130 pooches in one place!

Four-legged community event

Dogs of the East


At Fortis, we believe the best homes are about more than just bricks and mortar. They’re about our families and friends, our communities and, yes, even our pets. In celebration of fellow pet lovers we created ‘Dogs of the East’, or DOTE, a special event where we invited our Eastern Suburbs neighbours in Sydney to join us for a 6-hour photoshoot featuring more than 130 dogs, all in one sitting.

On Sunday 17 November 2019, dogs of every imaginable shape, size and personality arrived at Woollahra Sailing Club. After a quick groom by DOGUE, they each headed under the spotlight to have their portrait captured by award-winning pet photographers, MM PHOTOS. The result was our limited edition DOTE coffee table book – that has already sold out!

“I have attended a few dog-related events with Bailey, and I have to say that the Fortis staff were absolute tops when it came to handling and interacting with dogs. Many of you seemed to genuinely like dogs and it really showed.”

Nicole Low, DOTE attendee

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