There is no doubt these are unprecedented times. The decision to temporarily close our doors due to public concerns regarding the spreading of COVID-19 is a bittersweet one. However, as the owner of Barklandia, I believe it is the socially moral and right thing to do.
When we say that the safety of our staff, our clients and their furry loved ones, and our community is our top priority - we mean it. We mean it with actions and not just words. While there is ample evidence to show that COVID-19 cannot be spread to humans by pets, I believe keeping our doors open to the general public puts us all at risk
That being said, if you are a first responder, a medical professional, or an employee who is deemed "essential" and required to work, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we can support you by caring for your pet (do not schedule through the app). I believe we can take a limited number of pets in a socially responsible manner & in a manner that complies with Governor Brown's recent Executive Order, and help ensure a safe place for your furry loved one while you are on the front lines of helping society through these times.
Additionally, with regards to grooming, if your pet is in need of a grooming that is essential to their health, please contact me directly at the same email as above to see if we can find a way to support the health of your pet in a social responsible manner and in a manner that complies with Executive Order 20-12.
These are trying times for us all. We truly adore our clients and consider it an honor to serve our community. I fully expect that, when the time is right, we will be able open our doors and serve all of our amazing clients and see all our furry guests again. In the meantime, stay healthy, and please give your doggie or doggies virtual hugs from all of us!
Keep those tails wagging and stay healthy.
Rafael & The Barklandia Team