Praise Oregon Charity for Building Fences and Shelters for Chained Dogs

Target: Fences For Fido

Goal: Thank Fences for Fido for their tireless effort to keep Portland’s dogs unchained.

Since 2009, the organization Fences For Fido has been using donations and the help of volunteers to give the dogs of Portland, Oregon a better life. By building fences at no cost to the owner, dogs who would otherwise be chained up and never know freedom have a chance to run and play. For making dog’s dreams come true, Fences For Fido deserves our gratitude.

The organization’s work goes beyond just building fences. Its mission is ultimately to change the relationship between dogs and their families. Many dogs are chained up because the owner simply doesn’t know a better way to take care of them or because they don’t have the means to provide a fence. But seeing how happy the dog is once it can run free completely changes their relationship. They spend more time with the dog and have a much greater understanding of what they deserve and what makes them happy. Twice a year, FFF volunteers check on the families they have worked with to ensure the dogs remain unchained and are healthy.

Fences For Fido also teaches families how to care for outdoor dogs during summer and winter months, provides veterinary care, spay and neutering services, and even builds houses when needed. These shelters have a shingled roof, a comfortable bed, and are raised off of the ground to keep dogs warm and dry. Sometimes the families realize that giving up the dog might be in its best interest. In cases like this, FFF has a foster program that will make sure each dog is given all the love and care it deserves until it finds its forever home.

The work that Fences For Fido has done is truly remarkable. Not only has the organization transformed the lives of hundreds of dogs and families throughout Oregon, it has also ensured that, regardless of a dog’s circumstances, it will do whatever it takes to provide for the animal’s safety and happiness. Please sign the petition below to thank this wonderful organization and all of its volunteers for dedicating their lives to giving others freedom.


Dear Fences For Fido,

Since its creation, your organization has brought happiness and freedom to over 235 families. Rarely do charities and organizations go to such extremes to make sure that those they serve are cared for in every possible way they can provide. The work of Fences For Fido stands as an example of what is truly possible when people work together for the common good.

Thank you for making such a significant contribution to the families of Oregon. We hope that Fences For Fido inspires those in other cities and states so more dogs across the country will be free to live their lives unchained and more owners will understand the value of a dog’s happiness.


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  1. Julie Henretty says:

    What a fantastic idea! This is an innovative and effective way to help dog owners to enhance the lives of their pets.

  2. Chaining is an atrocity that must be abolished. Furthermore, why have a pet left to this heartless form of abandonment outdoors on a chain?
    Bravo to Portland for creating awareness, and hope that many other communities will follow, leading to federal legislation against cruelty to animals.

  3. Myrna Burdick says:

    Thank you Portland for opening our eyes to a possible
    way to help dogs in any neighborhoods.

  4. Thank you for showing animals you care. This is something that should be on the news.

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