Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone!

On behalf of the entire Fort Fido Staff, I'd like to say, Thank you, to all of our wonderful customers and supporters. Thank you for your business, your support, and for making 2014 another awesome year for The Fort.


Wishing you all the best for 2015, Cheers!

-Grant
P.S. Have fun tonight and stay safe! If your canine companion doesn't fit into your plans tonight, contact us... We still have a few spots available for Overnight Boarding this evening.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

How about...

A few fun clips from the Medium and Big Rolls? Enjoy!

Georgie and Nemo got going strong early this morn...


They continued their "fierce" wrestle-play throughout the A.M., adding Angel to the mix.


Over in the Big Roll, it was your typical "Reilly Show", with him getting several other canines involved in play, including Oliver, and young-buck Ryker.



Good times!

-Grant

Monday, December 29, 2014

Black as Koal

Meet Koal, he is a handsome, two year old, seventy-nine pound, Black Labrador Retriever. Koal had his assessment at The Fort early this morning, and did well. A high-energy and happy fella, we had him get started in our Big Roll Play Area right away. Koal was very excited to meet with the other canines, as they rolled in throughout the morning. He is a very social dog, so meeting and greeting proved to be no problem for him... Koal made pals with several different canines, within minutes. He played really hard with, and particularly liked, Bounce. The two dogs played together, off and on, for the whole duration of Koal's visit. Koal is most welcome to hangout with us at Fort Fido anytime. Nice job today bud!

Checkout this clip of, Koal, having a great time with Bounce.


Take care,

-Grant

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

~Riley Eve~


This Christmas Eve morning, we had the luxury of welcoming Riley. Riley is a 8-month old 45 pound mixed breed pup. We had him enter the large roll, he sadly didn't have his sleigh and sack with him. Riley was ready-to-go as soon as he saw some other pups entering The Fort. Soon after Zeus arrived, Riley went right into "play phase" with Zeus as seen below.
We are enthusiastic about having Riley return to play some more.
From all of the staff at Fort Fido we wish you happy holidays! There will not be another blog post until 12 / 29 / 2014. Enjoy your holiday!

- Zach

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

= The Pixie =

This morning, we had the pleasure of welcoming Pixie, the sister of Pete. Pixie is a 4 year-old 5 pound chihuahua. Pixie was slightly anxious of coming into The Fort today, but her fears quickly diminished as she entered the small roll. Once in the small roll, Pixie sniffed about learning her surroundings and preparing herself to meet the other pups. She quickly made friends with Buzzette and Gypsy, enjoying her time with them. Although Pixie had not played the most, she definitely made some new friends today and we await Pixie's return.

Stay warm and enjoy your holiday week!
- Zach

Monday, December 22, 2014

- Samson & Delilah -

Today we welcomed Samson, whom is a 30 pound 3 year-old mixed breed, and Delilah, who is a 28 pound also 3 year-old and mixed breed. They both strolled into The Fort cautious, but ready for something new. They sniffed about with tails a-wagging, as they entered the lobby. As they had entered the medium roll they learned their surroundings and seemed ready to meet others and socialize. Samson and Delilah may not have ended up playing with any others, but they definitely made some lasting friendships today at The Fort. These two are ready to roll on back and begin playing with their new-found friends.

Stay warm and have a fantastic holiday week!
- Zach

Friday, December 19, 2014

Dogs news and funnies



Humane Society posts hilarious ad for 'terrible' Dog

18 Dogs who want you to get in the Christmas Spirit

Dog with cancer enjoys bucket list time with his family

'Dogs in Cars' captures joys of being a dog

The most expensive dog in the world

Getting a dog? A pet might improve your health.

Here are the four new breeds of dogs

Derby the dog runs miles with 3D-printed prosthetics - I've been waiting to share this all week, so awesome!

Dogs and Cats enjoy a holiday dinner together - Hopefully you get a chuckle out of this one, I sure did.

Doug The Pug's "All I want for Xmas is Food" - This one is pretty hilarious and cute, definitely worth a view.

Have a nice weekend,

-Grant
P.S. Our Overnight Boarding is beginning to fill up over the coming holidays. Luckily, there is still room, so be sure to make your holiday boarding reservations ASAP! :)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

More of Carlos's December work & Zach wreath!

Carlos added more to his lovely December piece.


 Zach made us a rad light-up wreath, the pic hardly does it justice though.


 :)

Thanks guys!

Be well,

-Grant

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bertie



This morning, the Fort Fido Crew got to meet up with the regal Bertie. He is a handsome, six year old, thirty-two pound, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. This fancy little fella is one kindly canine. We had him give the Medium Roll a go, and up in there, he did awesome. Although Bertie didn't play a whole heck of a lot, he did manage to stay happy and content during the whole duration of his visit. He enjoyed meeting with the other dogs and sniffing around the place. Every time one of us, or another canine, looked his way, Bertie would wag his tail delightedly. This sweet dog fit in very well with our pack, and based on his size and temperament, we know he could hangout with the Medium or Small Dogs. Bertie, you are most definitely welcome to stay at The Fort anytime, good on ya lad!

Take it easy,

-Grant

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

We found Nemo!



Meet Nemo, he is a one year old, twenty-three pound, Australian Cattle Dog and Border Collie Mix, that had his assessment at Fort Fido today. Nemo seemed fascinated upon entering The Fort's lobby. He obviously knew that some type of doggy-interaction was in store. We led him to the Medium Roll, where he could explore a bit, before getting introduced to the pack. Nemo began to meet with the other canines in a kindly fashion, excited and curious, yet cautious. After about an hour or so, Nemo really began to bust out! It was a pleasurable sight to see, he play-bowed, ran, jumped, and wagged, with several different pack members. Nemo took quite a liking to Walter, Lucky, and Lucy, among others. We were pleased that Nemo had such a good first day here. Like many of our canines guests, Nemo, is here to sharpen his communication skills, and most importantly, play... Which will hopefully get some of his energy out lol. Nice job Nemo, we'll see ya soon!

Take the time to checkout this outstanding clip, which shows Nemo, getting to know Walter for the first time. It's a classic instance of  "meet & greet", turning into play, almost instantly. That's what it's all about!


Cheers,

-Grant

Monday, December 15, 2014

All the way from District 12...



It's Katniss! LOL.

She is a one year old, about forty pound, Black Labrador Retriever, who had her assessment this morning. Katniss did very well in our Medium Roll Play Area, and she could even do fine in our Big Roll Play Area as well. She is a happy canine, that is all about getting along with others and having fun. The Fort will prove to be a awesome venue for Katniss to enjoy herself, and burn off any extra energy. She is welcome to attend Fort Fido anytime. First-rate job girl!

I'll let the following clips speak for themselves... They feature Katniss, loving it here with Georgie and Petey. Good stuff!


Take care,

-Grant

Friday, December 12, 2014

Carlos in December

Please gaze at the latest Chalk-Work, of the extremely talented artist, Carlos. What a stunning piece to capture the upcoming season! :)


Relax this weekend,

-Grant

Thursday, December 11, 2014

_ Xena _

This morning, Fort Fido's team got to meetup with the sweet-tempered Xena. She is a pretty, four year old, forty-five pound, German Shorthaired Pointer. Xena is a very nice dog, that size wise, could handle our Big Dog Play Area, however, due to her slight timidness, we had her give the Medium Roll a go. Over there, Xena was a bit overwhelmed at first, but slowly began to warm up to the other canines. As more dogs entered the play area, she began to wag her stubby-tail happily, with each and every new arrival. Xena's canine communication skills aren't too bad, she's just more of the shy type, that gets to know others slowly. Although she didn't play too much this visit, we wouldn't be surprised is she started to in future visits,  especially after getting even more comfortable here. All in all, Xena is one pleasant dog that is welcome to The Fort anytime. Nice job girl!

Take care,

-Grant

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Benny time!

Checkout this fine specimen, Benny. He is a stunning, eleven month old, seventy-five pound, American Labrador Retriever, English Labrador Retriever, and Golden Retriever Mix. This happy and rambunctious fella, was quite pleased to begin his Assessment Day here at Fort Fido. We had Benny try the Big Roll on for size, and it proved to be the perfect fit for him. After exploring for a little while, we introduced Benny to Jackson. The two canines hit it off like no other, playing and running about within seconds of meeting. As time passed and the Big Roll's pack grew, Benny continued to make friends and have a good time here at The Fort. Given time and consistency, here and at home, Benny, can continue to better his canine social skills. Way to go dude, see ya soon!

You can watch Benny having a grand old time in the following clips, with Jackson, and Theo too:



Cheers,

-Grant

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Rocky!

Get to know Rocky, who had his assessment at Fort Fido this morning. He is a seasoned, eleven year old, sixteen pound, Shih Tzu Mix. A Dog Daycare Veteran, Rocky, strutted into our lobby ready to get things started. After getting to know our Little Roll solo for a bit, it was time for Rocky to meet the other canines. He met the others with confidence, and his canine communication skills proved to be quite good. He meets and greets with other dogs in an easygoing fashion. Rocky didn't get into much play while he visited today, but that was expected due to his mature age... He just walked around the play area slowly, occasionally sniffing here and there. Mostly, Rocky just relaxed, seemingly comfortable with his new-found surroundings, and "elder" status amongst the pack. We are happy to welcome Rocky to The Fort and plan on seeing him again soon.

Take it easy,

-Grant

Monday, December 8, 2014

Waking Monday

Good morning everyone, I hope that each and every one of you had a great weekend. We had a nice weekend here at Fort Fido. The dogs savored their time here at The Fort during the weekend and are now waking & ready for the week. ☺ Below, Zoey and Douglas play in the large roll:
We found Tucker and Oliver tearing the large roll up as well, check it out below!
Enjoy your day!
- Zach

Friday, December 5, 2014

Enjoyable Friday

Hey all, I hope everyone is staying dry and having fun in this wet and brisk weather. I know for sure that the pups here at The Fort are having a lively time while staying dry. We also keep it warm here at The Fort to give them a comfortable time during the chilly weather. Christmas is fast-approaching, and hopefully a little snow on the 25th. 

Stay warm and relaxed,
- Zach

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Big Sis Bonnie

Last week, The Fort Fido Crew got to meet up with Little Dog Eddie... This week, we got the pleasure of meeting Eddie's "older sister", Bonnie. Bonnie is a mature, fourteen old, sixteen pound, Affenpinscher. This cute little old gal, didn't do half bad here in the Small Dog Play Area. She putted around with her little brother a bit, and seemed fairly comfortable with our place. Bonnie really didn't get too rowdy, or into any play, however, that was kind of expected given her age. She communicates with other canines well, and handled the pack, and it's energy, without a care. I also think being with Eddie, gave her some comfort and normalcy as well. Bonnie is a sweet dog, that is more than welcome to attend The Fort anytime. All for now!

Take care,

-Grant
P.S. The Affenpinscher, is a really neat breed that we don't see too often, learn a bit more about them here.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Milo

Meet Mighty Milo! He is a two year old, seventy five pound, Yellow Labrador Retriever Mix. Milo had his assessment this morning and did quite well. He entered our Big Roll effortlessly, ready to make some canine friends. We introduced him to Tucker and Theodore right away, and the three dogs became "bash brothers" within minutes lol. Milo is one happy-go-lucky pooch, and it is apparent that he has been properly socialized. To fit in with the group, and be comfortable enough to play, so quickly, is a real compliment to Milo and his owners. He speaks "Dog" fluently, and has a "fast" play-style. It's really great when an "Assessment Dog" or "New Dog" works out so easily... It makes everyone's work much easier.  All in all, Milo did an outstanding job here at The Fort today. We look forward to his return.

Get a load of Milo having fun!



Take it easy,

-Grant

Monday, December 1, 2014

Parker

This is Parker. SHE, is a playful, one year old, forty-five pound, American Staffordshire Terrier. Parker entered The Fort's lobby ready and raring to go. She is a "dog's dog", that likes to play hard and socialize. She is here to burn off some energy, and, hone her canine communication skills, which are pretty good, but can be improved. Parker did well in Fort Fido's Big Roll, where she had a blast with several different members of the pack. We look forward to seeing her again, and know that she can get a lot out of visiting Dog Daycare. Nice job Parker!

Checkout Parker playing with Tucker and Sarah in the following clip:


Happy Monday,

-Grant

Friday, November 28, 2014

Why Dogs Are Sloppier Drinkers Than Cats


Check out this cool slow motion video of a dog drinking water. Then read this article on Discovery, that explains why dogs are sloppier drinkers than cats.


A German photographer captured these great photos of dogs posing in mid-air, you can view the entire slideshow here.


I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!


Have a great weekend,
- Gary

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving from everyone here at the Fort! I hope everyone has a great day with family & friends!


Happy Thanksgiving,
- Gary

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Earnest Eddie



For Fido welcomed Eddie in for his Assessment today. He is a eight year old, eleven pound, Terrier Mix. This dapper fella, strolled along with us to the Little Roll. Once therein, Eddie strutted around the play area in a calm and confident manner. After having him explore the place solo for a bit, it was time for Eddie to begin to meet the pack. Right away, he met with a handful of our members, communicating with them simply and easily. Eddie didn't play too much but he may in time. He did however, seem to enjoy his time spent here at The Fort. Eddie, well done today lad, we shall meet with you again soon.

Be well,

-Grant

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Fantastic Carlos Art!

I am very pleased to show you more of Carlos' fantastic Artwork. This time, we have extraordinary pen and ink renditions of Louis and the Fromms Dog... As well as a lovely continuation of his Thanksgiving Chalk Art. Man this guy is good, ya just can't look at his work without becoming happy lol, enjoy!




Cheers,

-Grant

Monday, November 24, 2014

Ruby Monday!

Howdy! Get to know Ruby, she kindly, seven year old, ninety pound, Golden Retriever. This Dog Daycare regular, strolled into the Fort Fido lobby without a care in the world. We showed her to the Big Roll and she entered it happily, sniffing away. Ruby was eager to meet some other canines... After exploring the play area a bit, we had Ruby meet up with Dempsey and Reilly. She speaks "Dog" quite fluently, since she is such a socializing veteran. As seen below, Ruby got to playing with Cooper.

As the day progressed and the Big Roll's pack grew, Ruby continued to be happy, enjoying the socialization and fun here at The Fort. Ruby did wonderfully and we anticipate her return!

Stay warm and dry in this weather!
- Zach

Friday, November 21, 2014

- Clara -



Two cap off another busy, and new-dog-filled week here, we met up with Clara. She is a wiggly, nine month old, about twenty pound, black and white colored, Cocker Spaniel. She hung out in the Little Roll and didn't do half bad. She was a bit nervous at first, but after some time, began to calm down and become more comfortable with her new surroundings.

When it comes to meeting up with other canines, Clara does well. She is a energy-filled, young, and happy dog, ready and willing to socialize. Clara played a good amount during the second half of her visit. She enjoyed chasing the other canines around during Ball Time. Clara is welcome to attend The Fort whenever she'd like. Given some time and consistency, we believe Clara can get even more out of future visits to Fort Fido. Super job today girl, we will see you again very soon!

In the following clip, you can spot Miss Clara running around a bit, and enjoying herself.


Rest up this weekend,

-Grant
P.S. Don't forget, the Thanksgiving Holiday is next week, our Overnight Boarding is filling up fast... We still have some room, so hurry up and get a reservation if you need it! :)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A little Angel


Take a gander at this endearing little canine, Angel. She is a sweet, seven year old, five pound, Lhasa Apso. Angel had her assessment this morning at The Fort. We had her visit the Little Roll, which turned out to be just right for her. A very nice dog, Angel, stayed cool, calm, and collected during her visit. It is clear that she has been socialized well, due to her easy-going attitude. Angel seemed pretty relaxed right from the start, which is always great to see... It's certainly not her "first time at the rodeo" lol. She met with the other canines gently and effortlessly, fitting into the group without a hitch. She didn't get involved in much play, yet she appeared to be having a fine time. We are happy to welcome Angel to our Little Dog Pack. Her well-balanced energy will really be beneficial up there!

Cheers,

-Grant
P.S. Ahhh, I almost forgot, one interesting fact about Angel, is that she only has one eye! Unfortunately, I don't have the story on that yet... I'll have to find out soon. That'll be the second Fort Fido Member with only one eye, neat. Like the three-legged canines we've met over the years, these one-eyed dogs, have also adapted magnificently.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Gypsy Caravan

(Although "Gypsy" didn't arrive in one of these babies, it is what came to mind when I heard her name lol. I want one!)


Checkout Gypsy! She is a spunky little, four year old, thirteen pound, Pug Mix, that assessed this morning. We escorted Gypsy upstairs to the Little Roll and got her situated right away. Up there, she got used to the joint quickly, and seemed to like her new-found digs. After a little time passed, we had Gypsy begin to meet the pack. She did a a superb job of "meeting and greeting" with the other canines. Gypsy is the type of dog that communicates and socializes well with others. As the morning progressed, Gypsy even played a little bit. For the most part though, she just hung-out and soaked up the experience. She thoroughly enjoyed meandering about and being with the other dogs. We believe that Gypsy will continue to get pleasure out of her time spent here at The Fort. She should prove to be a great addition to our Little Dog Pack. Way to go Gypsy, we will be meeting with you again shortly!

Take care,

-Grant

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Rockin Ryker

Ryker entered Fort Fido's lobby this morning with curiosity and confidence. He is a four month old, forty pound, German Shepherd, who was here for his Assessment Day. Being quite familiar with the breed, and Knowing that German Shepherds are "a lot of Dog", we had Ryker get accustomed to the Big Roll right away. Once inside the play area, he explored happily. As we introduced him to some other canines, he communicated with them rather well, especially for such a young dog. As time passed and the pack grew, Ryker continued to enjoy himself. He played quite hard, with several different pack members, and it was a joy to witness. Ryker's owners are doing a very good job with him, and he is on the right track to becoming a calm and well balanced adult dog. Wonderful job today Ryker, we shall meet again soon!

Enjoy this clip of Ryker getting to know Tucker:


Be well,

-Grant

Friday, November 14, 2014

It's time for Max!


Max is a striking, four year old, forty-two pound, three legged, Mixed Breed, that we assessed this morning. A rescue dog, Max has gotten lucky enough to now have a loving forever-home. Due to injury, Max had his front-left-leg removed this last September, but alas, he acts as thought he doesn't miss it, and it doesn't seem to slow him down at all! This healthy canine can still get moving with the best of them.

We had Max hangout in The Fort's Medium Roll, which proved to be a nice fit for him. He is a gentle dog that communicates quite well with other dogs. He is only interested in socializing nicely, and having fun. Although we didn't capture it on film, Max did play a good bit towards the end of his visit, with a handful of different pack members. We think we are going to see a lot more of Max involved in play, in future visits to Fort Fido. He is a very calm and well balanced dog, no pun intended. He should prove to be a great addition to our ranks, his Assessment, was a great way to cap off a busy week down here. Swell job Maxwell!

Have a relaxing weekend, stay warm,

-Grant
P.S. The Holiday Season is fast approaching. Be sure to get your reservations in for Overnight Boarding ASAP!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tag... You're it!

Up for his assessment this morning, was little puppy-dog, Tag. He is a fine, two month old, nine pound, American Pit Bull Terrier. He has been brought here to The Fort to learn how to be a good "dog's dog", to play, and to socialize properly. He''ll probably end up being a big boy, but for now he is itty bitty... So much so, that Tag had to stay in our Little Roll for this visit. Up there, he explored a little and did fairly well, but was quite timid around the other canines. At this point, he is more interested in people than dogs. We wanted to see him "bust out", but we had to remind ourselves that it was hit first day and that he is a very young canine. "First Days" can be overwhelming for anybody.

Tag didn't play, however we know he will once given some time and consistency here at Fort Fido. He sure seemed like he wanted to. We commend his owners for socializing him early and getting him on the right track. As everyone knows, Tag's breed is caught up in controversy at times, yet, like any canine raising endeavor, the "nurture" portion, can out way the "nature" portion. It is are belief, that if the upbringing is handled properly, any canine, of any breed, can be social, happy, and healthy.

Most importantly, Tag's owners will need to follow through with their comings and goings, and put in some more work, to ensure that Tag doesn't come down with any Separation Anxiety. When the work gets done, with all who are involved with Tag, there is no doubt that he can become a calm and well balanced canine... Just the kind of dog everybody is after. Good on ya today Tag, we'll see ya around.

Dang, that's a cute badge picture lol!

Be well,

-Grant

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Bright Benji

This morning the Fort Fido crew met up with the loveable Benji. He is a one year old, seventeen pound, black and white colored, Miniature Australian Shepherd and Maltese Mix. Benji followed us up to the Small Dog Play Area. Once therein, he explored the area rather quickly, then moved on to wondering what was next. Rusty arrived minutes later, and that was Benji's first chance to meet one of The Fort's key pack members... The two hit it off beautifully! Benji exhibits pretty good canine communication skills for a young buck, and it's obvious that he only wants to get along and have a good time. As the pack grew, Benji continued to fit in with the others and have fun. He really liked Ball Time and all of the toys we have to offer. We look forward to meeting up with Benji again in the near future.

Here's a little clip of Benji having a blast during Ball Time.


Take care,

-Grant

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Welcome Cooper on this fine Veteran's Day!

  

Today we assessed young pup Cooper. He is a very handsome, three month old, ten pound, black colored, Miniature Schnauzer. This little guy was eager to try something new, hence visiting us here at The Fort. Cooper hung out in our Little Roll and did just ok, after all, he is very young and new on the scene. Once he got to meet the other pack members, he was excited to play and socialize with them, yet he was bit held back by his need for "human attention". Cooper did however chase the ball around during "ball time", and did interact with the other dogs some... He even showed off some great "play bows".

In order for Cooper to thrive at Fort Fido and at a home, he is going to need a consistent routine and strong leadership. In no time at all he will be an adult canine, and we all want him to become a calm and well balanced one at that! Cooper is on the cusp of a battle with the dreaded, Separation Anxiety, yet, he can get through it, especially as his owner does the needed work to help him through it. Be well Cooper, we'll see you again soon.

Have a great Veteran's Day, thank you to all who have served!

Take care,

-Grant

Monday, November 10, 2014

Howdy Hector!

Hector entered The Fort this morning, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready to go for his assessment. He is a very cute, three year old, ten pound, Brussels Griffon. We lead Hector upstairs to the Little Roll, so he could give it a go. Up there, he explored his new surroundings, not quite sure what to expect. After a bit of time, we had Hector meet a few of our pack members. He met with them graciously, but wasn't too terribly keen on getting into play. As more time went by, Hector, slowly began to get more interested in the other canines. He finally "busted out" into some play, with Miguel and Rusty, after a few hours of sticking to himself. It was really fun to see him get warmed up and in the action... Especially since we weren't sure that he would. Hector also seemed to enjoy our play toy, which he used for his amusement in "hide and seek chase games".


All in all, Hector had a great first day at Fort Fido. He is welcome to come back at any time.

Cheers,

-Grant

Friday, November 7, 2014

Chester chasin em down

Meet Chester! This cool, Chocolate Labrador Retriever dude, is about two years old and weighs eighty pounds. A high-energy "live-wire", Chester, leaped into The Fort's lobby, absolutely ready to get his play on. We shot him towards the Big Roll, where he entered blissfully. After letting him gather himself for a moment, we began to introduce him to the pack. Chester thoroughly enjoyed meeting and greeting with the other canines. His happy-go-lucky personality, makes him quite good at finding playmates... Even though he can be a wee-bit "intense" for some, due to his full-throttle play style. It was neat to see Chester feel so at home here so quickly, and the way he very-enthusiastically met with every dog that entered the roll, was a sight to see. I don't think Chester's tail ever stopped wagging during his visit! Chester played hard, played fast, played for a long time, and then played some more lol... With a multitude of our pack members. He is welcome to come here, and we must commend his owners for doing right by him. Chester, ya did a fine job today my boy, we'll see ya back at Fort Fido soon.

Here's Chester wrestling hard!


Enjoy your weekend,

-Grant

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Busy Bella

Fort Fido had Bella in for her Assessment this morning. She is a two year old, forty-four pound, Black Labrador Retriever Mix. This strong and confident young dog-gal, did a great job inside of The Fort's Big Roll. After taking a few quick laps around the play area, Bella was ready and willing to meet the pack. She first met with the friendly Bounce, and the two hit it off into play quickly. As time passed and the Big Roll's Pack grew, Bella, continued to speak pretty good "Dog", and most importantly, continued to get along with the other canines. Once Mr. Reilly showed up onto the scene, Bella was "In Love" lol. These two really got to playing fiercely! We were even lucky enough to catch a video clip of the action.


Bella is a busy and hard-playing dog, however, she is also quite sweet, and socializes very well with others. We're happy to have her here and look forward to her return. Well done Bella!

Cheers,

-Grant

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Carlos rocks November!

Get a load of this first rate chalk art, from the man, Carlos!


This one may be my favorite to date...

Happy November!

-Grant

Monday, November 3, 2014

Hits from the Big Roll!

From this morning, enjoy! ;)




It was a lot of Winston, Rufus, Gus, Hank, and Tucker action today.

Take it easy,

-Grant

Friday, October 31, 2014

Here's Allie...

(Allie is nothing like Jack from The Shining, it's just that it's Halloween haha.)

Yesterday morning we were excited to meet up with Petey's sister, and actual littermate, Allie. She is a darling little, eight month old, ten pound, blue and white colored, Italian Greyhound. Now, not as rowdy as her brother, Allie, is slightly more subdued, and takes a slower approach to meeting and greeting with other canines. With her personality and tiny frame, we had Allie give it a go in our Little Roll Play Area. There, she was nervous to begin with, but then got comfortable with The Fort rather quickly, as other dogs showed up and the pack grew. More of an "observer", Allie pranced around the play area with her elegant gait, which alone, is a sight to see in this attractive yet quite slender breed. Their gait is very "regal" looking, high-stepping and free. It reminds one of some type of fancy-horse trotting for a show.

Even though Allie is dainty in appearance, it's clear that she is a hardy creature. Moreover, she puts up with Brother Petey's antics on the daily! Allie enjoyed her Assessment Day, and although she didn't play much, we're pretty sure she will eventually, and know that she does. If anything, it's just nice for her to spend some time at Dog Daycare, to socialize and hangout, without brother Petey in the mix. Ya know, to have a little "Allie only time". We've heard Petey can get a little domineering with her. Brother and sister stuff lol!

Swell job yesterday Allie, we look forward to seeing you again.

On behalf of all of us here at Fort Fido, have a fun, safe, and Happy Halloween!


:)

-Grant
P.S. O, here's a good one! A Photographer’s Artful Shots of Dogs in Halloween Costumes.