Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines day, good news and bad news...

First off, I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day. I hope you all have a nice one!

I'll start off with my good news... This morning we assessed Bella. She is a one year old, thirty-nine pound, Chocolate Brown, Standard Poodle. Bella did outstanding today, she spoke great "Dog" and even played with a few different pooches in the Medium Roll. She will be a fine addition to our Medium Pack and sure compliments Jaz and Peaches well. We have had a super track record here (or have gotten lucky) with female Standard Poodles, they've been excellent pack members so far.

Now for some very upsetting news, my apologizes... Fort Fido regular (he came almost every day) Hunter was killed by a Pit Bull on Saturday afternoon (2/12/11). It happened in his neighborhood, two Pit Bulls were roaming off leash. One of the dogs attacked Hunter viscouly and then ran off. The authorities were able to capture the other dog but haven't found the culprit.

Hunter put up a good fight to live at the emergency vet, he hung in there for eleven hours before finally crossing over the Rainbow Bridge. The saddest part for us is that he played here on Saturday morning, we just spent time with him! So, it is a little gloomy around here, very surreal and frustrating for all involved. Fort Fido has never experienced a loss quite like this. Our hearts go out to Hunter's owners Bonnie and Bob, we are so very sorry for your loss. Please take it easy!

With that said, again, have a nice Valentine's Day.

P.S. Please note, we do not wish to debate the matter but Fort Fido Doggie Daycare does not except Pit Bulls. We are not stating that they are bad dogs. We are just being clear about our policy here.

I Also wanted to leave you with links to a couple of our Hunter clips. Happy Hunter and Other Fiends & Happy Friday (Hunter playing with Fendi and others).


  1. So sad :( Y do people let dogs wander off leash?

  2. Yeah... So very sad, I wish I knew the answer to that. Thanks for the comment, take care,