COVID-19 Updates as of February 12, 2021
Puppy Parties ARE BACK!
Walkers had cancelled our Puppy Parties (for dogs under 2 years old) out of an abundance of caution due to COVID, but we are bringing them back in a manner that will adhere to CDC Guidelines for COVID safety.
Here are the rules:
- Only a limited number of dogs and people will be allowed to attend to permit social distancing
- We will NO LONGER accept walk-ins
- You must call in advance to make a reservation for your pup
- You must let us know in advance how many people will attend
- Walkers must receive all vet records in advance of the party
- Masks are required for all Humans entering the building
- Leashes are required for all Dogs entering the building (Unruly humans may also be leashed!)
Extra Safety Measures:
To adapt to the new levels of precautions, we are making additional changes to safeguard your health, as well as the health of our staff and their families.
As you know, there is no “kennel smell” at Walkers. This is because our cleaning and disinfecting procedures have always been extremely thorough. You may not know it, but we both have pet allergies (it’s true!) and could not do this job if our cleaning procedures did not exceed industry standards. We regularly sanitize all surfaces that pets or people can come in contact with.
Since this outbreak, we have installed extra hand sanitizer stations for our clients and staff and have increased the frequency of our cleaning. Staff will be wearing protective masks and a new Lexan protective shield has been installed.
We have also rearranged our retail & reception areas to create more open space so our clients can have more “social distance” when in our building.
Unlike stories you may hear on the news, our shelves are stocked. We have a variety of toys and treats to keep your pups busy when they are at home with you (and kids who are in virtual school). Our high quality pet foods are all sourced from North America, so we don’t anticipate any shortages.
Remember that we and other small businesses are dependent on in-person transactions need your support to get through this time. We’ve got gift certificates for your future travels and they can be purchased over the phone. If having the kids and the dogs at home is too much, remember we have doggie daycare!
Please do what you can to care for the vulnerable in our community: Donate to food pantries and check on at-risk friends and neighbors. Drop off playing cards or puzzle books to nursing homes.
We will keep you apprised by email and Facebook of any future changes. We appreciate your support and please remember we are always here for you and your pets.
Michele, Sam and everyone here at Walkers