In the wake of the devastating fire that engulfed The Dog Resort in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood, former employees are coming forward to share their experiences and shed light on the situation. The fire not caused significant damage to the facility but also raised concerns about the safety measures in place for both the staff and the beloved four-legged guests. The Dog Resort in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood says all dogs were accounted for after a fire at the daycare on Monday.
All dog owners are not in agreement with the dog park. One dog owner said her dog is died because of the fire. Former employees of The Dog Resort, who wish to remain anonymous, have expressed their deep sadness and shock at the incident. They have also voiced their concerns about the lack of safety protocols and training that they claim existed during their time at the facility. These individuals believe that the fire could have been prevented or at least mitigated if proper precautions had been in place.
Two employees said they worked at Elassioutti’s Lake City Way location and the SoDo building. Both experience another first fire back in February. According to their accounts, fire safety drills were infrequent, and employees were not adequately trained on how to handle emergency situations. There were also issues with outdated fire extinguishers and a lack of clear evacuation plans. Former employees have emphasized that they repeatedly raised these concerns with management but felt their voices were not heard or taken seriously.
The former employees have also expressed their concern for the welfare of the dogs housed at The Dog Resort during the fire. Another worker said there was no fire safety plan other than to get dogs outside. Some former employees claim that there was confusion and chaos during the evacuation process, and they feel the situation could have been better managed.
The Dog Resort was known for its luxurious amenities, attentive staff, and commitment to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for dogs. Many pet owners trusted the facility to care for their furry companions, and the staff worked tirelessly to meet those expectations. However, the recent fire has raised questions about the overall safety practices in place and has left former employees deeply troubled.
In response to these allegations, The Dog Resort’s management has released a statement expressing their regret. It read: “The safety and well-being of our furry friends and staff are our top priorities. To ensure their continued care, the dogs that were in our SoDo location have been relocated to the vacant 15,000-square-foot space belonging to the Downtown Dog Lounge at 942 Elliott Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119. Our staff have moved with the dogs to this location as well. We are providing the same level of care and attention at this location. Please do not call or contact the Downtown Dog Lounge regarding The Dog Resort services.
For those who had planned to bring their dogs in for daycare, we are accepting limited daycare on an as-needed basis at this time. Those who require daycare will be accommodated to the best of our ability until we are able to fully configure the space to meet your needs. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. We kindly ask that you make alternative arrangements for your dog’s daycare needs if possible until we get our new location fully set up.”