About Fido

FIDO is a 14,000 member non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission statement is: To preserve, support and sustain Fiesta Island’s fenced off-leash area where residents and visitors alike can exercise freely with their off-leash dogs.

We are a community based organization of diverse citizens who share a common passion and vision for Fiesta Island. We are the largest user group on the island and use the area 365 days a year, rain or shine. Our area is the only area of its size in all of California where humans can exercise with their off-leash dogs, contributing to the health and well-being of both.

Eat at Panda Express to Support FIDO

Eat at the Panda Express in Pacific Beach on September 10, 2014 and help support FIDO. Be sure to bring a copy of this flyer with you!

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New Bag Boxes on the Gates at Fiesta Island!

FIDO recently met with Park and Rec and one of the items we requested was boxes on the gates where people could place the recycled bags they bring for poop pickup. Park and Rec just installed a mailbox at each gate for this purpose. If you bring recycled grocery or newspaper plastic bags for poop pickup, please place them in the boxes. Please do not tie the bags on the fence.

It is so important that we encourage everyone to pick up after their dogs. It is the major complaint we hear. Hopefully, if you forget to bring a bag you can now grab one out of the box. There are also bags provided by the city that can be used but it will save the city money and hopefully result in people recycling the bags that they may otherwise throw away if we use these.

Let’s all work to make the off-leash area clean!

And a big thank you to Park and Rec Staff for installing the boxes.

Pet Adoption Event at Shades Oceanfront Bistro

On Saturday, September 13, at Shades Oceanfront Bistro (5083 Santa Monica Ave), the San Diego Humane Society, Almost Home Animal Rescue, San Diego Spaniel Rescue and St. Paco’s Second Chance Dogs will be holding an adoption event with Dogs and Cats.

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Fiesta Island Closures

Parks and Rec has released a list of all of the days Fiesta Island is schedule to be closed for the rest of 2014. OTL is not mentioned here, but will be going on July 12 and 13, 2014 (1st Weekend) & July 19 and 20, 2014 (2nd Weekend).

Fiesta Island Closures from July 2014 through December 2014

**Subject to change as closure schedule will be updated every quarter**

Contact the Permit Center 619-235-1169 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
to verify closure schedule

July
No Closures

August
As of July 9, no closures are scheduled in August

September
Thursday September 25 6:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Sunday September 28 6:00 to 9:00 a.m.

October
Saturday October 11 6:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Friday October 17 6:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Saturday October 18 6:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Sunday October 19 6:00 to 9:00 a.m.

November
Saturday November 1 6:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Sunday November 9 6:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Sunday November 23 6:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Saturday November 29 6:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Sunday November 30 6:00 to 10:00 a.m.

December
As of July 9, no closures are scheduled in December

California Pizza Kitchen Restaurant Fundraiser

Eat out at California Pizza Kitchen and help support Fiesta Island!

If you bring this flyer, California Pizza Kitchen will donate 20% of your check to Fido. Your donations help ensure FIDO can continue to make sure the dog owners of Fiesta Island are heard!

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Beach Cleanup this Sunday

Come join the fun!!! Sunday 9:30 a.m. Lets all pull together and clean up our beautiful park. We supply gloves, trash bags and smiles!!

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Doggie Street Festival – Liberty Station

Don’t forget to mark your calendars! This is a REALLY fun event & it is coming up soon! If you know anyone looking for a pup, SHARE this with them!
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What’s FIDO Been Up To Lately?

If you attended either the Human Society walk or Earth Fair at Balboa Park this year, you may have seen FIDO there with a table. It’s important to our efforts to Save Fiesta Island that as many people know about what’s going on as possible, and that we sign up as many members as possible to show our city leaders how important Fiesta Island is to the city of San Diego.

Earth Day at Balboa Park 2014

Earth Day at Balboa Park 2014

Earth Day at Balboa Park 2014

Human Society Walk 2014

Snakes on Fiesta Island?

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Are there snakes on Fiesta Island? We asked a Park Ranger and here is the answer we got:

Yes! Snakes are relatively common on Fiesta Island, most of them are King or Gopher (non-venomous) snakes but there is the occasional Rattler. It is certainly a risk people must be aware of and especially in the less populated areas (middle, vegetated areas of Fiesta Island).  In the Stony Point area, there have been sightings of snakes, but they are not quite as prevalent as the more vegetated areas where they can hide and avoid being trampled.

Even though the whole area is dog off leash, I advise folks to walk their dogs on leash in those areas with more vegetation. There is less chance your dog will stick its nose down a hole, or run through the grasses and run into one.  A dog owner may not realize what happened until it’s too late. In all honesty, a dog has a much greater chance of getting a foxtail injury than a snake injury any day out there -but as always, better safe than sorry. Be Aware!

Fiesta Island Featured on Pet Lounge TV Show

FIDO and Fiesta Island were featured on Pet Lounge. They were kind enough to supply us with the video and to allow us to put it on the website. You can see this one and others on our video page.