Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Pasha


Pasha is a one in a half year old Lhasa Apso Mix that weighs twenty one pounds. She came for her assessment this morning, joined our Small Dog Program, met some cool new dogs, and got to burn off some energy! We even caught her on video checking out one of our balls with her new friend, Barkley. 

Check her out in the video below...

Pasha is welcome to come back for some more ball time, and playing whenever she pleases.

Have a good night all,
~Shaunte'

Monday, March 20, 2017

Lucy



Check out this cute fuzz-ball! Her name is Lucy, and she was the newest edition to our Small Dog Program this morning. This playful pup is only three months old and weighs around seven pounds! She's a Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu/Maltese Mix. Lucy plans to come here a couple days of the week to get some socilaization time with other dogs as she grows up. I'm very much looking forward to seeing her return. She has such a happy spirit, and enjoyed playing and meeting the other dogs with her.

See you soon Lucy,
~Shaunte'
 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Lilo

Lilo came into the Fort for her assessment this morning. She is a nine-year-old, twenty-pound, Boston Terrier/Chihuahua mix. Lilo spent her time mingling with the other dogs in our Small Dog Program. She seemed to enjoy watching the younger dogs play. Lilo is welcome back anytime. We look forward to seeing her again soon.

Have a great weekend,
- Gary

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Ollie & Winnie



Ollie is a handsome, two year old Havanese that weighs only twelve pounds. He arrived at The Fort super early Tuesday morning and joined our Small Dog Program, with curiosity. He wandered his way around the play area and showed great Dog Speak!
 



This little cutie was today's assessment! Winnie is a ten pound, nine month old Miniature Dachshund! She had a fun time scoping out all our cool toys up in our Small Dog Program today. It was super cute to watch her get all giddy and silly as she wiggled around and played with some balls. I can tell that she's going to blossom the more times she comes here!


 Have a marvelous evening,
~Shaunte'








Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Gunner


Another Dane joined The Fort; meet Gunner! He's two years old and weighs one hundred and fifty two pounds. This silver beauty had a good time during his assessment with us. He was such a curious guy when he first walked in here; sniffing everything he could find and wagging his tail. Once the morning progressed I enjoyed watching him blossom, and sort of come out of his shell whenever he found a dog he liked to play with. 

Gunner is welcome to come back for more daycare fun whenever he wants!
Have a wonderful night, try to stay dry out there!
~Shaunte'

Friday, March 10, 2017

Prince

This morning we had the pleasure of meeting Prince. He is an adorable five-month-old, six-pound, all black Shih Tzu. He joined our Puppy Program, and enjoyed hanging out with the other dogs. Prince did a great job today, and made a lot of new friends. He is welcome back anytime. We look forward to seeing him again soon.


Have a great weekend,
- Gary

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

GREAT Danes!!!



Danes, Danes, and MORE Danes! Today's blog is going to be all about these gigantic gentle giants! I have taken a great liking to this breed. One thing I've noticed that's constant between each individual dog, is that they're always such big goof balls! If you own a Dane, or have ever been around one you know exactly what I'm talking about...

See what I mean? This is Theodore playing with one of our large herding balls when he boarded with us in the past. What goofy and silly pup!

Great Danes were originally bred in Germany and were called, Englische Docke or Englische Tocke. They were used to hunt Boar, Bear, and Deer at the royal courts. Their main duty was to protect the sleeping Princes from assassins. However, in the 19th century certain breeders tried to get their name changed to the German Mastiff. They wanted the breed to be known more as a luxury, instead of a working dog. Although, Germany was in tensions with other countries at the time, so their name eventually became Great Dane, even though the breed has no Danish Ancestry... Weird huh?!


 A unique mix of dogs were chosen to create this breed, since they were designed with boar hunting in mind. To achieve desired results, three different breeds were used: Irish Wolfhounds for their height, Mastiffs for the muscle mass, and Greyhounds for speed.

Did you know Great Danes are actually well-suited to live pretty much anywhere? Even an apartment! A lot of people would think otherwise at first, but they're such a relaxed dog. They do need exercise, but not as much as you'd think; don't let their size fool you. They also don't bark much, which helps if you do live in an apartment. 

FUN FACTS!
  • The 15th most popular breed
  • Zeus held the Guinness World Record for being The World's tallest dog (photo below)
  • Has one of the shortest lifespans at usually 6-8 years
  • They make great Cartoons! Scooby Doo, Marmaduke, and the Jetson's dog Astro, were all Great Danes.



Zeus standing at 44 inches tall, and was 7-foot-4 when he stood on his hind legs. He sadly passed away in 2014 at age 5



Check out some of the Danes who attend Fort Fido!




 This is Hugo!


 

Theodore



















Verbena and Freya


This is Marley and he's currently our youngest Dane. Check out those ears!




Have a wonderful evening, 
~Shaunte' and her Dane clan :D

stood 44 inches tall and was 7-foot-4 when he stood on his hind legs.

stood 44 inches tall and was 7-foot-4 when he stood on his hind legs.

stood 44 inches tall and was 7-foot-4 when he stood on his hind legs.