Monday, August 31, 2015

Dawson & Barkley

This morning we welcomed Dawson & Barkley. Dawson is a 9 year-old dachshund cutie (of course, having a dachshund myself I'm partial). He wandered into Fort Fido this morning with his tail up and sniffer sniffing. In typical dachshund fashion he entered the small roll fearlessly. I adored having Dawson here today.

Barkley is a charming 5 year-old Schnauzer mix. Barkley came into Fort Fido ready to meet some other pups. Soon after entering the small roll, Barkley introduced himself and became acquainted with the rest of the pack.

We look forward to seeing Dawson and Barkley return soon.
Have a nice day,
- Zach

Friday, August 28, 2015

Handsome Hank

This morning, we had the pleasure of meeting Hank. He is a handsome 4 month old, 20 pound, black & white Springer Spaniel. Hank joined the medium pack here at the Fort. He quickly made new friends, and enjoyed every minute of his first day here. We look forward to seeing him again soon.

Have a great weekend,
- Gary

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Delightful Dallas

Please give a warm welcome to the delightful Dallas. He is a 1.5 year-old, 55-pound, Shep/Lab Mix. As soon as Dallas was in the front door of The Fort, he began to explore what the building is. He didn't know that he would be entering into the medium roll, but as soon as he entered he became instant friends with Sully and Hazel. The three of them had a fantastic time socializing about in medium roll. As more dogs entered, Dallas became friends with them as well. He had a phenomenal time here at Fort Fido and we are excited to have him return for another fantastic time.

Have a wondrous day,
- Zach

Monday, August 24, 2015

Monday Clips
Happy Monday! We have got a treat for you, videos! Take a gander at all the fun the pups are having here today.

First up, we have Miguel 'n Rusty playing together up in the small roll.

Next we have Miguel & Emmy playing together and Rusty

We have a little Logan, Hazel, & Sully running about in the large roll.

After that we have some Chester & Sully spinning around having a grand time together.

Chester keeps on playing with Brix just having fun together

Lastly we have Stella and Nellie stealing the show in medium roll

Hope you enjoyed the clips! =)
- Zach

Friday, August 21, 2015

A Clip and Some Links

Yesterday, we got a great clip of Hank the Black Lab and Nevada the Alaskan Malamute playing during nap time.

Dogs in the news:

Tippy was born without front legs. So to help her get around, she received a pair of custom made 3D printed wheels from a company in Lincoln, CA. Click here to watch the video.

Army dog Donna, a retired Tactical Explosive Detection Dog (TEDD), was reunited with her handler after being abandoned. Read the full story.

Pepper a stray dog from Greece, scored a new home after turning out to be a hero for a British woman on vacation. Read the full story.

Have a great weekend,
 - Gary

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Lucy & Maggie May

This morning we welcomed Lucy. She is a 3 month-old, 12 pound, Goldendoodle cutie. As soon as she came in the front door of Fort Fido she was sniffing about and having a grand time looking around. She then entered the medium roll with high morale. Lucy got to mingle throughout the entire medium roll making a lot of new friends. Lucy has had a marvelous time and got to associate The Fort with fun and socialization. We are looking forward to having her return for more fun.

We had a magnificent time welcoming the charming Maggie May to Fort Fido yesterday. She is a 65-pound, 1 year-old, German Shepard mix. Maggie May was curious as she entered Fort Fido yesterday and took her time sniffing around. After taking that time to pick up what The Fort was about, she began to play with Daisey (See the video below!) and had a fabulous time romping about in the large roll. Maggie just relished her time here and we look forward to seeing her return for more fun.

Daisey and Maggie May exerting a lot of energy playing around
Hope you enjoy some more sunny weather,
- Zach

Monday, August 17, 2015

Monday Links

Hey, I have got some cool links to check out. We also just posted a video to our YouTube and Facebook about Oxy-Doc, which helps with a lot of different issues.

There is a cool new glowing smart collar that has a range of sensors, GPS, and more. It's called "Buddy"

Watch this cute dog, named Spaz, go after water balloons on a trampoline!

Can you tell the difference between the people and dogs in this cosmetics ad?

Take a look at this tasty carrot and banana cupcake treat for your dog

Wonder why your pet may smell bad while wet? Now you may have the answer!

I hope that you have enjoyed the links,
- Zach

Friday, August 14, 2015

Sully & Riley

This morning we had the pleasure of welcoming Sully to the Fort. Sully is a 4 month old, 14 pound, American Cocker Spaniel. He joined the small pack, and thoroughly enjoyed his stay. We look forward to seeing him again soon. Sully's older sister Sophie has been coming to the Fort for almost 2 years.

Yesterday we met Riley. She is a 1 year old, 65 pound, White Labrador Retriever. She confidently joined the large pack, and started playing instantly. She spoke great dog, and will be a great addition to the Fort Fido pack. Good job Riley!

Have a great weekend,
- Gary

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Brilliant Bella

Please welcome Bella to the medium roll pack! =) Bella is a 3 year-old, 19 pound, chihuahua/Jack Russell terrier. Because Bella hasn't been exposed to many dogs, she wasn't sure what to think of The Fort. Although it took her some time to build up the courage to greet the others in medium roll, she seemed  to  relax and enjoy her time mingling. We look forward to having Bella return for lots of fun.

Have a nice day,
- Zach

Monday, August 10, 2015

Kurious KK

We had the satisfaction of welcoming KK today. She is a small miniature Pincher/Chihuahua and is about 8 years old. KK came in with her tail up and interested in the other dogs within small roll. She did some moving around and sniffing about as she learned what The Fort is about. I loved watching her mingle with the small roll pack and had to chuckle at her enjoyment. We are looking forward to having her return for another exciting day.

Hope you enjoyed the weather earlier in the day,
- Zach

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Wednesday Silliness

We captured some videos of playfulness today and I thought that you guys might enjoy watching them have fun.

Pablo and Oliver romp it out in the large roll

Logan & Winston, Parker & Pablo spinning and jumping about having a blast

Check out Parker, Pablo, and some snorting!

I hope that you enjoyed the videos and don't forget to check out our facebook page for cute pics!

Have a nice evening,
- Zach

Monday, August 3, 2015

Cuddly Clones

I hope that everyone's Monday is off to a good start. Say, one of our customers brought this up and I thought that this was kind of neat. In the upcoming age of 3D printers, you can buy some plush pet replicas. You could get a copy of your own pet as a plush. You could also buy a 3D printed model of your pet as well (but I'm a fan of the plush instead). These plushies cost a whopping $179-$249, depending on what type you get, I was surprised how life-like these really looked. They don't do just dogs, but other animals as well. Their website has more information about the cuddly clones.

Hope you have a relaxing evening,
- Zach