During this unprecedented time in our history, we wanted to reach out to you to let you know that The Urban Puppy Shop is here to support you and your furry companions as we manage through the ever changing environment of the COVID-19 outbreak.
We want you to know that we are currently open for daycare, overnight boarding, dog walking, and dog grooming, but to ensure the safety and security of our clients, our communities and our team members, have implemented important precautions to practice social distancing and to ensure careful sanitization of all surfaces within our facility.
We ask that you observe any notice posted about entering or exiting the building, and that you respect safe distance when coming in contact with others. These are complicated times, things are changing rapidly, and we will take every measure to keep you informed.
We are also including a statement from the American Veterinarian Association as to their recommendations around best practices while interacting with your four legged family member.
Statement from the AVMA,
"Infectious disease experts and multiple international and domestic human and animal health organizations agree there is no evidence at this point to indicate that pets become ill with COVID-19 or that they spread it to other animals, including people.
If you are not ill with COVID-19, you can interact with your pet as you normally would, including walking, feeding, and playing. You should continue to practice good hygiene during those interactions (e.g., wash hands before and after interacting with your pet; ensure your pet is kept well-groomed; regularly clean your pet’s food and water bowls, bedding material, and toys).
Out of an abundance of caution, it is recommended that those ill with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus. Have another member of your household take care of walking, feeding, and playing with your pet. If you have a service animal or you must care for your pet, then wear a facemask; don’t share food, kiss, or hug them; and wash your hands before and after any contact with them."