Wednesday, July 19, 2017


This bright and spunky dog is who we welcomed through our doors this a.m.! Wilson is a three in a half year old Golden Retriever that weighs seventy pounds. Wilson joined our Large Dog Program and fit in like he's been a part of this place for years. He did lots of exploring, sniffing, and getting to know the other dogs... Diego is another retriever who looks almost identical to Wilson, and that's who he took to and played with for most of the morning. 

We hope to see him return soon!
Take care,

Monday, July 17, 2017


Callie is an insanely gorgeous white/tan German Shepherd that joined our Large Dog Program this morning. She's ten months old and full of curiosity... Callie came in here a tad bit shy but that slowly went away as she started to meet the other dogs; sniffing butts and wandering around her new play area. It was great to see that Dog Speak.

We look forward to getting to know Callie more- as she starts coming here to get socialization with other members of her kind.

Take care,

Friday, July 14, 2017

Andy, Max, and Paddington

Andy came into the Fort for his assessment bright and early yesterday morning. He is seven-month-old, twenty-eight-pound, Welsh Corgi mix. He "spoke" good dog and had a lot of fun getting to know the other dogs in our Medium Dog Program. Andy really enjoyed playing with Frankie & Fonzie. He is welcome back anytime. We look forward to seeing him again soon.

Max came in for his assessment this morning. He is a five-year-old, seventeen-pound, Boston Terrier. Max was very curious, and sniffed everything on his way back to our Medium Dog Program. He had a great time hanging out with the other dogs, and got into to a little bit of play. He passed his assessment with flying colors, and will be a great addition to our Medium Dog Program.

Last but not least, we have Paddington. He also joined the Fort this morning. Paddington is an adorable five-month-old, seven-pound, Havapoo (Havanese x Poodle). He joined our Small Dog Program, where he enjoyed mingling with the other dogs. Paddington is welcome back anytime. We hope to see him soon.

Have a great weekend,
- Gary

Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Dizzy was today's assessment that arrived earlier this morning. He's a three year old, four pound Bolognese that went up and joined our Small Dog Program

From the first moment I saw him, I knew instantly this guy has one soft coat- and he does... He kind of reminds me of a cuddly, fluffy teddy bear. I enjoyed watching Dizzy became more and more comfortable with his new surroundings. He showed great dog speak, and started to socialize a little bit, before he left. I have a feeling this guy is going to make some friends next time he returns!

Have a good day,

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Phinnie is the newest member to our Medium Dog Program. She's only four months old, so she still has some growing and maturing to do. As she gets bigger and gains more energy, she'll probably graduate to our Large Dog Program. Phinnie is a Bernese Mountain Dog, and only weighs thirty one pounds; females usually reach anywhere from 79-110 pounds! This girl passed her assessment with flying colors... She came in here alert, and ready to mingle and meet! We were able to capture her in action-playing with some of her new friends.

Watch 'em below...

Have a wonderful day,

Friday, July 7, 2017

Luna & Hugo

This morning we had the pleasure of meeting Luna. She is a four-month-old, twenty-five-pound, Red Standard Poodle. Luna is a very confident puppy, she joined our Medium Dog Program and immediately started playing. The first dog she met was Frankie the Red Labradoodle, and the two of them played nonstop. She also played with Zoey and Nia. She did a great job today, and is welcome back anytime. We hope to see her again soon!

Check out this clip of Luna tearing it up with Frankie.

Hugo came into the Fort for his assessment yesterday. He is a three-year-old, nineteen-pound, Westie. He also joined our Medium Dog Program. Hugo speaks good dog and will play with anyone who is willing. Yesterday, he played with Bogie, Frankie, Nia, and Fonzie. He passed his assessment with flying colors, and is welcome back any time. We look forward to seeing him again soon.

Here is a clip of Hugo playing with Fonzie.

Have a great weekend,

Wednesday, July 5, 2017


Check out Jody! He's a Border Collie that joined our Medium Dog Program  bright and early this morning. Jody's only three months old and weighs twenty three pounds. This young pup was very curious when he first trotted through our doors; I enjoyed watching him as he started to make some friends. 

See? This video proves how comfortable this guy is, surrounded by his own kind. Jody is a very friendly dog and I look forward to seeing him return again.

Enjoy your day and stay cool,

Monday, July 3, 2017

Tilly and Leo

Tilly was one of our adorable assessments today! She's only thirteen weeks old, and weighs about seven pounds. This girl is a Miniature Austrailian Shepherd. She joined our Puppy Program a little shy and timid at first, but that quickly changed once we introduced the toys and balls. Check her out having a blast below...

As you can see, Tilly is a very curious young pup. After she played with our balls the first time, they helped her get out of her comfort zone, and explore her new play area.  

Leo was our other assessment from today. He's a mix, so we are unsure of his exact breed but one thing's apparent, he's definitely some type of herding dog. He is seven years old and weighs fifty pounds. Leo joined our Large Dog Program with ease. It was as if, this guy has been here before; even though he hasn't. 

Both Tilly and Leo are welcome to come back whenever they want. Happy early 4th of July!


Friday, June 30, 2017


Yesterday, we had the pleasure of meeting Puff. He is an adorable five-year-old, ten-pound, Silky Terrier mix. He joined the Small Dog Program where he enjoyed playing with his new friends. Riky Tiky and Lucy were among his favorites. Puff passed his assessment with flying colors and is welcome back anytime. We hope to see him again soon.

Check out this clip of Puff and Riky Tiky.

Have a great weekend,
- Gary

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Louis Memorial

   Louis: our Doggie Daycare Veteran. He was such a good dog. We met this handsome guy for the first time back in 2008, when he was a young and spunky, three month old puppy. When Louis joined I was only eleven years old at the time; I'm now 21! That's how long this guy has been coming here. Louis was the life of the party. He always looked forward to spending the day with us, and hanging out with his Fort Fido brothers and sisters...

   We got some sad news last weekend. Unfortunately, Louis passed away. We were all devastated to hear this. He was the centerpiece of The Fort.

Louis had all kinds of personality. One thing he loved to do, was dress up every Halloween... Rick and Sandy enjoyed bringing him in, and showing us his costumes over the years... They sure did keep us on our toes! We were always looking forward to seeing what clever outfit they came up with.

Here's just a few we saw!
 (Posing as Ryan Lochte)

  They not only shared his Halloween Fun with us, but they also liked to keep us in the loop, and send us fun photos of Louis outside of The Fort.

Louis loved Sun-Bathing      Go HUSKIES!

  Halloween wasn't the only Holiday we got to celebrate with Louis. We could always count on Rick and Sandy for bringing in the Holiday Spirit every year. They loved to give us awesome Christmas Cards.

Louis was so popular here, that one of our Night Attendants decided to draw a super awesome picture of him!

 Louis was not only a daycare dog, but he also enjoyed staying the night with us from time to time... Check him out snuggling with Nancy.

Check Louis out in action below! He was definitely a lively spirit. 

  We are going to miss this big guy. The Fort just won't be the same without his sweet wrinkled face and unique spirit. 

Louis was not only a valuable member to our Large Dog Program, but he was also David and Nancy's (The owners) God Dog...

Rest easy buddy; you'll forever be in our hearts.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Riley and Kylie

We had two Boxers assess with us this morning: Kiley and Riley. Read below to hear how well they did!

Riley weighs twenty two pounds and is only eighteen weeks old. This guy has lots of growing to do! I predict that he's going to turn out to be much larger than Kiley, just look at those paws! Riley joined our Medium Dog Program, but will eventually make it into our  Large Dog Program once he grows and gains more energy. 

Kylie is three weeks older than Riley (twenty-one to be exact) and weighs twenty one pounds as well! Just like her brother, Kylie joined our Medium Dog Program . She flourished and had a ball! (no pun intended) :)

Check out these two having a great time together... They seemed to make friends with pretty much any dog that gave them attention. It was adorable to watch them learn how to speak "dog" for the first time.

Riley and Kylie are more than welcome to return to The Fort for more daycare fun, whenever they please.

Have a good day,

Monday, June 26, 2017


This sweet girl was our assessment today... She's a one year old, sixty five pound Labrador Retriever. Archer is a very smart, well rounded dog. We noticed that right away once she was here for a while. She even made a new friend named Neo, the Siberian Husky. We were lucky enough to capture them playing together on video. Check it out!  

We look forward to seeing Archer come back.

Friday, June 23, 2017


Rufus came into the Fort for his assessment bright and early this morning. He is a nine-month-old, eighty-pound, Chocolate Lab. Rufus is very well behaved, and "speaks" good dog. He will be a great addition to our Large Dog Program. Rufus thoroughly enjoyed his first day here, and made lots of new friends including, Marley, Sergeant Major, and Espy.

Rufus is welcome back anytime. Good job today, Rufus!

Check out this clip of Ginger & Marley having some fun in the Large Dog Program.

Have a great weekend,
- Gary

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mikah, Sam, and Lady

Mikah was yesterday's assessment. He's only thirteen weeks old and weighs about fourteen pounds. He's a Tibetan Terrier with a whole lot of spunk. Mikah came in here eager as ever; he was ready to check out his new hang out. Mikah made friends with the first dog he met, and several others after that. Check out this video to see how much fun he had with his new friend, Nia.
 Today, we had the pleasure of welcoming two dogs to The Fort...

Sam joined our Large Dog Program
with a huge grin on her face. It was apparent that this girl was going to enjoy her first visit with us. She's nine years old and weighs seventy four pounds. She enjoyed being among all the other dogs and getting to know this place.

This is Sam's sister, Lady. Unlike Sam, this girl is much smaller so she went up and joined the dogs in our Small Dog Program. She is a ten year old, thirteen pound Maltese. Lady came in here with curious eyes, and a wagging tail. She showed great Dog speak and seemed pretty happy being around a bunch of other dogs, like herself... (We have lots of Maltese's here)  

All three dogs are more than welcome to come back for more Fort Fido fun whenever they please. Enjoy the rest of your day everyone,


Monday, June 19, 2017


This morning's assessment was a super spunky and curious, two month old Labrador Retriever. Brody weighs about nineteen pounds and male Retrievers average at about sixty five, to eighty pounds- so this little guy has lots of growing to do! Brody initially came in here a tad shy, it took him a couple minutes to make friends but once he did, he didn't stop! 

Check out this video to see what I mean...

Brody has gained a tremendous amount of confidence from being in this type of setting, and it was only day one. It definitely didn't take long. He's a smart one! I look forward to watching Brody grow and mature with us; he's such a good lookin pup!

Enjoy your week everyone,

Friday, June 16, 2017


Yesterday, we had the pleasure of welcoming Beau to the Fort. He is a one-year-old, fifty-pound, Black Lab. Beau had a great first day in our Large Dog Program, where he made lots of new friends. Elsa, the Shepherd, was one of his favorites. Beau is welcome back anytime. We look forward to seeing him again soon!

Check out this clip of Beau and Brody.

Have a great weekend,
- Gary 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Business of the Month


  During the months of April and May, Fort Fido was invited to make a display because we were "Business Of The Month" two months in a row! David put me in charge; the only thing I had to follow, was for it to be Easter themed. Being the Spring and Flower fanatic that I am, I got pretty excited for this side project...

(click photos to enlarge)

  I went to Michaels, 
and chose the flowers that spoke  "EASTER" to me.

  I even made Wilbur, our mascot, his very own Flower Crown on my off time.

  Check out the rest of the Display... We had a basket to give away to one lucky winner,two GIANT poster boards that displayed some of the dogs that have been attending here over the years (do you see your dog?) and did I mention Flowers?! ;) 

  What was in the basket we gave away?
  • Several Stuffed Animals
  • A Treat Ball
  • Leash/Collar
  • Treats
  • Poops Bags
  • .... and much more

  Feel free to watch this video if you want to see our drawing and hear who the lucky winner was!


  It's about time to wrap this up- but I want to say thank you for all the amazing compliments I got on this display, and all the participation it brought! I hope you all have a marvelous Wednesday.


Monday, June 12, 2017


Nessa was our first assessment of this week! She's a sixty five pound, nine year old lab mix. This girl came in here shy and curious; she showed great dog speak as our daycare dogs slowly started arriving for the morning. She mingled and wandered around the pack, I think she's going to enjoy coming here for occasional boarding stays.

Looking forward to seeing you soon, Nessa!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Tug & Buddy

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of welcoming two awesome dogs to the Fort. Tug & Buddy, both from the same family, came into the Fort very confidently. Tug, is a four-year-old, one hundred and twenty-pound, Mastiff. He joined our Large Dog Program where he politely greeted the other dogs. Tug thoroughly enjoyed his first day, and had a lot of fun playing with his new friends.

Buddy, is a ten-year-old, twenty-six-pound, Beagle. He joined our Small Dog Program, where he enjoyed hanging out and mingling with the others. Buddy & Tug, both passed with flying colors and are welcome back anytime.

We look forward to seeing them again soon!

Have a great weekend,
- Gary

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Arlo was today's assessment that joined our Small Dog Program. He's a four month old, five pound Shih-poo. Shih-poo's are a mix between a Poodle and a Shih tzu! This little guy was definitely a site for sore eyes. He loved getting familiar with all his new play buddies, and mingling among the pack. 

We look forward to seeing him return,
Have a good night!