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Fences For Fido is so very fortunate to have a corporate donor in Big Dawg Construction. Each month for a couple of years, this wonderful construction company makes a very nice donation via recurring donation to Fences For Fido, simply and fantastically because they love dogs.

Their donations have generously sponsored freedom for four dogs, and for that, we’re so incredibly grateful. To all our loyal friends at Big Dawg, including owner Chris Lancaster, we send our tail wags and slobbery kisses your way.

And to all our Fido friends in Oregon’s Clackamas, Yamhill, Marion and Multnomah Counties, please consider Big Dawg for your residential remodeling projects, no matter how big or small. They’re licensed, bonded and insured and are experts in roofing, siding, sheds, windows, fences, decks, room additions, flooring, stair cases, cabinet installation and so much more. Once again, thank you, dear friends at Big Dawg Construction!



Phone: 503-803-0192

If you’ve been inspired and would also like to get set up for recurring contributions, please visit our donation page: http://www.fencesforfido.org/donate

“Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them so many years of our own lives.” John Galsworthy 

The price we pay for loving dogs is that we will have to say goodbye someday – and always too soon. We each know this all too well. In fact, it’s been said that this may be the only real flaw of dogs – the painful fact that their lives are so much shorter than ours. 

Today we all feel this familiar sadness because we’ve learned that Chopper – Fences for Fido’s very first unchained dog – died this week due to complications of cancer. With the passing of this stately, gentle old friend, we want to pause and remember what a mark Chopper left on our world. He was once a lonely, scruffy backyard dog. But everything changed, practically overnight, when a group of Portland friends met Chopper and realized they could do something to help. What they did changed Chopper’s life and his family’s life, and then that change rippled across the community and just kept going. Chopper galvanized a mission and a passion that continues to grow today. 

New Dog Tethering Law in Effect January, 1, 2014

            Drafted and supported by a broad coalition, the new law adds an important tool to address the public safety and animal welfare problems presented by chronically-chained dogs in communities across Oregon. Like all laws, this one is intended to be enforced by appropriate law enforcement officers. Fences For Fido does not have enforcement authority.

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The new law does the following:

Limits tethering to:

  1. Ten hours (in a 24 hour period) when dog is tethered to a stationary object;
  2. Fifteen hours (in a 24 hour period) when dog is tethered to a running line, “zip line”, trolley, or pulley system;

By Patti Loverink, Fences For Fido Co-Chair

In the summer of 2012, our Fido community made something truly remarkable happen: Through just one whirlwind day of online voting, you helped us win a Toyota Tundra pickup through Toyota's 100 Cars For Good campaign! We knew that having a truck that belonged exclusively to Fences For Fido would make a huge difference in our work, and over these past several months it surely has.

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