Sun Pony Ranch

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Saturday, October 06, 2007

A Pass with flying colors

Came home from a business trip last Thursday and was getting the scoop on the past couple of days, when Ginger and Dave said we'd gotten a surprise visit from someone. Well, perhapse not so much a visit - as an inspection.

The Colorado Dept. of Ag runs the office that licenses Pet Animal care facilities. (PACFA) They are with whom we have to be licensed to run. When we applied for a license one of their people came up to take a tour - but of course we weren't open yet so they could only evaluate us on what we said we were going to do.

So they showed up this week to see how things looked a year and a half later. Aparently it was a great day for it, we were organized, the yards looked great because they'd been mowed the week before. Dave had just completed picking up the yards. I'd done more kennel cleaning than usual last weekend... etc. So - they were very complimentary on our operations! There were a couple of things they pointed out which are no big deal (sure, we can put the bags of dog food on pallets - lord knows we got enought pallets around what with storing most of our hay on them) etc. They said we could probably count on being inspected on the schedule that the best of facilities are inspected on: every 1.5 years or so.

*purrs with satisfaction*



Blogger Dean said...

No doubt they are happy with your operation, it is something to be very proud of !
Don't you wish they can talk to the dogs? What would the dogs say about the ability to run free and joyously in the back. He he, while at it you might think about having the dogs fill out a questionnaire.

Congrats babe, but I'm not at all surprised. I had OSHA inspection once, same complaint ... put chemicals on pallets. ya ya ya ... :)


10/6/07, 10:34 PM  

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