Wednesday, September 21, 2016


  Leah is a well socialized three in a half year old, thirty seven pound Beagle/Fox Terrier mix that joined our Medium Dog Program early Tuesday morning. She was very curious as she first entered her new play area and began to meet her new daycare friends.

  Leah's family found her at the Purdy Prison Pet Partnership Program five months ago. The program is a non-profit organization located at the Women's Correction Center in Gig Harbor. 

Their goal as an organization is to help train and prepare their inmates for pet-industry related jobs once they resume their lives outside of the prison. Leah was there for a whole year before Char and Bob adopted her. 

 Fort Fido completely supports the program and  thinks it's a great idea. In fact, we've actually helped them in the past with donations!

  All in all, Leah had a great first day at The Fort and is welcome to come back anytime.

Have a wonderful evening,

Monday, September 19, 2016

Danny & Zoe

Today we welcomed Danny and Zoe, two cute Dachshunds. Danny is a short-haired Dachshund while Zoe is a long-haired Dachshund. These two pups were excited to begin their day with us. They went up the stairs and into our Small Dog Program. Within our Small Dog Program, both Danny & Zoe explored the Small Dog Program to their hearts content. After their expedition of the program, Danny began to romp about as the other dogs entered. Zoe took a slower route, but warmed up and began to have fun too. They both looked like they had a blast here and we are looking forward to seeing Danny & Zoe return for more fun times soon!

Have a wonderful day,
- Zach

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


  Today's assessment is the newest member to the Garrett family, who have been customers of The Fort since 2013 when they brought their first dog, Roxy, here for her assessment. Much like Roxy, Tigger is an energetic eight pound, five month old Jack Russell Terrier. He joined our Small Dog Program with ease and curiosity. Tigger is a cute little guy with a whole lot of life and personality in him. 

We look forward in seeing Tigger return here and join his big sister in on all our daycare fun!
Enjoy your evening,

Monday, September 12, 2016

Finn & Hammi

Finn, a 5 month-old, 12 lbs., Mini Schnauzer, joined Fort Fido today with her sister Hammi, another 5 month-old, 11lbs., Mini Schnauzer. They both went into our Small Dog Program, where they began to meet other like-sized pups as they came in throughout the morning. They spent most of their time here getting to know the Small Dog Program and the other pups. We hope to see this cute duo return regularly so they may become accustomed to The Fort and enjoy their time here.

Have a nice day,
- Zach

Friday, September 9, 2016

Winnie & Frankenstein

Winnie came in for her assessment bright and early yesterday morning. She is a four-year-old, fifteen-pound, Papshund (Papillon x Dachshund mix). Winnie joined our Small Dog Program where she enjoyed mingling with the other dogs. She is welcome back anytime and we hope to see her again soon.

This morning we welcomed Frankenstein to the Fort. He is a four-year-old, twenty-six-pound, Cairn Terrier x Schnauzer mix. Like Winnie, Frankenstein joined our Small Dog Program. He spent his time here at Fort Fido exploring his new surroundings and meeting the other dogs. Frankenstein is welcome back anytime. We look forward to seeing him again soon.

Have a great weekend,
- Gary

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


   We met this big, cute, one hundred and five pound, two year old, St. Bernard Mix 
on Tuesday morning. As soon as Dutch's paws walked through our front door we noticed right away how much of a gentle giant he is. He was a little shy when he first started meeting his new play buddies in our Large Dog Program, but as the morning progressed, he seemed to open up and become more comfortable here. Large dogs are a personal favorite of mine and he is definitely one handsome fellow!

I couldn't stop staring at him... See what I mean? He's a looker for sure!

I'm looking forward to seeing Dutch again; he may return whenever he pleases. 

Have a wonderful evening everyone,

Monday, September 5, 2016

Beautiful Barney

Today we welcomed Barney. Barney is a beautiful (and soft) 8 year-old, 23 lbs., Dachshund. I may be partial to Dachshund's because I have one, but that doesn't mean I can bypass Barney's assessment (darn!). We still had to make sure that Barney would be a good fit here at The Fort. Barney seemed like he was ready for a new adventure as soon as he arrived and strolled right into our Small Dog Program. Barney spent his time meeting the others and learning what Fort Fido is all about. I am looking forward to seeing Barney's cute face again.

Have a wonderful Labor Day,
- Zach