Hawley Continues Visits in Honor of National Women’s Small Business Month at The Dog Wash in Brockport

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) is continuing his series of visits to local small businesses to commemorate National Women's Small Business Month by visiting The Dog Wash "Do-It-Yourself" Bath House in Brockport this Wednesday. Having already gone to Gilliana’s Diner in Batavia and Revival Beauty Parlor in Medina, he will continue to visit local women-owned small businesses in the 139th Assembly District throughout the month of October.

The Dog Wash, owned by local resident Patti Francisco, has been operating in the Brockport area for years, providing local pet owners with a place to either wash and groom pets themselves in a no-mess environment, or have a trained groomer help them look their best. While the business had to close for about three months during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, it has since reopened and has been an important resource within the community for the many people who became new pet owners while working from home. During the period in which it was shut down, the business was active in assisting with efforts to distribute masks, and continues to promote efforts to find lost pets in the local community.

Assemblyman Hawley will be visiting the business, located at 4612 Lake Road S. Brockport, NY 14420 on Wednesday, October 20 at 4 p.m. While visiting, Hawley will discuss with the owner their experience operating a business throughout the pandemic and honor them for their perseverance in serving the community during unprecedented times.

“Patti’s business has become incredibly important in recent months, as she helps new dog and cat owners become accustomed to caring for their pets. And after months of shutdowns, lockdowns, and mandates, we have more new pet parents than ever,” said Hawley. “I look forward to hearing about how the pandemic has affected the Dog Wash’s operations, and what the future has in store for Patti and her four legged clientele.”