“With little to no travel lately, that’s been pretty rough,” Schokker said. “For example, in our peak times, we usually have maybe 60-70 dogs overnight during the summer peak or over the holidays. We’ve had nights with no dogs.”
Jo Ann Fairbanks, owner of Harbor City Kennels, 2512 Jean Duluth Road, said it’s been about the same for them.
“Some nights when we’d see somewhere around 100 dogs, we’re seeing zero to three,” Fairbanks said. “Today, we have 38 dogs and it’s kind of like a miracle.”
Pet care assistant Ashley Ferguson pets Hera during a 15-minute playtime with another