We, at Fido Fitness, truly believe that a tired dog is a good dog. Let us show you the many ways we can help you believe the same.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday through Friday, no weekend day care or overnight boarding is available.
Drop-off recommended between 7:00-9:00am; Pick-up by 6:00pm
Drop-offs can be scheduled later in the day if arranged ahead of time. Please inform staff at drop-off if you expect to pick-up your dog before 4:00pm.
$1 will be charged extra for every minute after the 6pm pickup.
First half-day (4 hours) of daycare is free for evaluation.
$18/dog - (a savings of 15% for each additional dog in the same family)
$10/dog -- 4 hours or less of daycare
Package Deals (no expiration date!)
10 day pass = $165; 20 day pass = $320
We reserve the right to change rates, as necessary, with at least one month's notice.
Reservations are strongly recommended. Please call at least 2 weeks in advance. Space is limited.
We do not accept walk-in clients.
We are accepting new clients, but there is a wait list before we might be able to get your dog in. We will contact you as space becomes available.
We welcome all dogs, regardless of breed, 3 months or older. Dogs are not required to be spayed or neutered, but female dogs determined to be in heat, will need to stay home.
HOW TO APPLY
We strongly suggest printing off the following application, completing it, and then mailing, faxing, or emailing it to us in advance of your dog's first visit. We will contact you with any questions. You may also stop by and pick up an application in person.
In addition, we will need a copy of your dog's vaccine records (Rabies, Distemper, and Parvo) faxed or emailed to us. Contact your veterinarian. Most local vets are used to this request and will fax what we need upon request.
TAKE A TOUR
We welcome tours at any time during regular business hours, though we might ask your patience if we are in the middle of drop-offs or pick-ups.
Due to safety concerns, please leave your dog at home while you come take a tour.
SAFETY & EMERGENCIES
We stock a pet care emergency first aid kit on site in case of accidents. Our owners are certified through Pet Emergency Education.
Emergency Veterinarian Services of Roanoke
(540) 563-8575; 4902 Frontage Road
DOG SPORT TRAINING
To keep up-to-date with our Flyball team, Heads or Tails, upcoming practices, local tournaments, and when we'll be holding beginner seminars or classes, please follow our Facebook page.
Our website is currently under construction.
WHAT IS FLYBALL?
Flyball is one of the world’s fastest growing dog sports. It combines basic obedience skills with the athleticism of agility, the fun of playing fetch in the backyard, and the thrill of drag racing.
CAN MY DOG PLAY?
Dogs must be at least 9 months old, up-to-date on shots (bring rabies records), and healthy (aka fit for a sport in which speed, flexibility, strength, and endurance are key!). Should know basic commands: sit, stay, come. An aptitude for playing with balls and fetch is good, but not necessary.
Additionally, owners must be able to run, scream, control their dog when excited, and love being part of a team... competitive spirit is welcome!
This is a travel sport, so you must be willing and able to travel at least one weekend a month, about 6 months of the year.
WHAT IS BARN HUNTING?
Barn Hunting is a new dog sport - a cross between Nosework and Earthdog trials. Barn Hunting is based on the traditional roles of many breeds in ridding farms, barns, crop storage areas, and homes of destructive vermin. While some breeds were specifically created to fill this role, this new sport is open to any dog of any breed or mix who wishes to play the game and can fit through an 18" wide by bale-height tall tunnel.
20-25 minute session - $20
Meet-n-greets with a rat. Your dog will be introduced to the rats, both in and outside of the tubes. Practice course runs. Private lessons designed specifically for you. Offered one Saturday a month. Pre-registration is required: See our "Event" page on Facebook.
10 minute practice session - $10
Train on practice courses. Instruction available. Pre-registration is required: See our "Event" page on Facebook.
THE SAFETY OF THE RATS
The rats we use are our pets - they live in the house with us and our dogs and they each have a name. Older rats are retired and taken care of until they pass. The safety of the rats are our upmost concern while training and competing in this sport.
WHAT KIND OF SPACE IS AVAILABLE?
Our play-yard is fully covered with interlocking rubber tiles over concrete for your dog's health and safety; over 2,000 sq. ft.; handicapped accessible; two garage doors open to outside potty area with pea gravel and landscape rocks.
Our "barn" is a 20x30 ft. concrete floor covered with non-slip matting; no heat or air conditioning, but insulated; 6' fencing on two sides. We use this space for our barn hunting lessons.
Contact us for rental spaces and prices. A 15 minute grace period is included in hourly rentals for set-up and tear-down.
All rentals require a minimal deposit ($75) to reserve the space and date(s). You are responsible for cleaning up after your event and getting waivers (see us for a form to use) signed from all participants.
DO YOU HELP WITH ADVERTISING MY CLASS?
Yes and no. We will post flyers at our building and post reminders and information through our Facebook page, but we will not handle class reservations or signing up / exchanges of money.