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Sun: 9 AM to Noon
UPDATE - March 20, 2017
Our facility has been thoroughly disinfected and we are open. We have taken a small number of dogs an that last 10 days and there have no new cases.
We will be assessing our incoming guests for symptoms (cough, runny eyes, runny nose) as we have heard that kennel cough is in our area.
Thank you to all of our wonderful customers for you concern for our business and offers of help with the cleaning process. You are best!
UPDATE - March 1, 2017
It was recently determined that a version of the kennel cough virus was brought into our facility. Unfortunately, it appears to be somewhat resistant to the Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccination. We are aware of a few dogs that have contracted the illness even though they received the vaccination just a couple months ago.
What is kennel cough - it is an upper respiratory infection. It may present with coughing or sneezing symptoms. It is passed as airborne droplets as a result of sneezing or coughing. It is treatable usually with a broad spectrum antibiotic.
Think of it much like a cold or illness running through a preschool or daycare. Once it's present it may or may not infect any or all of the kids. Unfortunately, we are always bringing in new guests so the number of dogs potentially exposed to the virus is unlimited.
Since our number 1 priority is the health of our guests, we have decided to stop taking in new guests for a short time. We are currently in the process of cycling the guests that are here back to their owners. We will then be able to do a deep cleaning and disinfecting of our facility. We should be able to begin the cleaning/disinfecting on Sunday March 5th.
Our plan is to be ready to open our doors and arms to our guests again on Friday March 10th.
To all of our friends that I have spoken to over the past few days.... Your understanding and compassion of this situation has been utterly amazing! Without all of you we wouldn't be able to be here doing what we do.
In an effort to stop or prevent any rumors before they start... This is not something that the Department of Agriculture has great concern about. It is not a disease that needs to be reported to them and they will not shut down a boarding facility because of it. I spoke with our Agriculture representative yesterday. She is aware that we have the virus. As it was put to me - the kennel cough virus is something that can happen no matter how careful a facility is. We are not the first to have this happen and will certainly not be the last.
Our decision to suspend doing business was something Steph and I decided to do on our own. As stated earlier, our 1st priority will always be our guests. If any of you hear something to the contrary please correct that or ask them to contact us so we can set the record straight,
Steph and Doug