About Us

About Fido Fitness Club®

Ellen Adler and Evelyn Franklin – Owners

Ellen Adler has worked in the International Trade industry for the last 30 years. She has always had such passion for animals (always had 5 at her feet).  Eight years ago, with the encouragement of her late husband, she opened The Barrie Inn, a dog grooming and overnight cage-less boarding facility. The Barrie Inn started out in her home, and eventually grew to the present 4000 square foot business location in Woodmere, Long Island. The Barrie Inn continues to serve the local community with a variety dog-care services, organic dog food products, and retail items.

Evelyn Franklin has worked in the financial services and health care industries for many years and has a varied managerial and business background. She is a long-time dog lover who spends as much free time as she can with her golden retriever, Jack, taking long dog walks and taking him to the few available outdoor dog parks after returning home from work. From Jack’s need for off-leash playtime with other dogs after being home alone all day, emerged the concept of establishing an indoor facility where dogs can safely run and play off-leash, meeting their need for exercise and socialization. Discussions about an indoor facility began in the spring of 2010 with best friend, Ellen.

After learning of the availability of additional 4000 sq feet of open space adjacent to The Barrie Inn®, the idea of an Indoor Dog Park and Agility Center further evolved. Together these two talented working women decided to enter into a partnership and create Fido Fitness Club®, providing a neighborhood-based solution to help address the challenges of working dog-owners whose dogs are left alone all day, and then have no place to run them off-lease when they get home. With the launch of FFC, a solution for daycare and exercise was introduced, with training services and structured play time also available.


Meet Our Staff

David : Manager - Certified Dog Trainer & Groomer


Manager - Certified Dog Trainer & Groomer

Dog: Buddy
Coffee or Tea: Coffee
Where you can find me on days off: Watching TV
Certification(s): Dog Training

Nochum (Russ) : Park Supervisor

Nochum (Russ)

Park Supervisor

When not working, you can find Nochum at rock concerts because he loves music!

Other interests include rescuing dogs, including his beloved Marley, a roti-hound mix.

Maryann : Park Attendant


Park Attendant

Maryann gives lots of love and attention to all the dogs as if they were her own
When not at Fido's you can find Maryann on the Courts shooting hoops

Maria : Lead Groomer


Lead Groomer

Maria has been grooming for us since 2004. She is very talented and has such a great way with the dogs.

Brittany : Assistant Manager


Assistant Manager

Dogs are my favorite kind of people.
She loves doing things with her family and catching up on badly needed sleep.


Jackie : Marketing Director


Marketing Director

My Dog: Henry
Where you can find me on days off: Montauk
What did you want to be when you grew up: Soap Opera Actress

Kathleen : Park Supervisor


Park Supervisor

I love everything about dogs. They respond to me and I respond to them.

Gia : Park Attendent  & Certified Groomer


Park Attendent & Certified Groomer

My Dog: Maya
Certification(s): Pet Care
What did you want to be when you grew up: A veterinarian
Where you can find me on days off: In the shade with a book; listening to music


Cory : Park Attendant - Certified Dog Trainer


Park Attendant - Certified Dog Trainer

My Dog: Rory, Sandy, and Jeter
Where you can find me on days off: at my other job- I'm a Dog Walker
Favorite Dog Product: Kong Green Donut

Jenna : Park Attendant


Park Attendant

Jenna looks forward to work each day. The dogs miss her on her day off.
When not at Fido - you can find her Horseback riding

Wanted-  Park Attendant: We Are Hiring! : Park Attendant

Wanted- Park Attendant: We Are Hiring!

Park Attendant