Life has changed for all of us so quickly. For some of you, that means increased work demands because you’re now on the front lines of fighting this pandemic. For others, it means having had to move your office to your kitchen table. And finally, it means you are now spending your days home-schooling your children and keeping them both entertained and safe.
Should you need to board your furry loved one, or simply need to bring him/her out for some exercise while you focus on these new work and family demands, we will be here for you — but with some necessary adjustments.
While we are surrounded by uncertainty, we want you to know that the safety and well being of you and everyone at Howlin Hollows Farm is our top priority. We will be following the CDC guidelines and recommendations, so we will be making some necessary changes to drop off and pick up in order to reflect those safety guidelines.
- New weekday hours. Until we get over the curve, we will be adjusting regular weekday hours. They will now be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Weekends. Saturdays and Sundays we will be closed for daycare; boarders arrival/departure times will be by appointment only.
- Call in advance. You will need to call in advance to schedule either daycare or a boarding reservation. 205-977-7245.
- Curbside drop off. Only Howlin Hollows employees will be allowed in the office at this time. Please call us when you arrive, then we’ll dispatch someone to come to your car to get your dog with one of our leashes. All staff will wear masks and gloves when retrieving your dog.
- Curbside pickup. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your dog and if paying by credit card please be ready to give credit card information over the phone. Again, the staff will be wearing masks and gloves.
- When boarding. We would like you to only bring food and medications. No beds or toys. We also ask that you bring the food in a large bag and not small pre-bagged meals. This will make it easier to keep everything sanitized.
- If exposed to the coronavirus. If you or someone in your house is showing symptoms of the coronavirus or if you know that anyone in your family might have been exposed to the virus, we ask that you do not bring your dog to us. We cannot risk exposing any members of our staff or any of our patrons to the virus. Safety needs to be our No. 1 priority.
We greatly appreciate your working with us and adhering to these new guidelines, as they will help to ensure your safety and the safety of our staff.