Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Amie


Amie was our poodle mix that assessed with us this morning... She's about seven years old, weighs ten pounds, and joined our Small Dog Program. Amie was a curious little girl, as she sniffed her way up the stairs and entered her new hangout! It was there, that we noticed she showed great dog speak and got along with everyone really well. 

Amie is welcome to come back whenever she wants for more fun with the small dogs!

Have a wonderful night,
~Shaunte'

Monday, January 15, 2018

10 Strangest Looking Dog Breeds


Dogs come in all shapes and sizes... Have you ever wondered what the weirdest breeds may look like? Read today's blog to discover 10 dogs that look so strangely unique, that they're still cute!

1)Komondor
Averaging over 30 inches tall, and containing the thickest dog fur in The World... These goofy guys can grow their fur up to 27 centimeters in length!


2)Bedlington Terrier
These Lamb-like dogs make great pets for people that have allergies... They're originally from Bedlington, England.


3)Puli
If you want a Jamaican style hippie dog, You'll probably love Puli's and all their dreads... Despite their crazy hair, they're actually from Hungary. Their primary role was herding livestock and their coats are virtually water resistant!

4)Russian Borzoi
These guys are very similar to Greyhounds in the aspect that they are agile, and quick on their feet! Borzois are great for chasing small animals and prey... They can be a bit stubborn and love to do their own thing, so make sure you have plenty of dog experience before adopting one.

5)Brussels Griffon
These little guys have always reminded me of little mini Ewoks from the movies, Star Wars! They're fierce and tend to dominate other dogs... How could such a tiny little thing, happen to be so sassy?!



Check out this next photo to see a couple of Brussels Griffons that are actually dressed 
up like Ewoks... See what I mean? --->




6)Affenpinscher
This breed is originally from Germany, and they were bred to hunt and kill rats. If you have a rat problem and a kitty that's not stepping up to the plate, this would be a great breed for you to check out.

7)Neapolitan Mastiff
Are you in search of a good dog breed that can keep you, and your family safe? Neapolitan Mastiffs make great guard dogs because they weigh upwards of over 130 pounds, on average!


8)Bergamasco Shepherd
Here's another shaggy dog you probably  didn't know existed... Although Bergamascos have really long, matted hair as adults, they're actually born with short, smooth hair. As they mature and get older, the fur tends to grow into long, knotted locks. Check out the photo below to see what one looks like, as a puppy.

9)Bull Terrier








You know that white dog that always appears in Target commercials? Well, that breed is in fact, a Bull Terrier! Bull Terrier's egg-shaped heads makes them look very odd/unique. Canadian Hockey fans should recognize this breed in an instant because hockey commentator, Don Cherry, had his dog "Blue" frequently appear on Hockey Nights.

10)French Bulldog
Did you know that this breed's original purpose was to attack and taunt Bulls, in a cruel spectator sport back in the day? Luckily that isn't a thing anymore- and these little guys actually make great loyal, friendly, pets who crave attention. Also, because of how slim their hips are, Frenchies unfortunately can't reproduce naturally. Typically, breeders must undertake artificial insemination of the female dogs.

I hope you enjoyed learning about this "different", and fun breeds...

Enjoy the rest of your day,
~Shaunte' 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Kika



Kika was our adorable assessment from today. She's a Dachshund/Heeler mix, is only five months old and weighs eighteen pounds. Kika initially started out in our Medium Dog Program and really took a great liking to one of our regulars, Dutch! We were lucky enough to capture them on video, check it out below...


As the morning progressed, we decided to move Kika up to our Small Dog Program because she wasn't as "high energy" as we were expecting. We separate the dogs between our three different programs based on their size- but temperament as well. We have a feeling Kika is going to make lots of new buddies, hanging out in our Small Dog Program. She is more than welcome to come back for more daycare fun whenever she wants!

Have a good night,
~Shaunte' 

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy 2018!!



Happy New Years Day Fort Fido customers and followers; we hope you all have a wonderful start to this new year...

Here's some celebratory photos of dogs dressing up for the ocassion.

***Bonus: Scroll until the end, if you want to find a couple videos of dogs and their New Years Resolutions, at the bottom of this blog!





















 

What could a dog's new year's resolution be? Watch these videos to find out...

And one more!

Alright, that's all I have to share today... Remember, a New Year is new possibilities and a chance to start out fresh. You can make this year whatever you want it to be!


Take care,

~Shaunte'

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Azul & Huck

This morning we had the pleasure of meeting Azul. She is a four-year-old, seventy-five-pound, Chow Chow. Azul hung out in our Large Dog Program where she enjoyed mingling with the other dogs. She had a great first day, and is welcome back any time. We look forward to seeing her again soon.

Huck came in for his assessment yesterday morning. He is a one-year-old, fifty-six-pound, Australian Shepherd mix. Huck joined our Medium Dog Program and had a blast playing with Ollie the Whippet. Huck did a great job and passed his assessment with flying colors. We hope to see him again soon.

Happy New Year!

- Gary


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Dog Play in Snow!

Because we were surprised with that random "snow storm" over the holidays, I was feeling inspired to find silly videos of dogs and their snow fun!


In this next video, you'll watch puppies discovering snow for the first time!


I hope you enjoyed watching those goofy dogs, and their adventures in the frozen angels dust...

Stay warm and have a good night,
~Shaunte'

Monday, December 25, 2017

Dogs on Christmas Day


First of all, I would like to wish you all an amazing Holiday! I hope your day is as magical as you wanted it to be... The dogs will be playing to their heart's desires, and listening to Christmas music all day.

Check out the video below if you want to see some pups opening their Christmas gifts.

Enjoy your day with your loved ones and Friends!

~Shaunte'