September 2020

Dog chewing on a school book.

Good Day Everyone - please enjoy reading our September newsletter!

Labour Day Holiday – We are closed to the public on Monday, September 7th for Labour Day. If you have a regular Monday daycare visit and would like your dog to visit another day please let us know!

September 12 to 20 – Our personal break dates that we have noted in each month’s newsletter (since January!) have finally arrived! We are closed from Saturday, September 12 to Sunday, September 20 for all services. We will re-open for regular business hours on Monday, September 21.

Charity Dog Wash – On Saturday, August 15th we hosted our 6thannual dog wash event. Our grand total of the day was $1892 in donations for Finding Them Homes as well as $191 for Paws of the North Rescue!!

Barrie 360 – Back in June we applied for an advertising grant through a Central Ontario Broadcasting initiative that was developed to help small businesses recover from the losses suffered due to covid. We are beyond excited to say that we were accepted for this grant!

The wonderful digital advertising team members put together an ad that is showing on the Barrie 360 website and will run for a month all free of charge to us! They came up with an awesome ad and selected some photos from our Facebook page to make it perfect! Our advertisement can be found through this link https://barrie360.com/guide-to-dog-friendly-trails-in-simcoe-county/ You may need to remove any ad blockers you have for the site to be able to see the full ad (we had to here).

What an amazing opportunity for us and we are so grateful to have been chosen! We would appreciate if you visit our Facebook page to share the post to help share information about our business. Thank you!

Readers’ Choice Awards – More exciting news! We are in the top 3 nominees for the Barrie Advance Readers’ Choice awards for favourite kennel, pet grooming and pet groomer! Final votes are now on and we are asking for your help please to have a chance to win! Please follow this link for all the details on how to vote! Thanks everyone! https://www.simcoe.com/readerschoice-barrie/business/thee-place-for-paws

Precious Paws Rescue Fundraiser – Bring Us Your Empties! Precious Paws Rescue has a bottle drive fundraiser happening until after the long weekend and we are one of their drop off locations. Please consider donating all your alcohol beverage bottles/cans - thank you!

Paws Of The North Fundraiser – Our friends at Melo’s Masks are selling cotton face mask for $6/each with 50% of all sales being donated to Paws Of The North Rescue. We have a variety of masks available in both reception areas. Thank you for your support!

Finding Them Homes Fundraiser – Finding Them Homes Rescue are asking for donations of new or very gently used large and x-large buckle collars and leashes to send to a First Nations community in Northern Ontario. Please feel free to drop off any donations you may have to us. We appreciate your help - thank you!

Facebook – Have you visited our Facebook page? We keep you updated with news, weekly photos, videos, and events. Follow this link - www.facebook.com/TheePlaceForPawsPetRetreat to the page!

While you are there we invite you to write a review/recommendation – many new clients find us through Facebook and seeing your reviews really helps! Feel free to “like” anything on the page and if you have questions you can message us directly. Enjoy seeing all the fun we have around here!

Mark These Dates In Your Calendar – Please mark these dates in your calendars that we will have limited services or will be closed. We will remind you of these dates in each monthly newsletter:

Thursday, January 7, 2021 – daycare services available; all boarding dogs to be picked up

Friday, Jan. 8 to Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 – closed to the public (re-open for regular hours on Jan. 12)

here will be other dates throughout the year that are not listed here we will let you know about (statutory holidays for example). We will always keep you informed of these dates!

That’s all for now…thank you everyone for all your support and friendship – we appreciate it!

Shawn & Sandy