Every morning, 365 days a year, we clean our facility with bleach.
Since most of our dogs and cats are well-behaved, we allow you to pet most of them. We do ask that you make use of the hand wipes that are placed around the kennels to wipe your hands after touching one animal before touching another. This reduces the spread of minor disease among our animal residents.
Occasionally, despite our precautions, a new stray dog will bring in parvovirus (parvo). Every kennel that accepts dogs has this problem. We immediately take steps to stop the spread of this disease, which is especially dangerous to puppies. If we suspect that we have the disease, there may be restrictions on where you may go, and you will notice the distinct smell of chlorine bleach, which we use several times a day to wash down the facilities to kill the virus.