Friday, September 30, 2016

Rigby & Rome

  Say hello to this handsome guy, Rigby. He's a little over three months old and weighs only twenty pounds; this boy has some growin to do! Rigby entered The Fort with confidence and ease when we met him Thursday morning. He was a very curious and young-spirited little puppy that was ready to burn some energy! One of the first dogs he met was a year old Goldendoodle  named Maile that joined us around this time last year. Check out the two of them meeting for the first time in the videos below.

This video was filmed right after Maile arrived for the day. As you can see, it didn't take them long to become buddies.

 Here they are goofing off and being silly with each other.


  Rome was today's assessment. This sweetie is a two year old, sixty pound, Labrador Retriever. She joined our Medium Dog Program  a little shy; she wandered around the play area and sniffed everything she could find but once she became familiar with her surroundings, she defiantly came out of her shell. She particularly took a great liking to one of The Fort's regulars, Petey.
Check em out having a blast together below!


Here she is mingling among the pack- but ends up going back to playing with Petey in the end. Lol

Both Rigby and Rome are welcome to come back anytime! I hope you all enjoyed your Fridays,

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


  Isn't this guy a site for sore eyes? Reuben is a five month old Reindeer Chihuahua  that joined our Puppy Program this morning. I think it's safe to say that this 'lil guy is definitely the definition of, "Cute Puppy!" 

Reuben joined his new play area a little shy at first- this was a big day for such a little guy. But as the morning continued and as more dogs arrived for him to meet and mingle with, he seemed to relax and fit right in with his new daycare friends. I also noticed that this pup is quite adventurous. He checked out our picnic table as well as our tire swing during his assessment. Check out the videos below and watch Reuben scope everything out!

    Here he is trying out our tire swing

Exploring around our Picnic table

I'm very much looking forward to seeing Reuben return here for more daycare fun. It'll be cool to watch him grow as he gets older.

Have a great night!


Monday, September 26, 2016

Missy & Molly

Today we welcomed Missy & Molly. These two Lhasa Apso Mix's entered into Fort Fido curious. They made their way to our Small Dog Program. Shortly after Missy and Molly entered into our Small Dog Program they began to meet the other pups. Throughout their day here they mingled with the other pups.

We look forward to seeing Missy & Molly again,
- Zach

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


  Leah is a well socialized three in a half year old, thirty seven pound Beagle/Fox Terrier mix that joined our Medium Dog Program early Tuesday morning. She was very curious as she first entered her new play area and began to meet her new daycare friends.

  Leah's family found her at the Purdy Prison Pet Partnership Program five months ago. The program is a non-profit organization located at the Women's Correction Center in Gig Harbor. 

Their goal as an organization is to help train and prepare their inmates for pet-industry related jobs once they resume their lives outside of the prison. Leah was there for a whole year before Char and Bob adopted her. 

 Fort Fido completely supports the program and  thinks it's a great idea. In fact, we've actually helped them in the past with donations!

  All in all, Leah had a great first day at The Fort and is welcome to come back anytime.

Have a wonderful evening,

Monday, September 19, 2016

Danny & Zoe

Today we welcomed Danny and Zoe, two cute Dachshunds. Danny is a short-haired Dachshund while Zoe is a long-haired Dachshund. These two pups were excited to begin their day with us. They went up the stairs and into our Small Dog Program. Within our Small Dog Program, both Danny & Zoe explored the Small Dog Program to their hearts content. After their expedition of the program, Danny began to romp about as the other dogs entered. Zoe took a slower route, but warmed up and began to have fun too. They both looked like they had a blast here and we are looking forward to seeing Danny & Zoe return for more fun times soon!

Have a wonderful day,
- Zach

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


  Today's assessment is the newest member to the Garrett family, who have been customers of The Fort since 2013 when they brought their first dog, Roxy, here for her assessment. Much like Roxy, Tigger is an energetic eight pound, five month old Jack Russell Terrier. He joined our Small Dog Program with ease and curiosity. Tigger is a cute little guy with a whole lot of life and personality in him. 

We look forward in seeing Tigger return here and join his big sister in on all our daycare fun!
Enjoy your evening,

Monday, September 12, 2016

Finn & Hammi

Finn, a 5 month-old, 12 lbs., Mini Schnauzer, joined Fort Fido today with her sister Hammi, another 5 month-old, 11lbs., Mini Schnauzer. They both went into our Small Dog Program, where they began to meet other like-sized pups as they came in throughout the morning. They spent most of their time here getting to know the Small Dog Program and the other pups. We hope to see this cute duo return regularly so they may become accustomed to The Fort and enjoy their time here.

Have a nice day,
- Zach

Friday, September 9, 2016

Winnie & Frankenstein

Winnie came in for her assessment bright and early yesterday morning. She is a four-year-old, fifteen-pound, Papshund (Papillon x Dachshund mix). Winnie joined our Small Dog Program where she enjoyed mingling with the other dogs. She is welcome back anytime and we hope to see her again soon.

This morning we welcomed Frankenstein to the Fort. He is a four-year-old, twenty-six-pound, Cairn Terrier x Schnauzer mix. Like Winnie, Frankenstein joined our Small Dog Program. He spent his time here at Fort Fido exploring his new surroundings and meeting the other dogs. Frankenstein is welcome back anytime. We look forward to seeing him again soon.

Have a great weekend,
- Gary

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


   We met this big, cute, one hundred and five pound, two year old, St. Bernard Mix 
on Tuesday morning. As soon as Dutch's paws walked through our front door we noticed right away how much of a gentle giant he is. He was a little shy when he first started meeting his new play buddies in our Large Dog Program, but as the morning progressed, he seemed to open up and become more comfortable here. Large dogs are a personal favorite of mine and he is definitely one handsome fellow!

I couldn't stop staring at him... See what I mean? He's a looker for sure!

I'm looking forward to seeing Dutch again; he may return whenever he pleases. 

Have a wonderful evening everyone,

Monday, September 5, 2016

Beautiful Barney

Today we welcomed Barney. Barney is a beautiful (and soft) 8 year-old, 23 lbs., Dachshund. I may be partial to Dachshund's because I have one, but that doesn't mean I can bypass Barney's assessment (darn!). We still had to make sure that Barney would be a good fit here at The Fort. Barney seemed like he was ready for a new adventure as soon as he arrived and strolled right into our Small Dog Program. Barney spent his time meeting the others and learning what Fort Fido is all about. I am looking forward to seeing Barney's cute face again.

Have a wonderful Labor Day,
- Zach

Friday, September 2, 2016

August Basket Giveaway

   We drew the winner for our last Summer Basket giveaway this afternoon-

Aaaaand the winner is...

Beau's owner was very excited  and surprised to hear the big news that her pup won. She came in here smiling from ear to ear! Check out the look on her  face, she was pretty happy.

Congratulations, once again, on winning our drawing. We hope Beau enjoys all his new goodies!

P.S. If you didn't win any of our Basket Giveaways this summer, don't fret! We plan to do more in the future so keep your eyes peeled. :)

Have a great night everyone, enjoy this little bit of sunshine while you can!



Yesterday, we had the pleasure of meeting Champ. He is a seven-year-old, seventy-five-pound, Golden Retriever. Champ is a very balanced dog and acted like he had been attending daycare for years. He spoke good dog and enjoyed mingling with the others in our Large Dog Program. Champ is welcome back anytime time. We hope to see him again soon.

Have a great weekend,
- Gary