Fences for Fido protects dogs from dangerous and inhumane lives at the end of a chain. They build fenced yards that allow dogs to move comfortably; provide warm and protective insulated dog houses; ensure spay, neuter, urgent, emergency and wellness veterinary care; educate with culturally competent empathy; and offer a dog food pantry to fill hungry bellies--all at no cost to needy recipient families. With the help of over 1,000 volunteers, Fences for Fido has unchained 2,870 dogs to date throughout Oregon and Washington.
A Grey Muzzle grant is helping Fences for Fido improve the welfare of senior dogs who have only known life on a chain. Funds will be used to construct safe fences, provide insulated dog houses and shade structures, and ensure that senior Fidos get much-needed veterinary care. They will unchain senior dogs like Dina. A good Samaritan reached out to Fences for Fido when they learned that Dina was living outside on a chain 24/7 without appropriate shelter to protect her from the cold. Dina's elderly caregiver simply could not afford it. Fences for Fido stepped in, ensuring Dina had a warm dog house and a secure fence that allowed her to move freely.