Below we are answering some of the questions related to COVID-19 from breeders and dog owners. If you have any questions, you can email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a community. We might be physically apart, but we’re going through this together and we’ll get through this together. Besides, there is good news: we get to quarantine with our canines :)
1. What should I do about vet visits and puppy vaccines?
Many vet clinics are closing except for emergencies, so reschedule your appointment if you can. Ask your vet about telemedicine and mailing prescription refills.
If you have puppies, consider doing distemper-parvo shots and deworming yourself. But if you do have to go to the vet, clean any carrying cases and crates with disinfectant and wash your dogs as soon as you get home.
2. How do I keep me and my puppy buyers safe?
Here are our top 3 safety tips:
Wash your hands with soap. Any kind of soap is OK, and soap is much better than hand sanitizer. If you do use hand sanitizer, make sure it’s at least 60% alcohol.
Wash your dogs with soap. The virus may be transmitted on the dog’s fur and live on it as a surface for days. But DO NOT use sanitizer or other disinfectants on your dogs.
Clean regularly. Use Lysol or other disinfectant products with at least 70% alcohol) to clean and wash sheets, clothes, towels, dog beds, blankets...
3. How do I (and my puppy buyers) socialize puppies in the age of coronavirus?
Here are our top 3 ways to get started:
Start with your family. Focus on building your pup’s trust in you and your loved ones. Try out some fun tricks!
Play dress-up. Masks, wigs, and hats will make you seem like a stranger your dog is meeting for the first time.
4. What can I do to protect myself from scams?
Unfortunately, bad actors are targeting people when they’re scared and vulnerable, so be extra careful. Ask for proof of identity and verification whenever someone requests your personal information. Don’t send money to anyone you don’t know. Don’t open or reply to emails that look sketchy — if someone is trying to pressure you to send money or provide info or something just doesn’t feel right, then it probably isn’t.
If you’re ever the target of a scammer or are concerned you might be but aren’t sure, email us at email@example.com for support. We’ve got your back.