Hello Good Air Team,
During the fires in Sonoma County the air quality at our home in Dillon Beach was bad, but not nearly as bad as when the Camp Fire in Butte County happened. The bad air lasted for three weeks here in 2018 and was in the “maroon” the entire time. Super harmful air quality. By then, after going through the Sonoma County fires, we were aware of the harm this bad air was doing to our lungs. And I knew if it was doing damage to my lungs, it was doing damage to my dogs lungs.
During the Sonoma county fires I went online to search for masks for my dogs and I found the information that you were working on the masks. I so wish I’d had them last year during the Camp Fires.
Luckily, I had done scent work training with both my dogs. Not for any kind of competition or for work, but just to have fun with my dogs and give them something to do on a rainy day. What a wonderful tool to have last year during the Camp fires. Both my dogs were completely exhausted morning and night with 15 minutes of scent work inside the house. When I needed to take them outside to potty it was a very quick in and out, if at all possible, to minimize their exposure to the bad air. Of course inside, I had multiple air purifiers running.
This year, we’re ready. We’ve got our new masks for both dogs. Both rescues, Lucca is a 14 pound Pomeranian-Shih Tzu-American Eskimo-Pekingese mix, and Trevi at 26 pounds is a German shepherd-Chihuahua-Cattle dog- Poodle-Pomeranian mix, truly a Heinz 57. Lucca wears a small size, and Trevi a medium.
Thanks for all your hard work in developing these masks. I’d love to think we’ll never need them, but the reality of today’s environmental issues, I will be ready for my girls!