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Captain's Letter

Life off the Leash

Holiday Season 2020:

Through my long career as a sailing Captain, I’ve learned that it is sometimes necessary to navigate through choppy waters. However, nothing could have prepared me for the uncertainty of a global pandemic.

We worried about safely opening our stores. We worried about keeping our crew members healthy. And we worried about staying connected with our customers.

So we asked you to share your funniest at-home videos, your touching tales of dog adoption, and the favorite ways that you, your kids, and your dogs passed the time during quarantine. And you did (check out “Brixy’s” tale, just one of many we received, on page 34)! We found that we were able to engage with our customers more than ever and are grateful that you continued to be part of our pack.

As our stores slowly began to reopen, we were excited to welcome you back. And while this holiday season may be different than those of the past, we hope that it finds you well and that the joyous spirit of the season visits your families, your homes, and your hearts.

Stay well,

Captain Bob Douglas and family

Founder of The Black Dog Tavern Co., 1971



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