Save House of Ruff!

My dear pal CJ is trying hard to keep her business during these pandemic times. She chose to shut down a few days earlier than others in the interest of keeping the staff safe, customers and herself safe from Covid-19. This decision was also due to the severe drop in the number of daycare and boarding dogs. Unfortunately, full rent is still due despite the crisis. The risk of losing the space or having to back pay two, possibly three months rent and continuing costs after having no income is the harsh reality. As she watches other small businesses close permanently, one after another, she is very fearful. Let's help her come out of this standing tall on the other side.

A message from CJ:

House of Ruff opened our doors in April 2016. House of Ruff has built an amazing community of outstanding dog families.. Currently we have over 2000 members as a part of our family.  We feel very blessed and grateful for you all. 

We wish we could do more to help you during this time. 

House of Ruff is dealing with a very large loss of business due to this pandemic. As we brace ourselves for the long haul we realize this is not going to be over anytime soon. We realized we really need some help financially.   A few friends and family suggested this idea to open a Go Fund Me account. It is really hard to ask for help. I know this is trying times for many. 

As Covid 19 continues to grow, it is becoming clear that this new norm of social distancing and staying home could remain in place for months. The financial effect is unreal, the decrease in business levels over the past month due to people working from home  and trips cancelled had lowered our daycare and overnight boarding reservations. With this decrease in business we could not sustain our monthly bills. We are hoping to raise funds here to cover rent, support the staff and help cover some operational costs over the next two months.  

House of Ruff  needs your help and support.  We have felt a major impact from Covid-19 very quickly.   We really want to still be here when this all blows over. We want to open our doors again to continue to serve our community , to see your smiling faces and those happy dogs!   We want to continue to offer you all of our services. So we are asking for you to please consider donating support to us, to ensure we are still here to serve you and our local community.

Organizer and beneficiary

Jess Whitsitt
Seattle, WA
Cj Tomlinson

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