BRISTOL – Despite facing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Woof Pack remains open to provide pet care for first responders and essential employees.
Bob Carbonell, Owner of The Woof Pack, said although business has slowed down, his doggy daycare business will be able to “weather the storm,” but hopes it doesn’t go on for much longer.
“Revenue has dropped below the profit level but we made the commitment to remain open,” he said. “We want to be available so that medical and law enforcement workers and other essential employees have a place to bring their dogs while they continue their heroic work. Our landlord has been very understanding and we’ve had a lot of positive feedback from clients. A lot of our clients have very high energy dogs who need to exercise and leaving them at home is not an option. We’re more than able to accommodate them.”
Carbonell said he wants the public to know The Woof Pack is still here for them and their pets and they will be safe.
“We have trained staff on accelerated sanitizing and practicing social distancing in an effort to minimize exposure and the spread,” he said. “Luckily, six foot leashes make social distancing easy.”
Carbonell said staff has been reduced to minimal teams. However, those that remain have taken the Pet Association’s COVID-19 training course. They are also trained in providing first-aid and CPR to pets.
The Woof Pack is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. by appointment only. They are no longer taking walk-ins to minimize the chance for exposure.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.