December 4th, 2013
Ike, December 2013
For December 2013, we are honoring Ike, an energetic and social Jack Russell Terrier. Ike, also known as “Baby Ike,” has been a Member since he was only four months old.
Ike is a ladies man with an affinity towards volumptuous pugs. He is known for his public on-again, off-again relationship with Charlotte that is widely followed by Members on instagram.
When he’s not kissing pugs, he is super social and loves wrestling with his two favorite gal pals Casey G and Gidget. Ike also has a talent for playing fetch. The Club Reps are amazed by his dexterity and precision.
Cheers to Ike, our Fitdog of the Month!
November 15th, 2013
Celebrating her 2nd birthday, Pearl invites all of her BFFs for some cake & cookies!
The Birthday Girl
Oakley all pooped out
Lexi sporting the side hat
Pi cleaning up after the party
Older timer Madison still knows how to party
November 12th, 2013
Molly, November 2013
For November 2013, we are honoring Molly E. Molly is a regular Member of the Club and always comes prepared with her neatly packaged lunch and dinner. She is know for her fast tail wagging because her tail wags faster and faster the more excited and happy she is.
Molly and her best buddies, Ike and Blanche, like to explore and investigate the play area together. Her favorite activity is playing King of the Mountain and she also likes to take time to lounge on the play equipment while she’s up there!
During walk time, the Club Reps always call “dibs” on Molly because is a great walker.
Cheers to Molly, our Fitdog of the Month!
October 1st, 2013
Isabelle, October 2013
For October 2013, we are honoring Isabelle, a lovable, playful Labrador mix. Isabelle frequents the Club almost every day. She enjoys her time wrestling with her favorite pals Summer, Finny and Charlie M.
But she’ll stop wrestling in an instant for a belly rub by one of our Club Reps. In fact, every day during walks, Isabelle looks forward to belly rubs and hugs with her favorite Club Rep, Dani. In the afternoon, Isabelle likes to lounge in the sun. Her sweet and affectionate personality make her a Club Rep favorite.
Cheers to Isabelle, Our Fitdog of the Month!
September 30th, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
10am – 4pm
Howl-o-ween Costume Contest
Fitdog is excited to be hosting its 3rd annual Howl-o-ween Photo Shoot & Costume Contest. Dogs are invited to come to Fitdog on October 25th in their Halloween best for a photo shoot against a spooooky background.
This year, the first 25 dogs will automatically be entered in the costume contest for you, our fans, to vote on facebook. The winner will receive a gift basket worth $250.
Facebook fans will have until Thursday, October 31 (Halloween) 11:59 p.m. PST to vote by liking their favorite picture. The dog with the most likes and comments combined will be the winner.
The winner will be announced on Friday, November 1st by 5 p.m. PST.
September 23rd, 2013
Fetch is a not only a fun game but is a great form of exercise. Some dogs will need no introduction to this game and immediately find and retrieve the object. However, other dogs may need you to review the rules of the game with them. Also note that dogs can be very particular about the toys they’ll play fetch with. If your dog doesn’t seem interested with the object you’ve chosen, try other options like a Frisbee, flyers, plastic or soft balls, squeaker toys or even a plain wooden stick you picked up from the ground!
Running with your dog is an easy way for both owners and dogs to shed pounds. If you’re a runner, don’t expect your dog to jump into your running routine the first time out. Dogs, like people, need training and practice to build endurance and distance. Start off slow and build up to a distance that you are both comfortable with. Always remember to bring water!
Tug of War
Tug of war is an at-home game that definitely works to tucker your dog out. Make sure to find a rope or tug toy specifically made for playing tug of war and to avoid hard objects. Most dogs will easily engage in this game. Some like it so much that they will harass you with their tug toys until you give in and play (over and over again). Dogs that have loose or bad teeth should not play tug even with soft objects.
Hiking (or long distance walking) is the simplest exercise to keep your dog healthy and allows you to spend some quality time with your pup. If you are lucky enough to live around hiking trails, we recommend heading out early before the hot mid day sun comes out. Remember to bring lots of water and always watch your dog’s energy level. If your dog is out of shape, he or she will need lots of water breaks and might not make it very far the first time out.
Playing (with 4-legged friends)
Dogs have lots of energy. Some of the best exercise dogs can get is from playing with other energetic dogs. Wrestling, chase, tug of war, and “boxing” are all ways dogs play with each other and will improve your dog’s stamina. Either bring your dog to the dog park or drop them off at a cage-free daycare for some fun times with friends. Not all dogs are social or ready to play in group settings, so make sure to watch your dog for signs of stress or aggression when at the dog park. Also, overweight dogs might not benefit from playing with friends because they can choose not to participate.
September 9th, 2013
Fitdog was a finalist for Best Boarding in 2012. Help us get to #1 for 2013. Click our badge and vote!
September 5th, 2013
Hershey & Scruffy, September 2013
For September 2013, we are honoring Scruffy and Hershey. The brothers frequent the club for daycare and overnight boarding.
Hershey is super social. He spends his days wrestling with his best pals Brian and Gidget while Scruffy likes to explore and welcome new members to the club.
Scruffy is definitely a lover (not a fighter). He prefers hanging out with the staff for some extra TLC. Both enjoy sunbathing and eating their ultra gourmet meals at dinner.
Cheers to Scruffy & Hershey, our Fitdogs of the Month!
September 4th, 2013
Are you prepared for a pet emergency? Andrea Servadio, co-founder of Fitdog Sports Club, has put together a DIY “Dog First Aid Kit” that will leave you better prepared to handle situations from a broken nail, allergic reaction or major wound. Read more.
August 5th, 2013
Los Angeles Magazine features five trails by Fitdog Sports Club co-founder, Andrea Servadio, that will accommodate both man and his best friend. Read more.