Dear Adventure Tails Families,
On March 25th Adventure Tails temporarily closed as a result of the Ontario government order requiring all non-essential services to temporarily cease operations. Shutting down services was important to stop the spread of this dangerous virus.
On May 14th the Ontario government advised as part of its phased re-open plan that dog walking businesses can resume operations commencing Tuesday May 18th.
Prior to our shut down, we implemented many safety precautions to protect you, your homes, your pets, and our team. We will be continuing those procedures, and have implemented some additional precautions. You'll find a listing of our health and safety procedures below.
COVID-19 has changed the way we carry out our services, and we want to assure you that your health and safety is our number one priority.
If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact me at Laurie@adventuretails.ca or 705-977-1510.
We are really excited to be able to serve you, and can't wait to see you and your pets again! It will be one joyful reunion!!
We will be wearing masks whenever we are in your home.
We disinfect all surfaces we touch before and after we touch them.
Team members will use hand sanitizer before and after each walk /pet sit.
When pet parents are at home we will pick up pets in the backyard to avoid contact with you and your home.
We will bring our own leash to avoid any contact from our team members to your leash.
Team members will be checking their temperature every morning the day they are scheduled to work.
At this time, the CDC has no evidence that animals can spread the virus to humans. The CDC believes COVID-19 may be spread to pets in very few, isolated cases. This has been seen in tigers at the Bronx Zoo, two domestic cats and most recently, a pug. Some of these animals remained asymptomatic while others (one of the cats and some of the large cats at the Bronx Zoo) experienced mild respiratory symptoms and have made a full recovery.
IDEXX, a leading provider of diagnostic products and services to veterinary practices, has “reviewed over 5,000 specimens submitted to IDEXX Reference Laboratories for respiratory tests of sick cats and dogs in 17 different countries. To date, IDEXX has seen no positive results in pets of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus strain responsible for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) respiratory outbreak in humans.”
At this time, the CDC has no evidence that animals can spread the virus to humans. To summarize, pets are thought to be at an extremely low risk of catching COVID-19 from their dog\walker or pet sitter. In an abundance of caution, however, team members will avoid face-to-face contact with pets and adhere to the safety precautions listed above. Dogs will never be allowed to socialize with other humans or dogs they come across on their walks.
We're chomping at the bit to be able to see your pets and take them out on some exciting adventures! Sign up for our services now to ensure your dog can get on our schedule when you go back to work.
For new clients we will be conducting complimentary virtual 'meet and greets', so you can get to know us, we can answer all your questions, and meet you and your pet.
If you have any questions about our services, and to get a quote, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also learn more at our website www.adventuretails.ca.
If you're ready to sign up and would like to book a meet-and-greet, CLICK on the link below. We can't wait to meet you and your furry friend!