Businessman helping dog owners affected by the ongoing government shutdown

PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- As the partial government shutdown drags on, one local company is doing its part to help government workers who aren't getting paid.

Doggy Daze, a grooming salon and pet food shop, is giving away free food for cat and dog owners. The business's owner says after hearing the heartbreaking stories of Federal employees impacted by the shutdown, he knew he had to do something.

And he did.

"Nulo, Merrick, Signature, Fromm, Family Foods," said Sean Kirk. "It's all quality food, not cheap food."

Kirk says he's already given away $1,000 worth of pet food to TSA employees and other federal workers impacted.

"Do you feed yourself? Do you get gas for your car? Do you feed your dog? Who knows the answer?" said Kirk. "If I can help with that, I'd like to."

Kirk owns just one shop in Phoenix. He says he doesn't have much himself, but knows what it's like to struggle financially, so he wanted to give back.

"I'm just a little guy, and I think we all need to play a part," said Kirk. "We all need to help each other out."

Kirk's generosity sparking messages on social media. Now, he's looking to help even more through his GoFundMe page.

"I'm hoping to raise $5,000 to get as much food as I possibly can," said Kirk, who went on to say that even if the shutdown ends, he wants to continue to help the workers catch up on their finances by continuously providing free pet food for a while.

GoFundMe for Doggy Daze Federal Feeding Program