No dog deserves to live outside on a chain. Fences For Fido’s volunteers build free fences and provide insulated dog houses so previously chained dogs can have shelter, safety and freedom. We also provide free spay/neuter and emergency vet care. Since we built our first fence in North Portland in 2009, our volunteer network has expanded across Oregon and Southwest Washington, improving dogs’ lives, helping families stay together, and making neighborhoods safer.
Bottom Line for Portland
We unchain an average of 22 dogs a month and have freed 2,300 Fidos since 2009. This year, when the pandemic brought job losses and empty store shelves, we delivered hundreds of pounds of pet food to struggling families. And with COVID causing disproportionate financial strain in tribal communities, families in Warm Springs welcomed us for two separate weekends dedicated to building fences for 50-plus dogs in need.
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“I couldn’t believe it when I looked in my backyard and saw 20 people, in the rain! Not only all of that, but the kindness and understanding about the challenges I was facing caring for my dog was also awesome.” —Fences for Fido client