Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Bear & Lulu

Bear came in for his assessment Tuesday morning and I must say, he had a blast! Bear is an eight year old chocolate lab/mix that weighs sixty five pounds and has the energy of an energetic puppy. He came in here a little shy, but once we introduced him to our  Medium Dog Program he met Frankie, a red Labradoodle that's about a year old. They instantly bonded with each other; those two played and played like they've been friends for years. It was cool to see Bear keep up and play with a dog that's so much younger than him. Check out the clips below to see those two in action!

This gorgeous girl joined us bright and early this morning with her tail all curly like a cinnamon bun, and her nose to the ground; she was very curious and eager to explore her new daycare. When I first saw Lulu she melted my heart. She's as soft as velvet and reminds me of a little mini Husky. She's actually a Shiba Inu that weighs sixteen pounds and is one year old. Lulu showed wonderful dog speak as she entered our Small Dog Program. She scoped out the area, and became familiar with her new pack as she mingled around, sniffing everything and wagging her tail. 

I think Bear and Lulu will get a lot out of coming here for daycare. They're both happy, energetic dogs and I'm looking forward to seeing them again. 

Have a good night,

Monday, June 27, 2016

- Delightful Daisy -

Today we met the delightful Daisy. Daisy is a 7 month-old, 47 lbs., Goldendoodle. She came in happy with her tail wagging away. As soon as she entered our Medium Dog Program, Daisy knew that she would be able to relax and have fun at The Fort. Shortly after she entered our Medium Dog Program, Daisy met a pup named Zoey. These two immediately began to play about and had a blast. Check out the video below to see the fun.

We are looking forward to seeing Daisy return for more action soon!
Have an awesome day,
- Zach

Friday, June 24, 2016

Bella, Cody, and Levi

This morning we had the pleasure of welcoming Bella and Cody to the Fort. Bella is a four-year-old, eleven-pound, black and white Shih Tzu. Cody is a two-year-old, eighteen-pound, Cavachon (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel x Bichon Frise). They both joined our Small Dog Program, where they enjoyed mingling with the other dogs. Bella and Cody are welcome back anytime. We look forward to seeing them again soon.

Yesterday, Levi came in for his assessment. He is an eleven-year-old, twenty-eight-pound, Beagle. He joined the Medium Dog Program here at the Fort. Levi spent his time here mingling with the other dogs. He did a great job, and is welcome back anytime.

Have a great weekend,
- Gary

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Daisy & Snickers

On Tuesday we had the pleasure of meeting Daisy. She's a Golden Retriever/Labrador 
mix that is eight years old and weighs forty nine pounds. Daisy just moved here not too long ago so she was a little cautious and shy at first- being in a new place and meeting all these new faces can do that to you. But once she got more familiar with the Medium Roll and started mingling amongst her new friends, she realized that Fort Fido is a fun and safe place for her to hang out. 

This little cutie above joined us this morning. Snickers is a confident, two year old, Jack Russell Terrier Mix that weighs thirteen pounds. As dogs were arriving for daycare this morning, he was quick to make sure that he met all of them; sniffing away and wagging his tail, he showed great dog speak

Daisy and Snickers are both welcome to come back  to The Fort whenever they like.
Enjoy the rest of your evening everyone! 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Jolly Jack

Today we welcomed Jack. Jack is a 7 year-old, 27 lbs., Terrier Mix. Jack seemed up-beat and ready to roll as soon as we got a hold of his leash. We led him upstairs where he took his time getting to know his surroundings and learning that he could relax at The Fort. After he began to relax, Jack showed keen interest in the other dogs. He showed good "dog talk" and got along well with the other pups. With more time here, I think that he would become comfortable and show his playful side.

We hope to see Jack again soon,
- Zach

Friday, June 17, 2016


Matia came in for her assessment bright and early this morning. She is a beautiful, eighteen-month-old, forty-three-pound, tricolor English Springer Spaniel. Matia is the new sister of longtime Fort Fido regular Samantha. Like Samantha, Matia joined our Medium Dog Program. She started out a little shy, but after meeting some of the other dogs quickly became comfortable in her new surroundings. Matia had a fun first day here at the Fort, and is welcome back anytime. We look forward to seeing you again soon Matia.

Here is a clip from this morning of Matia playing with Zoey (Mabel can also be spotted in this clip).

Have a great weekend,
- Gary

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Fort Fido Bully Sticks

Can you guess what the image above is a photo of? You guessed it, Bully Sticks! Bully sticks are a unique dog treat. They're actually quite nutritious and a very healthy snack for your dog. 

Fort Fido's Bully Sticks are 100% natural chews that come from free range, grass fed Bulls. It is very important to us that we provide top of the line products. Many Bully Sticks are dried or baked horizontally, and then smoked to hide the ammonia smell. The only Bully Sticks that we sell are dried vertically, which helps to drain them,  resulting in a low odor product.

There's several different health benefiting reasons as to why you should start feeding your dog this treat. They are low in fat, high in protein, and the ones that we sell have no chemicals or preservatives. They are approved by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) and FDA (Food & Drug Administration). Bully Sticks are also easily digestible, and can help clean your dogs teeth by reducing tartar.

Aside from being a super healthy snack, dogs love them! They go bonkers over these things. Take a look below and you'll see what I mean.

This cutie is trying to bury his Bully Stick in his bed, to save for a later midnight snack :)

  • To preserve your Bully Sticks, many people find that storing them in a zip-lock tight bag, in the freezer, allows them to last a lot longer
  •  Bully Sticks may provide 30% of your dog's caloric requirements
  •  They're a healthy alternative to Rawhide: which can be extremely difficult for certain dogs to digest 

Well, that's all I have to share about this marvelous treat. If you're interested in giving them a shot, just let us know the next time you're in! We sell ours at a very reasonable price of $5.99 for one, or $14.00 for three.


Enjoy the rest of your evening,

Monday, June 13, 2016

Boarding Fun!

Have you ever wondered what your pups were up to all night when they stayed here for boarding? Well, wonder no more because today's blog is going to be all about our overnight program. 

Once all our daycare dogs have left, we lay out the beds and blankets and make a giant plushy, super comfortable sleeping area for them. They love it! 

It ends up looking something like this :) 

  Here at The Fort, our boarding is somewhat non-traditional. Instead of having your dog in a run by themselves, we stay with them all night and let them have free range. Because we are here monitoring their behavior it allows us to let them play with their dog friends as much as they want. If you would like your dog to do more sleeping than playing, just let us know! We can set them up a comfortable bed in one of our kennels with a blanket or bed that you provide, and even their favorite toy.

We often take the time to play with them one on one as well. Check out these silly clips below!

 One of our goals is to make your dogs stay as enjoyable as possible; we want them to feel like this is their second home. So, whenever you want to get away, or have a huge family vacation planned, don't stress about where to take your pup, we are here for you! 

Have a wonderful night,

Friday, June 10, 2016

Baxter & Bailey

This morning we had the pleasure of welcoming Baxter and Bailey to the Fort. Baxter is a three-year-old, fifteen-pound, Mix. Bailey is a three-year-old, thirty-five pound, Lab/Border Collie Mix. They both spoke good dog and started playing with the others the moment they entered our Medium Dog Program. Baxter & Bailey did a great job and are welcome back anytime. We look forward to seeing them again soon.

Have a great weekend,
- Gary

Wednesday, June 8, 2016


 We assessed another Goldendoodle yesterday morning. Meet, Tanner! He's a spunky ten month old, that weighs fifty five pounds. Tanner walked into our Large Dog Program with lots of curiosity. He was very eager in wanting to scope out the place and meet all of his new daycare buddies. Once he became more familiar of his new surroundings, he was ready to get his play on! He particularly fell in love with one of  The Fort's regulars, Sage.We were lucky enough to capture the two playing one on one together, check it out below!

I enjoyed watching Sage and Tanner romp around. They're such an odd match- but I think that's why they fit together so well. Tanner is welcome to come back anytime he wants, we're excited to see him soon and I'm sure his new girlfriend pup will be as well! Lol

 Have a great night



Monday, June 6, 2016

Fun Clip & Pics

We captured a video of Daisy and Hank playing in our medium dog program (check below!), we also have some fun (and cute) pictures of pups as well.

Daisy & Hank rock out in our Medium Dog Program
Blue (left) Oliver (right) <3 br="">
Maggie Rose
Fun times in the Large Dog Program =)
Omi enjoying ball time in the Small Dog Program

Hope you enjoyed the clip and pics!

Stay cool,
- Zach

Friday, June 3, 2016

Honoring Monty

After attending Fort Fido for nine years our good friend Monty is retiring from daycare. His good nature and commanding presence will be missed here at the Fort. When Monty first started here he was a young and spry gentlemen without a grey hair on him. As the years past the grey in his fur made him look even more heroic. So much so that David nicknamed him "Space Ghost". I have personally known Monty since I was sixteen, which was eight years ago. We wish you the best Monty enjoy your retirement you've earned it.

Have a great weekend,
- Gary

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Take a look at this Handsome dog, Hank. He's a two year old, 60 pound Mix. Hank did very well on his first day today. We noticed right away that he's exceptionally smart and high spirited. He came in here with his ears perked up, his tail wagging, and a big ole' grin on his face; he was more than ready to meet his new play mates! It was as if he felt right at home- and had been coming here for years.  Once he started mingling amongst the dogs in our large dog program, he was specifically drawn to one of our DobermansReilly.Those two played and played like there was no tomorrow. We think Hank will get a lot out of his socialization here, and we are looking forward to seeing him soon.

Take care,