Cleaning At Canine To Five Ferndale, As Told In Photos

When we tell people we work at a dog daycare, one of the first things we hear is “OMG, I’d love to play with puppies all day!!!!”.

Yes, there is some dog play – but really, it’s like we’re their doggy janitors – much of our day and overnight is spent cleaning – we actually do about 8 hours of solid cleaning of our facility most days.

They say a photo is worth a thousand words – so we’ll let these cleaning photos tell this story!

One of the first PM cleaning tasks is to get all the dog hair up off the floor. Here's Mariah with the push broom.

One of the first PM cleaning tasks is to get all the dog hair up off the floor. Here’s Mariah with the push broom.

Another tool in our hair cleaning arsenal is the rubber broom!

Another tool in our hair cleaning arsenal is the rubber broom!

The walls get scrubbed 4 foot up each night - those leg lifters can pee pretty high. Here's Jason tackling the walls in back.

The walls get scrubbed 4 foot up each night – those leg lifters can pee pretty high. Here’s Jason tackling the walls in back.

One the hair is up we bust out the floor cleaning machine. Fun Fact: This machine breaks at least once a month - dog hair is not ideal for a floor scrubber!

Once the hair is up we bust out the floor cleaning machine. Fun Fact: This machine breaks at least once a month – dog hair is not ideal for a floor scrubber!

Every bowl is sanitized then washed after every single use in our facility.

Every bowl is sanitized then washed after every single use in our facility.

Clean bowls - and coffee cups. Coffee is another tool in the Canine To Five cleaner's tool box - lots of strong hot coffee.

Clean bowls – and coffee cups. Coffee is another tool in the Canine To Five cleaner’s tool box – lots of strong hot coffee.

Leah wipes down each kennel - all kennels are cleaned daily.

Leah wipes down each kennel – all kennels are cleaned daily.

Beds - another fun thing to pee on! Each bed is sanitized and washed every single night.

Beds – another fun thing to pee on! Each bed is sanitized and washed every single night.

Another Fun Fact: We call this back slop sink area "Jamaica" so we can say we are going to Jamaica every day!! It makes work feel more like a tropical vacation, right?

Another Fun Fact: We call this back slop sink area “Jamaica” so we can say we are going to Jamaica every day!! It makes work feel more like a tropical vacation, right?

Huge Thanks to Logan, who does much of our cleaning, but was not at work on Cleaning Photo Day! Also thanks to Rich, Rob, Leah and Mariah for posing while cleaning!!

 

 

 

 

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