Opening, Closing, and Hosting Procedures

OPENING (Wed. – Sun.)

  • Check whiteboard for special notes 
  • Turn on air filters, Keurig 
  • Scoop litter boxes and top off as needed – food room, bathroom, black pen, wooden pen
  • Adult cats: about ⅕ big can or ⅓ small each (wet food) You can always feed more if they seem hungry but I hate throwing away food.
  • Kittens: ⅓ – ½ can kitten food each
  • Top off kibble as needed
  • Meds and supplements as needed – check whiteboard 
  • Check all water – bowls, fountains, kennels, pens
  • Sweep litter room, lounge, and lobby
  • Vacuum rugs
  • Run steamer at least twice a week
  • Clean any messes; use appropriate cleaners for the mess
  • Clorox wipes: handles of wand toys, arms of chairs, high-touch surfaces – door handles, fan controls, etc.
  • Wash tables with Simple Green
  • Lint roll couches and pillows
  • Empty all trash cans and take trash out
  • Spray food room trash can lightly with Lysol and let dry
  • Put new trash bags in all trash cans
  • Tidy lobby shelves as needed 
  • Open curtains
  • Put out sandwich board
  • Put stickers, business cards, donation jar on desk
  • Turn both window signs to “open”

CLOSING 

  • Scoop litter boxes and top off if needed
  • Turn off air filters, Keurig, and fans
  • Feed cats and kittens wet food (same as mornings)
  • Meds and supplements as needed
  • Check kibble and water
  • Clean up toys
  • Put wand toys up on shelves
  • Close curtains 
  • Bring in sandwich board
  • Turn window signs to “closed”
  • Put metal bar in front door
  • Leave lobby screen door open
  • Move stickers, business cards, donation jar off of desk
  • Exit through back door

DURING BUSINESS HOURS

  • Check whiteboard for special notes
  • Check litter boxes
  • Shake litter mats, sweep
  • Clean surfaces between visits
  • Wipe wand toy handles between visits
  • Tidy up lounge
  • Wash dishes as needed
  • Sweep any messes
  • Clean anything else that needs cleaning
  • Visit shy/new cats in kennels, pens, food room, etc. 
  • Brush cats
  • Clean nose and hand prints off front windows
  • WEDNESDAY: dog food for DoorDash. Bags are in tub in lobby.
  • THURSDAY: cat food for DoorDash. Bags in tub in lobby. 
  • THURSDAY: move trash can to side street (Hurst) in the afternoon 
  • FRIDAY: bring trash can back up in afternoon
  • Replace toilet paper and paper towel rolls as needed
  • Take photos and videos to share to social media

FIRST OF THE MONTH

  • Clean all fountains and replace all filter
  • Wash filters in air purifiers 

OFF SITE

  • Laundry
  • Bank deposits
  • Pick up new cats
  • Vet, vaccine, chip appointments 
  • Foster care
  • Supply pick up

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