Fido Fitness Club
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I'm a member and don't know what I would do without these guys. My Vizsla is the happiest pup in the whole world- three days a week our dog gets picked up by the FFC van and goes to "school". We pay less for doggie daycare here than we did to have a dog walker come to the house. The staff/owners go out to their way to please and they also have the best hours- 7 days a week, and open late! When I am not using their pickup/drop-off service, I would drop our pooch off. It's so easy to commute since the dog park is located at the LIRR and they offer free parking! I can't say enough about Fido Fitness. They really care and offer lots of programs and educational classes for your best friend. They also carry Life's Abundance, the best dog food around! And they have the best prices on their dog food. I save $ buying it at FFC then if I were to buy it at the Vet. If you are thinking about daycare or boarding... or just looking for a place to socialize your dog at their dog park... GO GO GO! We got a great community of people and dogs alike that would love to meet you!Feb 8, 2013
I would HIGHLY recommend Fido Fitness Club to anyone who wants the best for their dog! I organize a dog playgroup and found Fido Fitness Club when I was searching for an indoor dog park area for my group to meet. The first time I brought my dog to Fido Fitness, I was pleased. The facility is spacious, CLEAN!, and comfortable and the owners were there on the premises, involved in the day to day operations of their business. My dog played for several hours and made friends quickly with both the staff and the other dogs. Everyone who works there loves dogs and Fido Fitness's behavioral specialist/trainer spent time getting to know my dog, answering my questions about the facility, answering specific questions regarding my dog's quirks, and giving me advice as to how to begin reclaiming my status as the Alpha of my home. I recently left the country for 11 days and I was stressing over the thought of leaving my Frenchie with a kennel. While my dog is a good girl, she has a tendency of letting me know that she's unhappy with me when I come home from my trips! I ultimately decided to leave my dog at the Barrie Inn, which is owned by one of the same women who own Fido Fitness. During the evenings and mornings, the dogs are at the Barrie Inn and during the daytime, the dogs are in daycare with all their friends at Fido Fitness. They're never caged unless you ask for that! I also liked the fact that I could even watch my furbaby on the webcam from overseas if I was missing her. While I was gone, I called several times to check on Stella and was met with friendly and warm voices (of people I knew!!!) from both the Fido Fitness and the Barrie Inn staff who updated my on me dog's behavior and I was reassured that I'd made the right choice. The truest test though has been the fact that my dog has been sweet as pie since she came home! No vindictiveness, she's doing wonderfully, and even seems to listen better! (Anyone who has a dog who thinks that she's queen knows that this is a Godsend!) Ellen, Evelyn, Steve, Carol, and the rest of the staff are superb. You will not regret leaving your pup in the hands of these wonderful dog-lovers! I would highly recommend Fido Fitness and the Barrie Inn and would never even consider leaving my dog anywhere else! Michelle Spencer from Roslyn, NYFeb 28, 2011
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- How did you get started doing this type of work?The owners have dogs who were in need of lots of exercise and Fido Fitness Club offers 4000 sq feet of playground used for off-leash play.
- What types of customers have you worked with?We offer daycare 5 days a week and upon special request. We offer training, both group and private. Our manager Steve can also help you with your dog's behavior problems.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Please bring proof of current vaccinations with you to ensure your dog is protected. Also make sure your dog comes with a flat collar on. No halters, prong or choke chain collars allowed.