Hidden Gems: Meet Aimee Alvarez of Fit & Go Pets
Today we’d like to introduce you to Aimee Alvarez
Hi Aimee, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
Picture this. Dogs on the back of a van happily arrive at their favorite dog park. Chasing each other. Being active.
Having fun. Happy dog faces look out from the window when picked up at their homes. Dogs everywhere. Licking the crumbs off the kitchen floor. Showing puppy eyes for tummy rubs and pawing for treats.
Big dogs. Little dogs. Hairy dogs. Playful dogs. Sleepy dogs. Diva dogs. Every personality you can think of taking up space in our house and you’ll be starting to get the picture of the exact predicament we were in 2016 when Fit & Go Pets was born and became the life adventure of my mom (Mayrena) and I (Aimee).
At the time, we were looking to move away from corporate jobs and dived right into the wacky and wonderful world of doggy care. Starting as field trips or “rides” for high-energy pups to parks in the area, evolving into daycare, boarding and so much more, we’ve turned Fit & Go Pets into an expansive playscape with concierge-style services that our customers can’t live without.
My mom and I have always been dog-obsessed. As a little girl, I remember my mom rescuing dogs from the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where we lived when I was a child. She sourced meat scraps from local butcheries to feed street dogs. That is what I saw growing up, vast compassion and kindness toward animals.
We started small, with just a van, and a heart full of dreams, and little by little have earned the trust of thousands of equally dog-obsessed pawrents in South Florida and beyond.
Today, we exist to create an adventure playscape for dogs where they have all the freedom in the world to Zoom, frolic in the water, sniff butts, have fun, make friends, and express themselves… There’s simply no one like us.
Coming to Fit & Got Pets is like visiting your Abuela’s house, full of indulgent care for her furry babies.
News on our future expansion is coming soon!
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