Fence Request

Fences For Fido is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon building free, donor-funded fences for dogs living outdoors on chains, tethers or in small outdoor pens.  Our volunteers work in a large area of northwest Oregon, central Oregon, and southwest Washington. We do not build outside those regions. If you live outside our service area, you are welcome to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and we can let you know if there's an unchaining organization in your area.

 Click here to access the Request A Fence form!!

But first, read the information below.

Fences For Fido - Unchained, One Dog At a Time

Thank you so much for trusting Fences For Fido into your homes & lives! This simple act of reaching out to us—asking for a helping hand— truly underscores the love and compassion you have for your canine companions. We hope you know that because of your willingness to make the life of your chained dog a little better, it is a sincere honor to offer a gift that gives back to us just as much as it gives to your entire family.

We truly wish we could help everyone in our community, but since we rely on donations and grants, and all of our fence builders are volunteers, we must use those resources in the most responsible way possible, helping those dogs and families who need it the most. Because of this, we cannot base our approvals on income, disability status, veteran status, or any factors other than the living condition of the dog(s) and how those conditions align with our very specific mission. It truly breaks our hearts to make such difficult decisions, but we recognize that we must be realistic about what we can accomplish in our community.

Because Fences For Fido receives many applications every week (we often have a month-long waiting list), we must prioritize those chained or penned dogs in the most dire of circumstances. That said, we promise to review your application as soon as possible. If you do not hear from us within 30 days, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Thank you for your desire to do better for your four-legged family members. We sincerely look forward to working together—giving you true peace of mind in knowing that your dog has the freedom and security he/she desperately deserves and desires.

With gratitude,

Patti Loverink, President

P.S. Click here to see what our clients have said about us. 

The best way to request a fence for yourself or someone else is to complete our simple online "Request a Fence" form.  Thank you for contacting Fences For Fido!