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Sun May 01, 2016 @10:30AM
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Piglet and Summer - post setting
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Sat May 07, 2016 @11:00AM
2 hounds and a wiener dog
Sun May 08, 2016 @ 9:00AM
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Sat May 14, 2016 @ 9:00AM
Build--Beau & Miley
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Piglet and Summer - fence day

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Fences For Fido Mission

mission

Fences For Fido improves the quality of life for dogs living outdoors by building fences free of charge for families who keep their dogs on chains, tethers, and in small enclosures. In addition to the fence, we also provide an insulated doghouse for each dog as well as spay/neuter services and emergency veterinary care when needed.

When a dog is unchained, a transformation begins. It starts with what we call “zoomies:” The running, jumping, exuberant joy our Fidos display once unchained – many for the first time in years. That visible happiness puts smiles on the faces of our volunteers and most importantly, on the faces of our client families who through this process being to connect with their pets in a more meaningful way.

This single moment represents the beginning of an even deeper bond between a dog and his or her family. Since we built our first Fences in 2009, we’ve witnessed more than 1300 “zoomies!” We’ve expanded to cover Southwest Washington and most areas throughout Oregon, answering the call and building eight to ten fences per month in every kind of weather.

Additionally, we’ve inspired change on a larger scale: In 2014, Fences For Fido was instrumental in the historic passage of Oregon’s first anti-tethering law, which restricts the amount of time a dog can be chained.

To accelerate the unchaining movement, we actively support and mentor new unchaining groups all over the country. We’re fully committed to this next step in our mission, and have created the Unchained Planet initiative to further this cause.

Thank you for being a part of our effort to change lives... one fence, one family, one dog at a time.

(Photos by Kamala Kingsley)

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