Monday, June 26, 2017


This sweet girl was our assessment today... She's a one year old, sixty five pound Labrador Retriever. Archer is a very smart, well rounded dog. We noticed that right away once she was here for a while. She even made a new friend named Neo, the Siberian Husky. We were lucky enough to capture them playing together on video. Check it out!  

We look forward to seeing Archer come back.

Friday, June 23, 2017


Rufus came into the Fort for his assessment bright and early this morning. He is a nine-month-old, eighty-pound, Chocolate Lab. Rufus is very well behaved, and "speaks" good dog. He will be a great addition to our Large Dog Program. Rufus thoroughly enjoyed his first day here, and made lots of new friends including, Marley, Sergeant Major, and Espy.

Rufus is welcome back anytime. Good job today, Rufus!

Check out this clip of Ginger & Marley having some fun in the Large Dog Program.

Have a great weekend,
- Gary

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mikah, Sam, and Lady

Mikah was yesterday's assessment. He's only thirteen weeks old and weighs about fourteen pounds. He's a Tibetan Terrier with a whole lot of spunk. Mikah came in here eager as ever; he was ready to check out his new hang out. Mikah made friends with the first dog he met, and several others after that. Check out this video to see how much fun he had with his new friend, Nia.
 Today, we had the pleasure of welcoming two dogs to The Fort...

Sam joined our Large Dog Program
with a huge grin on her face. It was apparent that this girl was going to enjoy her first visit with us. She's nine years old and weighs seventy four pounds. She enjoyed being among all the other dogs and getting to know this place.

This is Sam's sister, Lady. Unlike Sam, this girl is much smaller so she went up and joined the dogs in our Small Dog Program. She is a ten year old, thirteen pound Maltese. Lady came in here with curious eyes, and a wagging tail. She showed great Dog speak and seemed pretty happy being around a bunch of other dogs, like herself... (We have lots of Maltese's here)  

All three dogs are more than welcome to come back for more Fort Fido fun whenever they please. Enjoy the rest of your day everyone,


Monday, June 19, 2017


This morning's assessment was a super spunky and curious, two month old Labrador Retriever. Brody weighs about nineteen pounds and male Retrievers average at about sixty five, to eighty pounds- so this little guy has lots of growing to do! Brody initially came in here a tad shy, it took him a couple minutes to make friends but once he did, he didn't stop! 

Check out this video to see what I mean...

Brody has gained a tremendous amount of confidence from being in this type of setting, and it was only day one. It definitely didn't take long. He's a smart one! I look forward to watching Brody grow and mature with us; he's such a good lookin pup!

Enjoy your week everyone,

Friday, June 16, 2017


Yesterday, we had the pleasure of welcoming Beau to the Fort. He is a one-year-old, fifty-pound, Black Lab. Beau had a great first day in our Large Dog Program, where he made lots of new friends. Elsa, the Shepherd, was one of his favorites. Beau is welcome back anytime. We look forward to seeing him again soon!

Check out this clip of Beau and Brody.

Have a great weekend,
- Gary 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Business of the Month


  During the months of April and May, Fort Fido was invited to make a display because we were "Business Of The Month" two months in a row! David put me in charge; the only thing I had to follow, was for it to be Easter themed. Being the Spring and Flower fanatic that I am, I got pretty excited for this side project...

(click photos to enlarge)

  I went to Michaels, 
and chose the flowers that spoke  "EASTER" to me.

  I even made Wilbur, our mascot, his very own Flower Crown on my off time.

  Check out the rest of the Display... We had a basket to give away to one lucky winner,two GIANT poster boards that displayed some of the dogs that have been attending here over the years (do you see your dog?) and did I mention Flowers?! ;) 

  What was in the basket we gave away?
  • Several Stuffed Animals
  • A Treat Ball
  • Leash/Collar
  • Treats
  • Poops Bags
  • .... and much more

  Feel free to watch this video if you want to see our drawing and hear who the lucky winner was!


  It's about time to wrap this up- but I want to say thank you for all the amazing compliments I got on this display, and all the participation it brought! I hope you all have a marvelous Wednesday.


Monday, June 12, 2017


Nessa was our first assessment of this week! She's a sixty five pound, nine year old lab mix. This girl came in here shy and curious; she showed great dog speak as our daycare dogs slowly started arriving for the morning. She mingled and wandered around the pack, I think she's going to enjoy coming here for occasional boarding stays.

Looking forward to seeing you soon, Nessa!