To Our Loyal Customers,

The past year has presented so many challenges for each one of us. As a small business, we have had to make numerous decisions in an attempt to preserve our business and keep our staff and customers safe.

As you all may know, we made the decision to temporarily close our overnight boarding kennel this past winter. Few people were traveling and therefore had no need of overnight care for their pups. Recently, we were able to reopen as people were beginning to travel again. We were thrilled that we were once again able to provide this service to the many pups who have come to know The Yellow Dog’s Barn as their home away from home.

However, we have now been presented with yet another tough decision. We simply cannot find qualified staff to care for these wonderful pups in our kennel. Like so many other small businesses across the country right now, we have jobs available but no one is applying. Unbelievable, right? We could likely hire any unqualified person who wants to “play with dogs all day” but we think that those of you who know us, know that a job at The Yellow Dog’s Barn is so much more than that. We refuse to ever compromise our standard of care and it is with this in mind, that we have made the difficult decision to once again temporarily close our overnight boarding kennel as of May 24, 2021. We did not arrive at this decision lightly. It is our hope that when the job market improves, we will be able to find qualified and experienced staff that will be able to give the level of care that we require of our employees.

We are still available Monday through Friday for day boarding, daycare, grooming and Squirrel Group.

Lastly, we want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who has stood by us over this past year. We promise to keep delivering the standard of care you have come to expect from us and we also promise never to compromise that standard. We hope you will continue with us on the journey through these unchartered waters.

Sincerely,

The Yellow Dog’s Barn