Emery-n-Denise’s Golden PuppiesTM is doing our part to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Fortunately, we are remotely located away from population centers or high traffic areas for retail or commerce. As a business practice, we only schedule one family at a time to visit our facility and see our puppies. Visits to our facility occur only when the puppies of interest to you are 5 weeks of age or older.
We now conduct all of our appointments with our customers outdoors where ultra violet sunlight offers a great deal of protection against viral transmission. If you prefer to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) such as a face mask, we completely respect that and will do the same to help you feel safe. If you are scheduled to come to our facility to see our pups, please bring your own PPE (face masks) if you feel you need to wear one. In addition, we will use a hand-sanitizer before and after meeting with you and request you to do the same.
It saddens us that this has become a necessary protocol for puppy buyers who come to our facility. Under other circumstances we would normally invite you into our home and treat you like a family member with an embracing warmth and a welcoming spirit. Unfortunately, at this time we cannot do what our heart desires to make our customers feel completely warm and welcome at our facility. Therefore, currently and until further notice we will only be interfacing with our customers in an outdoor location at our facility so that you can interact with our puppies. We thank everyone for their cooperation and understanding. We are praying for our nation, the health and protection of all, especially the front-line workers, first responders, and the backbone of workers in our nation who have kept all the essential sustenances moving forward for everyone. We hope for a soon recovery of our nation so that all of us can hopefully return to some sense of normalcy.
YEAR-END / NEW YEAR UPDATE:
Well, flu season is now upon us again as we head into the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. With colder and more humid weather, viruses thrive and spread more easily. Therefore, we will continue the practices and procedures mentioned above for both yours and our protection. Yes we know there are all kinds of claims and reports about whether masks and social distancing is effective or not, and we have our own opinions, but if we are going to be wrong about something, we want to err on the side of caution to respect all. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Since we are meeting our customers on our property outdoors, we will not be wearing masks on warm, sunny, humid, days. But if anyone comes to our property wearing a mask on any type of day, we will wear a mask also out of respect. We will use hand sanitizer for ourselves and can provide it for you when you first arrive upon request. Although the spread of viruses is far less likely in outdoor settings, especially when exposure to others is not for extended periods of time, we will still excercise safe practices to insure your protection as well as ours.
In addition, we would very much appreciate if you chose to do a video chat rather than a personal appearance at our facility if you have exhibited any signs of infection such as fever, loss of taste or smell, or other flu-like symptoms, or have recently come in contact with anyone who has exhibited these signs. But if you are needing to pick up your puppy to take it home and you have experienced these signs or come in contact with others who have, then we will ask you to remain in your car when you arrive, and we will bring your puppy to you along with all the paperwork. When you get back home, we will go over all the paper work with you over the phone.
Fortunately, and probably due to our remotely isolated location, we have remained COVID free since the beginning of the pandemic, but we have also been fairly conservative with our hygienic practices. We hate that we have to do this because we love contact with others and warm friendliness, but we feel these safety precautions are necessary for your protection and ours. Just know that Emery-n-Denise loves our puppy buyers and have great respect and appreciation for you because of the loving home you are providing for our puppy babies.
Sincerely and Warmly,
Emery-n-Denise’s Golden PuppiesTM