24 April 2020

Destination Pet offers Free Pet Boarding and Daycare to health care workers in US during COVID-19 Crisis - “We Got Your Back”

Destination Pet has launched an initiative throughout the US offering free pet boarding and daycare to first responders, hospital workers, Army Corps of Engineers, and mobilized National Guard – who are working on the pandemic front line during the COVID-19 crisis. 

“In this time of need, we can help the two-legged heroes by caring for their four-legged best friends. We are honored to serve and support those who are on the front lines, working tirelessly every day,” said Brett Erreca, Vice President of Operations Destination Pet.

A total of 35 Destination Pet centers, across 16 states, are offering free pet boarding and daycare services to the first responders in their communities. Each center has at least five animals in their care as part of this program, and currently about 1/3 of pets in their care are those of first responders.

Destination Pet has launched an initiative throughout the US offering free pet boarding and daycare to first responders, hospital workers, Army Corps of Engineers, and mobilized National Guard – who are working on the pandemic front line during the COVID-19 crisis. 

“In this time of need, we can help the two-legged heroes by caring for their four-legged best friends. We are honored to serve and support those who are on the front lines, working tirelessly every day,” said Brett Erreca, Vice President of Operations Destination Pet.

A total of 35 Destination Pet centers, across 16 states, are offering free pet boarding and daycare services to the first responders in their communities. Each center has at least five animals in their care as part of this program, and currently about 1/3 of pets in their care are those of first responders.

Pet adoptions have reportedly increased during COVID-19 – due a combination of people looking for companionship as they stay at home, but also due to people getting a pet while they have time at home to bring the dog in and get acclimated.

To help with this new demand for dogs, Destination Pet’s, Lone Star Pet Lodge center in Texas, has partnered with a local animal shelter, largely run and staffed by volunteers, to provide an adoption service, and is fostering and caring for the dogs at their Destination pet facilities.

All adoption fees have been waived, and adoptable dogs are vaccinated, sprayed or neutered, and microchipped. Each year millions of people find a devoted housemate at their local animal shelter.