The Dawson County Humane Society will reopen its resale shop and boutique on June 12, followed by a storewide event scheduled to take place on June 13.
Store spokesperson Terri Tragesser said that the shop will be taking it slow to begin with, operating under limited hours and extra safety precautions in place in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“A lot of our volunteers are age 65 or older, so we want to make sure that the virus is over so we can protect both our volunteers and customers,” Tragesser said. “So, for now, we’re going to be taking it slow, only opening on Fridays and Saturdays, and taking extra precautions like wearing masks, having hand sanitizer for people to use, social distancing, and possibly limiting numbers of customers in the store depending on how many people we have.”
The shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, June 12, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 13. After that, the shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays during the rest of June.
The whole opening weekend will feature a 30% off storewide sale, and on Saturday, the resale shop will hold an event during its open hours featuring a flea market, sidewalk sale and outside pet adoptions.
“There will also be plenty of Father’s Day goodies for sale,” Tragesser said. “There’ll be sporting equipment, tools, patio furniture — it’s gonna be big cause we’ve been collecting stuff for months while we’ve been closed.”
The goal moving forward, she said, is to get back to the shop’s usual schedule of being open Wednesday through Saturday as soon as they feel it’s totally safe to do so.
“We have so many of our customers that can’t wait for us to open back up, and we’ve missed everyone,” Tragesser said. “It’s been awful not seeing all our customers, and the same with our volunteers, so we can’t wait.”