Whether you are working on the front lines, working from home or not working at all, life has gotten very different during the pandemic. Here are some pet related resources that might be helpful.
It appears most vets are open, but you need to call ahead and most are doing curbside drop off. Many vets and other businesses who never offered delivery service are now or at least offering curb-side service. It’s probably best to visit their Facebook page or even Instagram page for up-to-date details, since those can be updated more easily than a website.
Most pet stores remain open, offering curbside pick-up. The big box store like Petsmart and Petco, as well as local shop Petcetera, offer the ability to order and pay on their website, then call when you arrive so that can bring your order out.
Pet Food Pantry
Several rescues have Food Pantries for dogs and cats. Reach out to them if you need help feeding your dog or cat, or need cat litter. If you are in the position to help, it would be most appreciated.
• Click here for more information about the LA-SPCA’s program and to apply for assistance online.
• To request food from Zeus’ Rescue’s, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with PET FOOD BANK in the subject line and let them know what you need in the body of the email. Once you get an email that your request has been filled, you will be able to pick it up at there 2520 Napoleon Avenue location. Check their Facebook for the occasional drive-up distribution. If you have extra cat or dog food that you want to donate to the food bank, please bring it to either or 4601 Freret or 2520 Napoleon location. To discover other ways donate to them, please click here.
• Blue Tails is another, local rescue on the Westbank with a pet food pantry. Visit their Facebook page for details or send an email to email@example.com.
• NOLA Bark Market in the By-water also offers free food to pet parents in need. Visit their Facebook Page.
Many places stopped grooming for a while, but now it seems several place are now offering grooming again.
Zeus’ Place – You must call to schedule an appointment: (504) 309-2144. They are at 2520 Napoleon Avenue.
Petcetera – You can book an appointment on their website.
Petsmart – They have starting offering grooming again. Book an appointment on their website.
Petco – Some stores are offering grooming again. You can book an appointment on their website.
COVID-19 and pets
You may have heard a tiger tested positive in New York. The chance is still slim of transmitting the virus to your pets and they to you. The CDC has guidelines on their website that addresses this as does the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
I am still offering dog walking services, so if you need to get your pooch out of the house and out of your hair for a bit, let me know! I have always practice good hygiene, making sure to wash my hands or use hand sanitizer between client’s house, and now I am doubling up my efforts. If you are home, you can just hand your pup off to me. If you aren’t home, I will minimize the amount of time I am in your house. I can also use one of my own leashes if you prefer. Everyone, be safe, wash your hands and stay home!