March 23, 2020
COVID-19 Updates
This afternoon Virginia Governor Ralph Northam issued a statewide order to close recreational and entertainment businesses, K-12 Schools, and all dining and on-site alcohol establishments.

Based on the established guidelines for all other businesses, Fur-Get Me Not is open and will continue to operate within the guidelines set forth.

These guidelines include:
  • No more than 10 patrons per establishment, which is not relevant to our dog daycare or dog walking services and we have already paused all group dog training classes. The Governor clarified this number of patrons does not apply to the number of employees on site. At this time however, we have fewer than 10 employees working on site at dog daycare at any single time.
  • We are able to conduct business while adhering to social distancing guidelines.
  • For dog walking and pet sitting, we can work out procedures specific to each home to ensure minimal contact. Just give our office a call and we’ll add them to your file and inform your dog walker or pet sitter.
  • For dog daycare, please use our curbside pick-up. Just pull into our parking lot and text us at 77-FGMN CURB (773-466-2872). We did just change the number to ensure it could be dedicated for this service going forward. Now that Arlington dog parks have been closed, give our dog daycare a try. 
  • We are continually sanitizing common surfaces and work spaces at our facility.
  • We are washing our hands and using hand sanitizer regularly. Our dog walkers and pet sitters are following safe practices before and after caring for your pet.

Even though our business remains open, we are understandably receiving a large volume of cancellations. We are similar to all other small businesses struggling to generate enough revenue to cover rent and other operating expenses. The impact has forced us to reduce employee hours and lay off workers. We hope this is only temporary and we will be able to ramp back up when the economy rebounds but in the meantime we could use your support now more than ever.

Please buy a gift card for you or someone you know, you have one year to redeem them. If you are at home with your dog and looking for something fun to do, purchase the online Tricks for Fun class or recommend it to another dog owner anywhere in the country. It's also great for kids ages 10+ and applies the principles of animal learning through positive reinforcement but most importantly, it's just fun! If you need dog training advice or recently adopted a new family member, give us a call. We offer 30 minute phone consults and our trainers are standing by to answer all your questions.

We are continuing to brainstorm new ideas and service offerings to try to keep Fur-Get Me Not operating during this economic downturn. We expect to offer online retail packages with home delivery in the next couple days. Stay tuned for more details.

Also, we have added a COVID-19 page to our website to keep you informed as our business operations adapt to our new

Thank you for trusting us to care for your pets.
 
Sincerely,
 
Tammy & Steve
Revised Operating Hours
Office Hours
  • Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM
  • Closed Weekends

Dog Daycare & Boarding
  • Monday-Friday 7AM-7PM
  • Weekends 9AM-6PM
New Online Gift Cards
Want to support us but don't need our services right now? Buy a gift card. Apply them towards your future invoice when you need our services again.

  • Good for up to one year from purchase date.
  • Buy them for your neighbors. They make great gifts!
  • Don't have a pet? Buy them for someone who does.
  • Shop local.

Phone Consults
Is your dog going nuts right now adapting to his new routine? Are you trying to work from home while the kids are out of school and seeing a change in your dog's behavior? Call Us.

  • 30 minute phone consult with a Certified Professional Dog Trainer
  • Positive Training advice
  • Get immediate support and helpful tips
  • $45

Teach Your Dog Tricks from Home
If you're sheltered in place, spending a lot of time with your dog, and need a creative outlet for your dog - support us and buy this for yourself or someone who has a dog. Since it's an online course, you can gift it to anyone, anywhere in the world.

The folks at Dog Gurus are offering their online Trick Training class for resale to dog daycare and training facilities across the country to help our industry generate some working revenue during this time. Purchase this class and we make a profit that goes to support our continued business operations.

  • 35 short video tutorials covering over 15 different behaviors
  • Video taught by Certified Professional Dog Trainer Robin Bennett, CPDT-KA
  • Use of positive reinforcement methods
  • $99 course with one year online access

Fur-Get Me Not | 4140 S Four Mile Run Dr, Arlington VA 22206 | 703-933-1935