Good news! The province has announced that pet grooming has been permitted to reopen effective today. If you have an appointment calendar, please assume that all appointments Mon Feb 8 and beyond are confirmed. New appointments will be booked on an as-available basis.
Mon Feb 1 2021, 2pm
In the Toronto city news conference pet grooming was mentioned. Mayor Tory advised that pet grooming was discussed at today’s GTHA mayors meeting. GTHA Mayors have requested clarification from the province regarding whether pet grooming services are allowed to open.
January 29 2021
Mayor Tory was on CP24 news at 6:30am this morning. The announcer said that pet grooming was the most common question topic lately. Sadly, Mayor Tory was not able to add anything new to the conversation. Apparently lawyers are still looking into the matter. See Jan 27 posting.
January 27 2021
In today’s daily press conference Mayor Tory addressed the topic of pet grooming. The city of Toronto is in discussions with the province about adding pet grooming to the essential service list. The city of Mississauga announced today that they have suspended enforcement against pet grooming services until they get more clarity from the province. While the Mississauga announcement doesn’t directly apply to us, it does increase the pressure on the Ontario government. We are hopeful that we will hear good news that applies us soon. For now we remain closed.
Most of our customers have received their appointment calendars for 2021. This document provides the schedule for your appointments going forward. Please keep your calendar. We will see you for the next appointment after the closure order is lifted.
January 19 2021
Glamour Pets is closed as a consequence of the stay at home order.
Brighter days are ahead. We will see you soon.
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May 20 2020
Glamour Pets is currently offering full grooming services.
As a consequence of Covid-19 our interactions with you will be a little bit different. Here is what has changed:
- Please meet us outside your front door. We will not be entering houses or apartment buildings.
- We will be wearing masks when we arrive at your door. We suggest customers wear a mask also.
- Please remove all collars, leashes, harnesses, and accessories. We will use our own leashes and products only. Sorry no tooth brushing service.
- Please don’t knock at the van door. To maintain physical distance, we are unable to answer. Use the website contact page to contact us.
While knowledge about Covid-19 seems to increase every day, the risk to our canine and feline family members appears to be low. As of May 9, The American Veterinary Medical association was reporting 5 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in pets worldwide. By contrast, 4 million cases were being reported in humans. Although these 5 cases were heavily publicized in the media, they appear to be rare occurrences. The AVMA also reports that there appears to be no evidence that domestic animals can spread Covid-19 to humans.
To keep our pets safe, we are doing our best to keep work areas and tools sanitized and disinfected. Hand washing and hand sanitizers are used frequently throughout the day. These steps should help to reduce the spread of many possible pathogens, including the Covid-19 virus.
A key concern regarding Covid-19 is keeping our team members safe. If anyone in any of the following is true, we ask that you postpone your appointment:
- A member of your household is experiencing Covid 19 symptoms
- Anyone in your household is under quarantine
- Anyone in your household has traveled outside of Ontario in the past 14 days
Be healthy and stay safe. We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment.
Derek and Team
American Veterinary Medical Association, May 15 Update: