Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Great Mistletoe Challenge!

Introducing the 

Fenway Bark Great Mistletoe Challenge!

As a female entrepreneur in the first year of business, I don't get out much. 

OK, not at all.

In order to enjoy the holiday season, I need to bring joy through my front door at Fenway Bark for my customers, staff, and guests. 

Which brings me to the 

Fenway Bark Great Mistletoe Challenge!

For each of the local celebrities listed below who come to Fenway Bark and are photographed kissing me on the cheek under the mistletoe between now and Christmas, Fenway Bark will donate $1000 to one of the following charities of the celebrities choice:

2)  Animal Rescue League of Boston
3)  Great Dog Rescue of New England
4)  NEADS - providing service dogs to the deaf and disabled
5)  Fairy Dog Parents

Here is my Great Mistletoe Challenge Christmas list:

Tom Brady
Keith Lockhart
Steven Tyler
Matt Damon
Scott Brown
Curt Schilling
Big Papi
Jack Welsh
Mark Wahlberg
Denis Leary
Steve Carell

So, Fenway Bark fans, use your social media, Rolodex, and contacts to get the word to the 10 Mistletoe Challenge targets on my Christmas list and help generate $10,000 in charitable donations to some very worthy animal welfare organizations.  Don't hold back because you don't know anyone on the list directly.  It is said that everyone knows everyone else in this world by four connections.  Spread the word using your contact list and the word will get to each of them if the Great Mistletoe Challenge is passed on through your networks.  We will publish the pictures on the blog and Facebook for each celebrity who accept the Great Mistetoe Challenge!

The mistletoe is waiting boys.  

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Attention pr contacts: contact Fenway Bark.

We Hope You Had a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

How is your experience at Fenway Bark?

We hope we have delighted you and your pet in your experience doing business with Fenway Bark.  If we have been successful in doing that, please take a moment to share your experience with others on Google Reviews and Yelp!  It will help others who haven't heard about Fenway Bark yet find their way to us. 

Your kind words to other families with dogs has helped us grow.  Please continue to spread the word about us if you think we are a business worth recommending.  Remember, we reward customers for their successful recommendations.

If you have constructive feedback on how we can make your next experience with us better, please take a moment to let me know.  I will personally contact each of you.  Thanks you again for your business!

Meet Riley! Foster Dog at Fenway Bark!

Meet Riley, a foster dog at Fenway Bark through Great Dog Rescue of New England.  We haven't met Riley yet but she will be joining the Fenway Bark family until she finds her forever home later this week. 

If you are interested in reading more about Riley, please visit her Petfinder profile.  If you would like to learn how adopt Riley or other dogs through Great Dog Rescue of New England, please visit their website.

Meet Bella! Foster Dog at Fenway Bark

Meet Bella, a beagle mix dog who will begin to be fostered at Fenway Bark until she finds her forever home starting this week. We haven't met Bella yet but we want to let you know she is coming and if you are interested in meeting her, to let us know.

Her pet finder profile provides more information. You can read more about how to adopt Bella by going to

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thank You from Jane

On Thanksgiving week I would be remiss to not thank each and every customer for your business and your kind recommendations to others. It is your thoughtful recommendations in dog parks, at work, and to friends and family that has helped us with our enviable growth. We are the "little engine that could", fueled by the kind recommendations of our customers.

Thank You. Thank you. Thank You.

Cocoa - Up for adoption through Great Dog Rescue of New England and fostered at Fenway Bark

Cocoa is up for adoption through Great Dog Rescue of New England and being fostered by Fenway Bark.

Come visit Cocoa at Fenway Bark. Adoption inquiries through Great Dog Rescue of New England.

Landon - Up for adoption through Great Dog Rescue of New England and Fostered at Fenway Bark

Meet Landon at Fenway Bark through arrangements with our staff.

Contact Great Dog Rescue directly for adoption information:

Free $25!! Seriously.

Shop at Fenway Bark on Small Business Saturday, November 26, use your registered American Express card, and receive $25 FREE on your statement from American Express! 

Here is what you need to do:

1)  Register each of your American Express cards that qualify in advance.
2)  Shop at Fenway Bark on November 26 for all the pets on your holiday list!
3)  Are you away for the holidays?  Make purchases at Fenway Bark by phone including boarding, daycare, grooming, training and more! We will begin to take phone orders at 6 am.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Fenway Bark in STUFF magazine!

Did you see Fenway Bark mentioned in the Stuffy section of Stuff magazine?  Blueberry facials available for all of our guests!  Talk to the concierge to arrange one for your pampered pooch!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Small Business Saturday, November 26

November 26, 2011 

Boutique will be open from 6 AM to 11 PM!

Fenway Bark is participating in Small Business Saturday, November 26, sponsored by American Express.  Register your American Express card and then shop at Fenway Bark for any of our goods and services, pay with a registered American Express card, and receive a $25 credit on your statement from American Express! 

Fenway Bark will have special offers on November 26 so mark your calendar to shop for all the pets and pet families on your list!  November 26 is also a great day to buy product for the special shelter or rescue on your list.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Upcoming Events at Fenway Bark!

November 14 - 23 - Buy $100 worth of retail and receive a free day of daycare on Black Friday! Request your free day at check out!

November 24 - Thanksgiving - Fenway Bark is open!

November 25 - Black Friday - Stock up on all the gifts for the pets and pet lovers in your life!

November 26 - Small Business Saturday - Support Small Business and shop for your holiday needs at  Fenway Bark

December 3 - 4 - Holiday Trunk Show - Featuring artists and craft people with pet centric art

December 3  - Holiday open house for our customers from 4 - 8 pm

December 11 - Pet Tech First Aid Certification Course (space is limited)

January 7 - Our next Basic Obedience course begins.  Enroll your puppy now for training beginning in January. If your pup is 8+ weeks old now, he/she will be old enough in January to attend the course!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fenway Bark Partners with Great Dog Rescue New England to Place Dogs in Their Forever Homes

Fenway Bark is proud to share with you that we have partnered with Great Dog Rescue in New England to help adoptable dogs find their forever homes, two at a time.


Meet Cocoa and Landon, our first foster dogs from Great Dog Rescue New England.  Cocoa and Landon will be living at Fenway Bark starting next week, socializing with our other guests, and learning to be really great dogs for their future families while in our care. 

We would be delighted to introduce our foster dogs to potential future families and facilitate the introduction of those families to Great Dog Rescue New England to engage in their placement process. 

Are you looking to expand your canine family?  Come to Fenway Bark to meet our foster dogs and potentially make this holiday extra special for a dog needing a new home.

If you know someone who would be interested in meeting Cocoa or Landon, please have them visit Fenway Bark for an introduction!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Evening "day" care - Say what?

Even our most tenured clients have said they aren't aware of our evening care offer at Fenway Bark.  We will take responsibility for not communicating it more because those of you who have tried it, love it!

It works like this:

Drop off your dog at around 6 pm and pick up as late as 11 pm and pay $22 (or one half day of the daycare package you may have in place) and enjoy your evening out without worrying about rushing home to let your pooch out.

  • Do you have a special anniversary, date, or birthday you want to celebrate with a long, leisurely dinner perhaps involving multiple courses of food and adult beverages?  Enjoy it at a nice pace and know that Bella is in good care until you want to pick her up.
  • This service may come in particularly handy as holiday, office, and New Year's parties are planned and RSVPs are being contemplated at the kitchen table.  And although we are asked frequently about it, no we don't sit children too!  Thanks for vote of confidence to request care of extended family!
  • Attending a Patriots, Bruins, or Celtics game and don't want to sweat out the traffic or take an early departure to get home to Fido?  Evening care to the rescue!
  • Is an important client in town where taking them out might cinch the deal?  Fenway Bark evening care will take care of Fifi while you tend to your client.
As always, occupancy and health requirements apply.  Call to inquire.

Daycare Reservations

We want to thank each of you who have taken the time to share information about Fenway Bark with your friends, family and co-workers. It is the fabulous word of mouth from satisfied and enthusiastic clients, like yourself, that is allowing us to grow and expand our reputable services to the New England community.

To that end, I want to let you know that we are going to be building out a second large dog daycare group because last week, as well as this coming week, we look to be sold out in large daycare 2 of 5 days a week.  We are blessed to have many happy customers, both two and four legged!

Please make reservations for your dog's care as early as you know your plans so that we can ensure your dog can join us when you need us. Additionally, because the best practice from the American Boarding and Kennel Association is to have, at most, 15 dogs being overseen by one person, we want to make sure we have enough staff on hand to be able to remain compliant to that Gold standard for the safety of our guests and staff.  The other ABKA gold standard we have been compliant with is allowing at least 75 sf/dog on average for play space.  Please find AKC recommendations, too.

If your dogs are registered at Fenway Bark, you can make your reservations by email or by calling our concierge desk at 617-464-4364.  If your dogs are not registered at Fenway Bark for daycare, we encourage you to register soon, have your veterinarian fax records to Fenway Bark at 617-507-8271, and arrange a behavior assessment with our concierge.