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.
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
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.
Tammy & Steve