Bed & Breakfast Boarding

Canine Bed & Breakfast

Here at F.I.D.O we believe in natural home-based family environments for all pets.

We do not operate like a traditional kennel. In our care your pet will be treated as if it were one of our own. FIDO is a small scale pet service provider. We understand that dogs need to play and run without you paying extra for it. Our cage free boarding is offered on a first come first serve basis. Cage free does not mean that your pet will never be crated. Crate time management varies. Refer to Policy and procedures tab for more info.

Learn more about the benefits of boarding with F.I.D.O. below.

  • You never pay extra for your dog to have play and social time.
  • 3 separate play areas to exercise and play. Note: we have separate play areas for dogs that are older shy or to small to be running with a large dog.
  • Your dog will get social stimulation with other dogs and people.
  • We understand that all dogs do not get along so we use our skills and training to evaluate and determine proper playgroups.
  • Enrichment games and activities are constantly being offered
  • While your furry family member is visiting us they will receive professional care in a family environment.

Pricing is as follows..

Dogs 16 lbs and under are $22 per day

Dogs over 80 lbs are $35 per day

Dogs 17 lbs to 80 lbs are $27 per day

Discounts for multiple dogs.

If you would like your dog to receive a quick bath before returning to you, the following fees apply:

  • A quick bath for small to medium dogs $25
  • Large dogs $35…  Nail trims are included in price.​​ 

Free bath and nail trim for dogs boarding 5 days or more.

We accept Cash, Check and Credit cards.

Located in the beautiful town of Lancaster Ohio. In home Behavior consultation service areas include Lancaster and surroundings, Logan, Bremen, Rushville, Pickerington, Canal Winchester. 

Bed & Breakfast Policies

First time at FIDO's Bed and Breakfast

We provide clean, comfortable bedding for all dogs.  Our primary goal is to make sure your dog feels at home, so please let us know upon check in if there are any services you would like us to provide. Although leaving your pet for any period of time can be difficult, rest assured that your dog’s stay at FIDO’s Bed & Breakfast is a play-cation. We also accommodate those dogs who would rather have space and a more relaxing experience. We do not allow large dogs to play with little dogs. Its our job to manage and ensure a safe environment.  

  • Please call in advance to schedule your dog for a boarding visit. 
  • Please let us know if your dog has had any recent medical conditions or has allergies.
  • Please be sure your dog’s vaccinations are up-to-date or we will not be able to allow entry.
  • If your dog is taking medications, remember to bring them in the original bottle. We will need to know specific instructions for administering them as well as what they are for.
  • Make sure your dog is flea-free and currently on an oral or topical flea preventative.
  • Bring your dog in on a leash and with a standard collar. Please leave any electric fence, choke or expensive collars at home.
  • Bring his/her favorite treats in a baggie or small container clearly labeled. Please let us know how many treats should be given and if you want any returned.
  • Please refrain from bringing toys. We have plenty.If you do bring them, please make sure they are clearly labeled with your dog’s first and last name or initials. Remember, we are not responsible for any lost or damaged belongings.
  • Food can be brought in any container or bag you choose. Labeled please.
  • Keep in mind that dogs are at play with other dogs and accidents or injuries can occur from time to time. By using our hobby boarding services you are agreeing  to not hold FIDO liable for any and or all injuries that may occur. We assume zero liability if any injuries occur and or if medical attention is needed. You will be responsible  for all  medical cost during or after stay at our facility.
  • It is the clients responsibility to disclose any and all health concerns prior to scheduling.
  •  We will need you to tell us the standard measurement of food your dog requires per feeding. “My dog free-feeds,” is not specific enough. Or, you may pre-measure your dog’s food into individual baggies for each feeding. Please be sure to label each one with your dog’s name. 

Arrival Check List: 

The first day at F.I.D.O’s Bed and Breakfast is a very exciting time for your dog. If you have the chance, it is a good idea to take a walk before arriving. This is important because too much nervous energy can over-excite the other dogs that they will be meeting for the first time. You want your dog to make a good first impression! Upon dropping your dog off and when you pick him/her up, refrain from overt displays of emotion. It is natural to want to make a big fuss because you want your dog to know how much you love them. However, intense emotions at these times will only make your dog more nervous and can contribute to any anxiety. 

How to prepare for the first day:
Step one..please read the policies and procedures.. then..

  • Complete the registration form and bring it with you on the first day. If you want to fill it out online that is fine. If its not up then we are working on updates.
  • Bring a COPY of your dog’s vaccination records to us at time of drop off.
  • Make sure your dog is flea-free and currently on an oral or topical flea preventative.
  • Bring him or her in on a leash.
  • Bring dogs food and favorite treats in a baggie or container clearly labeled with his name. Large bag of dog food is fine as well.
  • Please let us know if your dog has had any recent medical conditions or allergies.
  • Relax and know that your dog is in good hands!

Jim M.

"The peace of mind I get while boarding Rocky with Fido is unmatched…Thanks"

E.

"Hi Heath,
Wanted to tell you how much we appreciate the way you take care of our dog. We feel confident that when we are away from home, that she is in great care. She seems never to be depressed when she comes back home, and is always glad to see you. I feel as though Lucky is taken care of and that I can go on vacation without worry. With so many people out there trying to provide a good boarding experience, I can truly say that your team does a fantastic job."

Mike & Kathy S. Family

"We have been working with Heath Wills of F.I.D.O. for years now, for dog walking, training and boarding. He has been successful in curbing our dog’s animal aggression, basic obedience, as well as helping them to behave in the presence of other dogs. We have a pair of Old English Bulldogs, and while very good companions, their stubborn streak can make them challenging to a trainer. Heath and F.I.D.O. have done a great job, and I would recommend them highly to anyone, regardless of breed or temperament."