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Luxury Fifth Avenue Fido Opens Monday in Cranberry

The indoor kennel and doggie daycare also will host two open houses in December.

Folks heading away for the holidays now have new boarding option for their pooches.

After months of construction, opens Monday off Route 19 in Cranberry.

Located in the former Northgate Honda building, the facility offers what owner Linda Beard calls “guilt-free” boarding.

5th Avenue Fido also will offer dog training, including puppy, basic and socialization classes. Dog owners may drop off their pups before they head to work at the facility’s doggie day care. There also will be dog-grooming services at the building.

Inside, the kennel features separate dog “houses,” complete with siding and roofs, in the building’s “Residential” and “Fifth Avenue” sections.

Beard, of Cranberry, said 5th Avenue Fido is not a traditional dog kennel in that there are no chain link runs, no cages and no concrete blocks at the facility. The floors also are made out of rubber to be easier on the dogs’ joints, she said.

She added the dogs would not be locked in their rooms for most of the day. Instead, they will be in supervised play areas.

To get customers, and their pups, familiar with the facility, 5th Avenue Fido is hosting an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. There also will tours of the facility during an open house from 12 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3.

After fielding inquires for months from curious pet owners, Beard said she is excited to open the business. She already has booked a dog training session, she said.

“The word of mouth has just been unreal,” she said.

To learn more about 5th Avenue Fido, or to reserve a space, visit its website at www.5thavenuefido.com.

Maddie November 19, 2012 at 02:32 PM
We have two big standard poodles and we have boarded them at Camp Bow Wow before and also taken them to daycare at K-9 Kingdom in Wexford. Both are quite expensive (especially the boarding). What annoys me, is that the people that work at these places (I'm generalyzing) stand around and stare at the dogs instead of picking up a ball and playing fetch with the dogs or putting a few of them on a leash and taking them for a walk, or even just petting them. Our poodles are exceptionally smart (which can actually be a pain sometimes but it is what it is!) and they need a lot of stimulation to be happy. I would love to be able to go on vacation and leave them at a place like this but everytime we do, they come home miserable and sick. For the amount of money, there should be more interaction with the dogs.
Art Wegweiser November 19, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Over time I have had a few dogs and cats. I liked them and they liked me BUT they were not my kids. What does it cost for this new luxo establishment that probably is better than a lot of people can afford for them selves. My current pet is a 6 ft cactus that only asks for a lot of light and water now and then. I don't know if it misses me when i am away.

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