Work on our new reception centre begins on Monday 25th October!
We are so excited for this next chapter in the history of Mrs Murrays.
If you are visiting there will be a few changes - We've been turfed out of our old reception and have set up camp in our training room at present.
There will be a few more changes to accessing reception as things progress so look out for updates as they occur.
Do allow plenty time for visiting especially if you are dropping off your pet for boarding.
We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause
Don't worry the dogs and cats won't be affected during this time - though you may meet some frazzled office staff ;)
Exciting times ahead and we welcome you to join us on our journey
In case you missed the new plans announced at our 130th Anniversary Dance in November 2019, heres the details from a previous post :)
New reception centre
The concept of the new reception is to totally rebuild this area of the home - which has been in need of for some time. This will allow us to provide a better and larger more welcoming reception area, improved staff welfare facilities and move some of our other areas all under one roof.
A new two storey building incorporating:
new plan of layout
* Larger reception/waiting area
* 2 private rooms which will provide a more discreet and personal space at a difficult time for those handing over their pet for homing They will also be used for those picking up their new family member
* New Vet room - to provide more space and improved facilities for our vets * New bathing/grooming area for the dogs
* New access for the police for stray dogs (24hr access)
* Display area
* Retail area
* New Staff room
* Managers office
* Admin office
* Board room
* Admin storage
* New self contained staff accommodation
The new frontage will also incorporate our logo
Once this has been completed we hope to progress on to Phase 2 - a re-build of our dog rehoming block.
Mrs Murray's is committed to investing in the future and to continue to serve the animals of Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland for the next 130yrs
Each year over 1000 animals pass through our doors - most abandoned or unwanted. The Home is a registered charity and is largely dependent on donations, legacies and the support of the public to help fund the cost of looking after the animals and securing their future. Scottish Registered Charity No: SC012708