Sunday, December 30, 2012

Fenway Bark - 2012 In Review

On behalf of the Fenway Bark team, the boys, and Jim, I want to thank you so much for a stellar second year for Fenway Bark!

Some milestones that are due, in no small amount to your support of our business include:

- The number of customers and dogs more than doubled in our second year!  Many of our new customers came from your recommendations.  Thank you!  We are humbled by your kind words.  Please remember we reward recommendations with free daycare and other perks.

- Through Great Dog Rescue of New England and Last Hope K9 Rescue, Fenway Bark has helped 58 rescue dogs find their forever homes!

- Through the generous contributions of the Fenway Bark clients, Angell Memorial Staff, and Pawsitive Dog clients we were able to collect a truckload of pet food and supply donations to send to the hurricane ravaged areas of New York touching the hearts and paws of our neighbors in the Tri-State area.  Thank you!


- Fenway Bark was named Best of Boston 2012 by Boston Magazine

- Fenway Bark was named one of the top 10 small businesses in the United States by American Express in the Big Break contest.  And although we didn't win the National contest, we felt like we won a million dollars with the support we received from our clients and the community!

We would also like to celebrate something equally important, our customers willingness to get a bit goofy with us because, quite frankly, there isn't enough plain goofiness in this world anymore so we create it when we can and enjoy when you laugh along with us.

- Baby New Year!

- K9 Mardi Gras!

- Fenway Bark was able to crown its first Prom King and Queen and Junior Prom King and Queen!

- We had our first Easter Egg Hunt where our guests sniffed out treats in eggs throughout the facility.

 - We had Yoghund Frozen Yogurt/K9 ice cream socials!

 - We have over 4000 genuine Facebook followers and were able to reach about 1 million people weekly with a mix of news, pictures, celebrations of the wonderful relationship people have with their dogs,
 goofiness and contests!

We were able to achieve important milestones through dedication to doing an exceptional job for our clients, setting the bar high, and avoiding pervasive industry practices of slamming the competition with fake Yelp reviews, etc.

Our future includes expanding our daycare services to meet the growing demand and re-evaluating the needs of our customers when it comes to retail product and the carrying cost of inventory and such.  We are looking at better solutions to meet your diverse food needs and our business profitability needs.

Our future also includes expanding our pick up and drop off services, expanding our offering of adjunct therapy services, and keeping a dialogue open with our customers to make sure that we are hearing what you need and anticipating your future needs.  To that end, we invite you to provide us with feedback on a short Survey Monkey questionnaire.

We are grateful for your support of our business, particularly during challenging economic times, and it is through your support that we were able to grow over 250% year over year.  We will only be able to continue healthy growth through listening to you and delivering on the promise of exceptional pet care for our exceptional clients and their family dog(s) and earning your recommendation every day.

Thank you again.

Warm Regards,


PS - We miss you Sofie, Jack, Tina and Muffy.  You helped our hearts grow while you were with us.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Referral Bonus and Referral Contest!

Did you know that when you refer Fenway Bark to friends, family and colleagues and they purchase services from us, we reward you if they make us aware of your referral?

That's right.  Fenway Bark provides free daycare for each referral customer that purchases our services!  Fenway Bark has already provided hundreds of free daycare days to our clients for their kind successful referrals!

Between now and January 1 Fenway Bark will be running a referral contest! 

The customer that refers the most clients to us in the next 6 weeks will receive a 4 night stay in a Luxury Box plus a bath and nail trim, a $500 value!  That is on top of the one day free for each client that buys our services!

Gift Cerfificates for Fenway Bark

Are your friends and family scratching their heads on what to get you and your pooch for the holidays?  

Have them call Fenway Bark to purchase a daycare package, boarding package and more!  We are happy to help identify the perfect gift for you and your pooch!

Just point them to Fenway Bark at 617-464-4364!

Pawferctly Pawdicured!

Caring for your dog's feet and nails are important and trimming dog nails are one of the least favorite components of dog responsibility.  

To make it easier for you to ensure your dog's feet stay healthy, Fenway Bark is offering a Perfectly Pawdicured annual nail care plan.  

60 Day and All Star Daycare Clients:
$199 - Year round nail trims/Dremel treatments to keep your dog's nails in great shape.  No need to make an appointment, we schedule your dog's nails to be examined and trimmed with your regular daycare schedule.


Update: Dog Poisonings in Southie

Early last week we posted information on Facebook and emails about alleged dog poisonings in Southie.

It appears that the dog poisonings may have, in fact, been due to natural causes and that poison that was allegedly found in Farragut Park may be due to placed rat traps near the harbor.  The police are analyzing one sample of alleged poison and the results have not been reported yet.

And although it appears that this time the alleged poisonings may not be the case, it is important for your dog to learn to "drop it" and "leave it" in the event your dog picks up something that may be dangerous.

In the course of Fenway Bark being open for two years clients have reported their dogs eating everything from socks to baby toys to marijuana.  

Teaching your dog to drop it or leave it may save your dog's life and avoid needless surgery.

PS - Please be careful at Thanksgiving that your dog doesn't eat dangerous turkey bones, chocolate, grapes, garlic, onions, and more.  For a short presentation on foods that are dangerous for your pooch, click here.


Small Business Saturday - November 24

Small Business Saturday® is November 24th!

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is another day, one dedicated to the businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country.

It’s Small Business Saturday, and this year, it’s happening on November 24th.

Shop Small this November 24th, and let’s make this the biggest day of the year for small business.

To learn more, visit

IMPORTANT - To get a $25 credit from American Express on your credit card for shopping a registered business, including Fenway Bark, go to the link and register your card.  The opportunity is available to a limited amount of people and businesses.

Happy Thanksgiving!

What will you and your pooch be doing for Thanksgiving?  If your dog will be our guest, be sure to check out our new Thanksgiving room service menu including:

- Warm Turkey Slices
- Warm Ham Slices
- Merrick Thanksgiving Dinner
- Turkey Hearts
- Zuke's Turkey n Tater treats
- Gingerbread Football cookies
and more . . .

Happy Thanksgiving from the entire Fenway Bark team!