Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming in Ridgewood opened in 2017 to spoil furry family members and cater to customers with a caring, personalized touch. In recent months, the woman-owned small business has faced current challenges head-on to thrive and support the needs of the local community, employees, neighbors and their beloved pets.
Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Ridgewood owner Maureen Barrett was recently selected by GlobalGiving to receive a $5,000 COVID-19 relief and recovery grant from the Red Backpack Fund, made possible by the Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation. Grantees were selected based on outstanding applications, an urgent need for COVID-19 business relief and demonstrated capacity to overcome setbacks.
To give back, thank customers for continued support and honor local heroes throughout Ridgewood Glenrock, Hohokus and Midland Park, Maureen is paying it forward by offering a First Responder Free Pet Bath program. For hospital personnel, firefighters, paramedics and police first responders, the store will provide free luxury baths to their dogs every Sunday throughout the summer. Plus, first responders receive a 10% discount on pet food on Sundays this summer. Grooming/bath appointments must be made in advance and ID is required.
Due to the popularity of the first responder program, and as regular store hours are ramping back up, three new full-time retail and grooming employees have been hired.
“Mike and I are so blessed to have chosen Ridgewood as our home for Woof Gang Bakery and Grooming,” said owner Maureen Barrett. “The residents of Ridgewood and the surrounding communities have been incredibly supportive during these challenging times. We are so appreciative that they choose to shop local and support small businesses in our community!”
To care for their customers and staff, the store now offers local delivery of retail items, like pet food, treats, toys, chews, accessories and other essentials. Plus, they have added free, nearby home pick up and drop off for grooming clients. Inside the store, safety procedures including face masks, touchless payment options, hand sanitizer and increased store cleaning and sanitizing routines have been implemented. Safe social distancing is practiced throughout the store, as well as in the pet grooming areas.
Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming is located at 234 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, N.J., 07450; phone 201-444-9663.
About Woof Gang Bakery
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