Well guys this week has been a rough one. If you read our last post that will explain half of it! By the way I apologize for giving such gruesome details about the ways our victim was abused. I was trying to paint the picture and looking back on it now, it may not have been the best way to approach it. So sorry, but on a side note also know that when things like this happen it really gets me worked up and angry. I hope you see how passionate we are about saving these pups and also hope you want to help us about by donating or even taking in one of our pups. We can’t thank you enough.
SO onto my most recent problem. This one is not dog related, but rather company/location related.
If you read one of my first posts you may have seen we moved to a new place in Rowlett. You may also know that this place is a huge upgrade and we were able to pay 90% of it off upfront because of all of our AWESOME staff, donators and volunteers. We truly can’t thank you guys enough.
Unfortunately, our location is in a pretty busy part of the city, and we have limited spots for our customers, employees and whoever else that wants to visit our place.
We literally have 5 open spots for parking. Yes I know this sucks. As you could imagine these spots go pretty quickly when we have 2 taken up for employees from the get go.
Well as of yesterday we have ran into a problem of people not coming into our place, but still parking in our hard earned parking spots.
I now know why business monitor this so closely. I used to be say the heck to a company’s parking spaces. Now I see exactly why they do this. For one these spots costs us a pretty penny upfront and if people are parking in them and not shopping in our store or even visiting us, we are losing potential money.
I knew we had to take action because the longer I let this go on the more customers we would lose. Therefore I took immediate action and call the police (I shouldn’t have called them looking back at it). I shouldn’t have called them but again, I got a little heated when I saw what was going on and they simply discussed with me alternative actions I could take. Either talk to other business owners about it and maybe it would help, which I doubt would help. Or option 2, call a tow truck service and have them start towing vehicles that use your spots.
So what did I do? Choice 2. Did I want to do this? Not at all. It is actually a bit of a pain in the butt, but it’s the only thing that seemed logical to do. I mean at the end of the day I own these spaces and reserve the right to have them towed.
So I called Tow Rowlett. They were happy to work with me and the job was done. They even offered to hang out and try to scare some people from parking there, which really did help.
After they towed a couple people, we were good to go. We even got a sign stating if you park here and are not a customer, you WILL be towed.
We haven’t had any more issues and we are all and good to go.
I don’t like being the bad guy but I just really want this new place to be functioning 100% so I can run it as efficiently as possible and help our staff and these pups out as best I can.
Sorry for the ramble, I just wanted to let you guys know why those signs are there when you pull up. It’s not that I’m a bad person!!