Time to close the doors
It is with a very heavy heart that we have made the decision to close the shop doors to the public from today. We do not offer an “essential” service to the town, so it seems like the responsible thing to do amid this global crisis.
Our hearts go out to all the other small local businesses that are having to make the same decision. We are a small community with many family run businesses at it’s heart. I plead with everyone, no matter where you are, that once this thing is over get out and support the small local businesses. We are all going to need your support if we are to get over this.
WHAT ABOUT MY FRAME?
If you have brought in things to be framed then we will complete the work as soon as we can. I will contact you once the work is completed and arrange for payment and collection/delivery. It will take some time, so please be patient with us.
If you are not willing to wait, then please contact us and we can arrange for you to collect the item you have brought in for framing.
What about my pet Photography Wall Art?
Again, any orders we have will be completed as soon as possible. I will contact you to arrange payment and collection/delivery. These are extraordinary times and we ask you to bear with us while we get ourselves sorted out.
Let’s Stick together!
If there are any Brixham businesses that need product photography for web sites to allow them to keep trading online, please contact us. This is a service we are happy to provide and will do so at a very reasonable cost.
Likewise, if anyone needs help in setting up an e-commerce website I am more than willing to assist.
A massive thank you to everyone who has supported this business over the last thirteen years. I have poured my heart, soul and bank account into getting it to where it is, and without your support we would never have made it this far.
We will be back. It might not be the same again, but we will be back.
Stay positive, and stay safe.
Doing our bit to stop the spread
The corona virus outbreak is effecting us all in many ways, and here at Shooting The Dog we are taking measures to keep ourselves and our customers safe.
As of the week commencing Monday 23rd March we will only be opening the shop on Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week. Our normal opening hours will be in place on these days: 9:30 am – 4pm on Thursday and Friday, and 10 am – 3pm on Saturday.
Our shop is very small, so we ask that if you do visit, please only come in as a maximum of two people at once. If you see a customer in the shop when you arrive then please wait outside until we are free. The more distance we keep between us all, the less likely this horrific virus is likely to spread.
These are the plans at the moment, but may well change, and we will be following government advice.
The Framing Dept.
As many of you will know, Mel the framer is of a certain age; and falls into the “at risk” category. To ensure he keeps well he is, sensibly, following government advice and avoiding social contact as much as possible. This means that ALL framing jobs will be suspended for now.
Jobs we have in the shop awaiting completion, will be completed as and when it is deemed safe to do so. However, if you feel you cannot wait please contact us to arrange collection of your artwork. We will be contacting the customers of outstanding work later today to discuss their options.
We do not take these corona virus measures lightly, but Mel’s welfare is of upmost importance as is that of our customers.
The pet photography side of things will , for the moment, continue; so if you are interested in having your pet photographed please contact us through the website.
We will have to introduce restrictions on the number of people who attend with the pets for studio shoots, but we will discuss this with you at time of booking. You should also be advised that it may take longer to get your final products to you.
Corona Virus Measures
If you are concerned in any way with regard corona virus here are some useful links to information currently available:
- World Health Organisation