent and thorough hand washing as well as maintaining safe distances from other humans and not coming in if they’re not feeling well. The good news about a business like Good Dog is that there isn’t a great deal of human interaction.
To that end, we ask that you bring your good dogs into Good Dog. Dogs love routine and they love seeing their canine and human friends at daycare. You’ll probably notice them getting cabin fever just like you do once they’ve been home for a few days. And, honestly, without your continued business, Good Dog might not be there for them to return to once this situation is resolved.
As for you, our dog parents, please wash your hands, don’t touch your face, use hand sanitizer, and stay in if you’re not feeling well!